Alfred the Great through History (Public lecture, 23rd August)

Alfred the Great may be best-known for burning the cakes, but various stories have surrounded this Anglo-Saxon king through the centuries. Join David Barrow at our next Late Summer Lecture, when he will demonstrate how the figure of Alfred has been moulded to suit every age. Starts 23rd August at 17.30 in Alington House, Durham.  No... Continue Reading →


New Podcast: Cuthbert: A Not So Benevolent Saint

Over a millennium since his death St Cuthbert is venerated by the thousands of visitors, both men and women, who attend his shrine in Durham Cathedral each year. In the early years of the Cathedral, though, in the midst of a monastic power struggle, women were not so welcome in this great building. In this podcast,... Continue Reading →

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