Carlisle – Melvyn Bragg Lecture

Event Details

  • Location: Carlisle Cathedral
  • Address: The Abbey, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TZ
  • Start date: 18th March 2022
  • End date: 18th March 2022
  • Times: 6.30pm
  • Entry fee: £15

As part of the cathedral’s 900th anniversary celebrations, acclaimed author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, Lord Bragg of Wigton, will explore the way in which William Tyndale’s revolutionary translation of the Bible, which led to the King James version, helped form the patterns of modern English we use today.

Before the lecture, which begins at 7.30pm, there will be a service of Choral Evensong which will be infused with the language of the King James Bible which was based on Tyndale’s revolutionary translation.

It will also be possible to purchase tickets for a pre-lecture drinks reception in the Fratry Hall where books from our historic collections influenced by Tyndale’s work will be on display.