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St Albans Cathedral / Events / Mon 21 Sep 2020

Face-to-face with Abbot John | Online Talk

Face-to-face with Abbot John | Online Talk

There are only two figures from fifteenth-century England upon whose faces you can now gaze.
One of them is Richard III. The other - whose facial reconstruction is soon to be released - is our very own Abbot John of Wheathampstead. Join Prof James Clark to explore the story of Abbot John - from his life as a medieval abbot to his rediscovery, excavation and reconstruction in the 20th Century. More information to follow.

Professor Clark is the leading expert on Abbot John, and has been critical in the work contributing to the reconstruction of Abbot John's face. You'll be able to read his blog post on Abbot John from 10 September.

Speaker: Professor James Clark, University of Exeter

Date and time: Monday 21 September, 7.30-9pm. Participants will be able to join the event from 7pm.

Price: £10 (£6 students)

Venue: Online via Zoom.

As this talk will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet/phone which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids.

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Online via Zoom

Telephone: 01727 890 210

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