Professor Andrew Morrall, Public Lecture: From 'Pope as Devil' to 'the Library of Vulcan': Religion, Objects, and Early Modern Cultures of Memory

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

To mark the end of a day-long academic workshop held in association with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Professor Andrew Morrall (Bard Graduate Center, New York) will give a public lecture entitled 'From 'Pope as Devil' to 'the Library of Vulcan': Religion, Objects, and Early Modern Cultures of Memory'. The lecture will be held at the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge, at 6pm. All are welcome; admission is free.

Reformation 500

Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge

2017 will be commemorated across the UK and beyond as the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. 31 October 1517 is the day on which Martin Luther is famously reputed to have nailed his theses to the door in Wittenberg, lighting the blue touch-paper of the Reformation. Cambridge has been described as the cradle of the Reformation in England and many significant events took place in and around Great St Mary’s church.

Public lecture: Professor James Simpson, 'Stilled Lives, Still Lives: Reformation Memorial Focus'

Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge

As part of the major international conference organised by the AHRC-funded research project 'Remembering the Reformation' from 7-9 September, a public lecture will be delivered by Professor James Simpson of Harvard University: 'Still Lives, Stilled Lives: Reformation Memorial Focus'

The launch of a digital exhibition entitled 'Remembering the Reformation', a joint enterprise involving Cambridge University Library, Lambeth Palace Library and York Minister Library, will take place at the same time.

All welcome. There will be a drinks reception to follow.

Workshop: Remembering the English Reformation — 21st–22nd October 2016

University of York

The first major event of the project will be a two-day workshop. This will take place on 21st and 22nd October 2016 at the University of York. This workshop will lay the foundations for the first of the two volumes of essays which will emerge from the conference, Remembering the English Reformation.

Memory and the Library: Remembering the Reformation — 9th–10th June 2016

Old Palace, York Minster

This event is open to the public on a free ticketed basis. Registration is now closed.

The UK’s Cathedral Libraries often have ancient origins but most were re-founded after the Reformation. Their collections involve a complex interface between past and present, between different confessional histories, and between different political ideologies.