Christ Church Hosting Series of Free Lectures
Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral will host a series of free lectures to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The series will see four leading Irish thinkers consider its relevance in contemporary society.
The lectures will take place at 1:15pm over period of four weeks, starting Tuesday 6th October and ending on the 27th. Admission to the lectures, which will be held in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral, is free of charge. The first speaker will be Dr Peter Crooks, Assistant Professor of Medieval History in Trinity College Dublin, whose topic will be ‘An Introduction to Magna Carta’ on Tuesday 6th October.
The second speaker of the series will be Senator Ivana Bacik (Reid Professor of Criminal Law in Trinity College Dublin) who will be discussing ‘Women’s Rights’ on Tuesday 13th October. Next will be Archdeacon Gordon Linney, whose lecture will be entitled ‘Free to Believe’ and will take place on Tuesday 20th October.
Finally Dr Alice Leahy (Director and Co-Founder of homeless charity TRUST) will speak about ‘The Right to a Home’ on Tuesday 27th October. Magna Carta, meaning ‘The Great Charter’, is one of the most famous documents ever produced as it established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law. Originally issued by King John of England in the 13th century, Magna Carta to this day is still considered the cornerstone of modern-day democracy. Most famously, Magna Carta established the principle that all ‘free men’ had the right to justice and a fair trial.
See Program of Free Lectures here.