The remarkable history and heritage of Great St Mary's, the first home of the University!

The remarkable history and heritage of Great St Mary's, the first home of the University!

The remarkable history and heritage of Great St Mary's, the first home of the University!

event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 2.15pm - 3.15pm BST
event Friday, September 27, 2024 schedule 2.15pm - 3.15pm BST
  • St Great Mary's Church
Remarkable heritage of Great St. Mary's
In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Extracurricular
Location: 
Great St. Mary's Church | View details

Great St Mary's was the first home of the University 800 years ago.

The talk will bring alive the remarkable history and heritage of the Church, the significantpart it has placed in the history of the City and University of Cambridge, the royal visits and patronage, the great debates and its major involvement in the Reformation, and our famous bells and two organs.

There will be a tour of the church and its unique features and the option of climbing the tower to see the panoramic view of Cambridge and the Colleges.

Speakers

Margaret Johnston

Margaret Johnston

Margaret Johnston was the Administrator of the Department of Earth Sciences in the University for 30 years, Executive Secretary of the European Union ofGeosciences for 15 years and involved in running international geoscience conferences in the UK and Europe. She is Churchwarden at Great St Mary's andchaired the recent Heritage Education programme.

Natalie Lealand (Wolfson 2017)

Natalie was born and raised in Lancashire, and spent several years living in Yorkshire before studying for her BA Theology at Wolfson College, 2017-2020. She has since worked as Family and Children's Minister at churches in Newnham and Trumpington, and in January of this year took up the role of Education Officer at Great St Mary's. Her work in this role involves increasing knowledge of Christian heritage and the particular history of Great St Mary's and Christianity in Cambridge amongst the public, working with schools and other education groups alongside offering events for general attendance. Great St Mary's is a Silver Award Eco Church with an active Eco Committee, and so the role also includes spreading awareness of sustainability issues.

Booking information

Optional visit to the tower £6.50 per person including VAT.

Capacity: 
60

Location

Great St. Mary's Church
Senate House Hill
Cambridge
CB2 3PQ
United Kingdom

Contact

The Festival Team
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Accessibility: 

The church has wheelchair access.

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