This June, we're exploring journeys and pilgrimage as we mark the St Alban's Day Pilgrimage differently this year. Aptly, 2020 also marks the 700th anniversary of the completion of the great Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Mark Vernon invites you to experience this odyssey, too, by accompanying him at this talk with a text that is truly transformative. 

Dante begins his journey waking up in a dark wood. The air tastes bitter. He becomes fearful. Truth is out of reach. But his crisis is a turning point. Many today, too, are waking up to something that’s gone wrong. We’re in a spiritual crisis. We must see the world afresh and understand. Dante can help us discover how, because he sees that what we need is not just to extend what we know about God, nature and ourselves, but greatly to expand our vision of reality.

The talk will presume no knowledge of the 'Divine Comedy'. It will include pictures from the artists who have so brilliantly illustrated it.

Tutor: Mark Vernon, Writer & Psychotherapist

Price: £10 (students £6) 

Venue: Online via Zoom. 

Date and time: Thursday 18 June, 7.30-9pm. Participants may join the talk from 7pm. 

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. 

Instructions for signing up and joining the talk will be sent in advance via email. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm on the night of the talk, please call 01727 890205. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

You can book online here, or call 01727 890205. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm the day before the course starts.

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