A history of Christianity in Britain and Ireland through 20 buildings.

From a persecuted minority in Roman Britannia through the ‘golden age’ of Anglo-Saxon monasticism, the devastating impact of the Vikings, the alliance of church and state after the Norman Conquest to the turmoil of the Reformation that saw the English monarch replace the Pope and the Puritan Commonwealth replace the king, it is a tangled, tumultuous story of faith and achievement, division and bloodshed. Author Peter Stanford draws on his book, If These Stones Could Talk, to chronicle how a religion that began in the Middle East came to define our past and shape our present.

When | Wednesday 9 November, 7.30 - 9pm

Where | Alban Room and Online via Zoom Webinar 

Speaker | Peter Stanford, Author and Broadcaster 

Cost | £10 (£6 students) 

About Peter Stanford 

Peter Stanford's previous investigations into the history, theology, and the enduring appeal and cultural significance of religious ideas include 'Angels: A History'; 'Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident'; 'Judas: The Troubling History of the Renegade Apostle and The Devil - A Biography'. He is a feature writer at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph titles, and contributes to the Observer and the Catholic weekly, and is a columnist for the Tablet. He has presented programmes on BBC 1, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as BBC Radio's 2 and 4 and the BBC World Service.

Joining Options

This talk will be live for both in-person and online audiences. If you cannot attend on the night, please purchase an online ticket to receive access to a recording. Joining details will be sent out after 12pm on the afternoon of the talk. 

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