How did Alban learn to be a Christian? What did readers in the past learn about being a Christian from his story?

Where | Alban Room and Online

Cost | £12 (£6 students)

Speaker | The Revd Mark Laynesmith

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Study Centre, this lecture explores how Alban’s story has been used in different ways from the late Roman to the high medieval periods to contribute to the formation of Christian believers. Stopping points on the journey will be the earliest, late fourth-century account of Alban; a theologically controversial sixth-century account written in southern France; Gildas’s use of Alban as inspirer of courageous response to the pagan Saxons; Bede’s use of Alban as a model of good educational practice; and, finally, Matthew Paris’s depiction of Alban as embodiment of chivalric faith.

How to Book

You can book online by using the button above. If you are unable to book online please call the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 (Monday to Friday 9.30 – 3pm term time) or the Box Office 01727 890290 (Monday to Sunday). Tickets will be on sale until 12noon on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

Clergy and Readers in St Albans Diocese have complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups. For clergy/Reader bookings, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.