Join us as we delve into the history, art and architecture of the ancient Coptic Church. 

Christianity has a long history in Egypt dating back to the time of the Apostles, when it is claimed that St. Mark the Evangelist converted the Egyptians. Coptic (“Qibt” in Arabic) stemmed from the Ancient Greek word for Egyptian, which was Latinised to Copt and later became synonymous with Christian Egyptians. The Copts are the largest and one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East. There are over 5 million Copts living in Egypt but as a minority many face discrimination from the Islamic majority.  This talk will look at the history, art and architecture of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

When | Weds 28 September, 7.30 - 9pm 

Where | Alban Room & Online via Zoom Webinar 

Speaker| Professor Tim Boatswain, Professor of Anthropology and History

Cost | £10 (£6 students)

About Professor Tim Boatswain

Tim has held academic posts at a number of UK universities, and has also been a visiting lecturer/research fellow at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, at Harvard University in the USA, at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and at the Queen’s University in Belfast. He is also President of Conservation 50.

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. 

Clergy and Reader Training Grants

We are very pleased to be able to offer clergy and Readers in the diocese of St Albans complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups.

To sign up for this event, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.