The Biblical widow is often overlooked. Assumed to simply be vulnerable members of Israelite society, marginalised and easily exploited, we pass by widows in narratives and poetry without much thought.

But when we take a closer look, what do we find? Far from simply being a victim, the widow appears at pivotal moments in biblical narratives and decides her own fate as well as that of others. In this talk, we will explore the stories of widows including Ruth, Tamar and the Widow of Zarephath and consider how they are the heroines of their own stories. 

Speaker: Christie Gilfeather, University of Cambridge 

Date & Time: Thursday 7 October 7.30pm-9pm

Cost: £10 (students £6)

Venue: This will be a hybrid talk, taking place in the Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral, and online via Zoom. Please select how you will be attending when you choose your tickets. 

If you'd like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you'll receive a link to the recording on the day of the event. 

Entry is via the Welcome Centre on Sumpter Yard. This event takes place in the Alban Room on Level 1 of the Chapter House. Step-free access is available via a lift. 

No parking is available at the Cathedral. If you require a space for access reasons, please email us in advance. 

How to Book:  You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets can be booked until 5pm on the day of the talk. 

Joining on Zoom on the night 

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email after 5pm on the day of the event.  If you have not received these details by 5:30pm, please email [email protected] 

If you are accessing this talk via Zoom, participants will need to access a device which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join in by dialing in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. Please note we cannot guarantee you will see the speaker on the screen if slides are being used. 

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