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April

1st – Lincoln Castle to reopen to the public – with its new, £22 million Magna Carta Vault
7thLincoln Magna Carta Lecture Series: Professor Rowan Williams
10 – 19th Beginning of The Globe Theatre’s run of King John at Temple Church
12 – 16th – Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association Conference Glasgow
14th: The launch of Dr Foyle’s latest book, Lincoln Cathedral: the Biography of a Building, at Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels, Bloomsbury.
15th – Lucky entrants who register for a LiberTeas event by 15th April will be offered tickets to the international commemoration event at Runnymede of 15th June.
16th – A lecture by distinguished Professor Nigel Saul at Hereford Cathedral, ‘Magna Carta and English History’
22ndLincoln Magna Carta Lecture Series: Lord Janvrin
22nd – The Master of the Rolls to speak at the Law Society
23rdLincoln Magna Carta Lecture Series: Dr. Rachel Foxley
24th – Magna Carta Constitutional Convention (our second in a three-part series), devised by Egham Museum, sponsored by Eton and Wellington Colleges and supported by the Supreme Court, Amnesty International, Royal Holloway and Brunel University. 80-100 15-18 year old students attend to debate and draft a modern Magna Carta to be exhibited in the Supreme Court.
24 – 16th MayThe Globe’s King John at Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton
28th – Newcastle Legal Walk. Click here for more details.

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