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Events: 2016

7th January: The final reception of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee was held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mayfair Hotel.
January – February: seven school workshops from Mind the Gap Theatre.


6th February: ‘Our Liberty‘, a sculpture commemorating the legacy of Magna Carta in Bury St Edmunds was unveiled. Click here for more information.


8th March: Mind The Gap Theatre will release a Magna Carta film DVD to tie in with International Women’s Day.
8th – 9th: King John: the Worcester Connection Conference. Tickets £122, at Worcester Cathedral. Click here for more information.


3rd & 10th: Two walking tours of Magna Carta Place in Canberra, Australia, as part of the ACT Heritage Festival.
14th April: Baronial Order of Magna Carta  / Magna Carta Trust Second Annual Scholarship Award, Washington D.C.
19th April:The Legacy of Magna Carta” lecture, Dulwich Picture Gallery. Andrew Blick, speaker.
25th April:The Relevance of Magna Carta in the 21st Century“, Warwick University. Lord (Igor) Judge and Sir Robert Worcester, speakers.
31st April: New display of Magna Carta statue of Saher Quincy, Earl of Winchester, at The Beaney Museum, Canterbury.


1st: Magna Carta Lecture, Lincoln Cathedral. HE Alexander Downer, Speaker.
12th June: Magna Carta Trust will be represented at The Patron’s Lunch (the Queen’s 90th birthday).
13th June: The first of the newly funded Magna Carta Fairhaven Lecture Series at Royal Holloway, University of London.
15th June: Magna Carta Day.
15th June: Distribution of Magna Carta Barons Association book.
15th June: Magna Carta Day Dinner, at the Inner Temple.
17th June: Magna Carta Constitutional Convention, at Royal Holloway, University of London.


July (Date TBC): Living History event at Odiham Castle.


3rd – 16th September: Henry De Bohun Heritage Festival, Trowbridge.
8th – 10th September: King John 800‘ conference. Dublin Castle, Ireland.
10th September: Re – enactment of the coronation of Henry III, Gloucester.
13th September: Opening of Henry III exhibition at Museum of Gloucester. Runs until early 2017.
20th September – 28th October: Henry III Lecture series, Gloucester Cathedral Chapter House.
30th September:Medieval banquet, Gloucester Cathedral Nave


18th October: The Life and Death of King John,’ The National Archives, Kew. Professors David Carpenter, Stephen Church, and Dr Marc Morris, Speakers.
18th October: Re – enactment of King John’s death, Newark Castle.
18th – 22nd October: Shakespeare’s ‘King John‘, Worcester Cathedral.
19th October: 800th anniversary of King John’s death.
19th October:Henry III: Seeds of Power‘, play opens at Gloucester Cathedral. Production by Gloucester Theatre Association LTd.
19th October: The Life & Legacy of King John‘, Newark Town Hall. Professor Stephen Church, Speaker.
28th October: What happened at Henry III’s coronation at Gloucester in 2016?‘ Lecture at Gloucester Cathedral, organised by the friends of Gloucester Cathedral. Professor Richard Rastall, Emeritus Professor of Historical Musicology at The University of Leeds, will discuss what might have happened on this day 800 years ago. Click here for more information.


November (Date TBC): Symposium to mark 800th anniversary of the first re – issue of Magna Carta.
12th November: 800th anniversary of 1216 Magna Carta (issued in Bristol)
12th November: Bristol Magna Carta 800th concert – proceeds to go to Freedom From Torture Association. Click here to book.
25th November: Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland‘, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Hosted by the Irish Legal History Society. Event is free, but booking is essential. Click here to book.


Until 1st December: ‘King John,Magna Carta, and Worcester Cathedral’ exhibition, at Worcester Cathedral.

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