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Magna Carta panel discussion

23/01/2013 (18:00-20:00)
FREE but places must be reserved in advance. Please email Matthew Smith.

Facsimilie of Magna Carta

"Magna Carta is not primarily significant for what it was, but rather for what it was made to be." Erwin Grinswold, Dean of Harvard Law School, June 1965

What are we making Magna Carta to be in the 21st century? How is the present shaping how we interpret and promote this medieval event and its legacy? What are the challenges facing those attempting to engage a modern public with a medieval document? This panel discussion aims to explore these and other questions facing those exploring public history in the context of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.


Dr Claire Breay, Lead Curator of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts, British Library.

Olivia Nelson, Magna Carta 2015 Project Officer, National Trust.

Dr Matthew Smith, Curator of Egham Museum, and Project Manager, 'Magna Carta in Egham' (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund).


Picture Gallery, Founder's Building, Royal Holloway campus.



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