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Exploring Shakespeare's Church

July’s Research Conversation

How the development of Holy Trinity Church and the town influenced Shakespeare and his writing.

Join us every month for our free online Research Conversations. Taking place on Zoom on the second Wednesday of every month, our Research Conversations provide you with the opportunity to attend online live sessions and listen to people who are engaged in Shakespeare-related research.

On 14 July we mark the publications of a lavishly illustrated book (112 full-colour illustrations) based on a public lecture series which took place at Holy Trinity Church, dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Ronnie Mulryne. Notable local historians show how the development of church and town influenced Shakespeare and his writing. Holy Trinity Church’s medieval, pre-Reformation character is freshly revealed; the College of Priests, the Bawdy Court, the Clopton Chapel, the King James Bible, and there is a walk through the building in July 1614 – in the company of Master Shakespeare himself.

Led by co-editors Dr Lindsay and Sandra MacDonald, with contributions from Dr Robert Bearman, Dr Sylvia Gill, and Mairi Macdonald.

The event begins with a 30-minute presentation and will be followed by an open discussion.

Please note this is an online event held on Zoom.


All of our Research Conversations are free, but if you are in the position where you are able to support us with a donation, no matter large or small, we would be incredibly grateful. As the independent charity dedicated to sharing Shakespeare's work, life and times with the world, we rely on the support of visitors, event attendees, donors and Friends for 98% of our income to help conserve the priceless Shakespearian heritage in our care. Thank you for your support.


Listen back: If you were unable to attend our previous virtual Research Conversations, you can catch up on our audio recordings here

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