The St Cuthbert Gospel: the Story of a Book
When: Tue 15 May 2012, 19.00 - 20.30
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £6 / £4 concessions
With its beautifully-worked, original, red leather binding, the St Cuthbert Gospel is a miraculous survival from the sophisticated culture that flourished in late seventh-century England. Not only is it the oldest intact European book in existence, it has an extraordinary history, having been discovered in 1104 in the coffin of St Cuthbert, one of England's foremost saints.
Simon Keynes, Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, University of Cambridge, and Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham, explain why this is one of the world's most remarkable books.