Churches Conservation Trust Annual Lecture 2017

Bettany Hughes

Byzantium-Constantinople - Istanbul

The Tale of Three Spiritual Cities

Tickets £20 members (£23 non-members)
Doors 18:30

The Churches Conservation Trust invites you to join them this November as their Vice-President, acclaimed historian and broadcaster, Dr Bettany Hughes, weaves a tale of one the world’s greatest - and most ancient - cities.

The city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea, as well as a place. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, this city has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. Bettany’s lecture is based on the extensive research undertaken to write her epic biography of Istanbul from 6,000BC to 1924. In particular, she will investigate the story of religion and faith in this, the centre of Christendom, and civilisation’s desire to understand the world in spiritual terms.

The audience will have a chance to ask Bettany their questions and purchase a copy of her latest book, Istanbul.  Light refreshments during a drinks reception are included in the ticket price.

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