Programme†marking the 800th†Anniversary of the death of King John in 2016
Click here for a copy of our programme of events commemorating the death of King John in 2016
Until December 2016 King John, Magna Carta and Worcester Cathedral Exhibition An illustrated exhibition about King John's will, tomb and reputation. His connection with Magna Carta, Worcester, St Wulfstan and Shakespeare. Plus Magna Carta in the USA, its legacy and influence today.
North Transept - Please note this exhibition will not be available during the period Tuesday 17 - Mon 23 November due to the University of Worcester Graduation Ceremonies.
Thurs 18 February, 2pm - 2.45pm Did King John Love Worcester A talk beside King John's tomb, £6 per person. †Telephone 01905 732900 to book.
Talks by King Johns Tomb for Pre booked groups† There is an opportunity to come and hear King Johnís story told by one of the Cathedral guides, they reveal King Johnís family background, life and disputes leading up to Magna Carta and discuss why he wanted to be buried in Worcester. †Click here to book.
Prebooked Library visits for groups Pre booked group visits to the medieval Library see King Johnís Will, the oldest remaining Royal Testament in England, his artefacts and relics.†£5 per person. Click here to book.
Friday 8†and Saturday 9†April 2016 King John: the Worcester Connection Conference An academic conference on the subject of King John, to commemorate the 800th†anniversary of his death and burial in Worcester Cathedral. Organised by Professor Stephen Church of the University of East Anglia in partnership with Worcester Cathedral. The subjects will include:- Who was King John? Henry IIIís perceptions of his father, Worcester in the 13th†Century, St Wulfstan of Worcester, The Bishops of Worcester in the early and late 13thCentury, The rebuilding of the Quire in the 13th†Century and The Architectural and Sculptural Setting of King Johnís tomb. Click here to register your interest and ticket availability. Click here for more information
18†Ė 22†October 2016 Shakespeareís íKing Johní† Presented and performed by Worcester Repertory Company at Worcester Cathedral. Tickets will be available from January 2016 through Worcester Live Box Office, telephone 01905 611427 Click here to register your interest.
†Download a copy of the national Magna Carta Trails