Posted on 17 May 2018
On 19 to 21 October 2018, York will be hosting its fourth BBC History Magazine’s Weekend, where Dr Emma Wells (Parish Church Studies, Centre for Life Long Learning, The University of York) will be giving a talk entitled Faulty Towers or Heaven on Earth?: How to Build a Cathedral like York Minster. Her talk will take place at Yorkshire Museum on Friday 19 October at 5pm. Dr Wells will talk about how York Minster underwent several transformations and misfortunes before evolving into today’s iconic cathedral and will reveal the sagas and characters behind the construction of various other cathedrals.
The weekend will take place at two York venues: Yorkshire Museum, one of the first purpose-built museums in England, and King’s Manor, a collection of Grade I listed buildings, which are also a teaching location for The University of York's Archaeology, Medieval Studies and Eighteenth Century Studies.
As well as Dr Emma Wells, the weekend will feature a total of 29 talks, interactive Q&As and book signings from some of the world’s leading historians and authors; including Ian Kershaw, Alison Weir, Andrew Roberts, Tracy Borman and Michael Wood.