Saturday, 25 July 2015

Magna Carta by Christopher Lloyd Feature

Magna Carta
Christopher Lloyd
Tuesday 30th June 2015 

Molly and Colin Open the Meeting
A recap of the History of the World
Edenbridge U3A opened its doors in Crockham Hill Village Hall to other U3As and local organisations as well as the general public for a free event about the Magna Carta in the month when it celebrated its 800th anniversary of conception.

World history author Christopher Lloyd’s new talk took a giant perspective on 800 years in the fight for freedoms and liberties.

Freedom and liberty are words that have been bounded around by politicians for centuries but what do they actually mean? How can we know if we are personally free? To what extent do we live in a truly free society? 

Christopher Lloyd treated us to an epic ride through 800 years in the fight for freedoms and 
Barry assists
liberties from the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215 to the present day. 

Using a giant 8m-long timeline, specially commissioned by Sir Robert Worcester, Chairman and the Magna Carta Trust’s 800th Committee, and a coat of many pockets containing key objects that serve as mnemonics, Christopher stopped off at 10 key moments in the last 800 years showing how today’s ideas of freedom and liberty have evolved through time.
In his characteristic cross-curricular style.

There was lots of audience participation and he kept us enthralled and entertained throughout the meeting.

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Speaking to a packed hall

Thank You Christopher
Coat of Many Pockets
King John for the afternoon