Zoom talk: King Oswald’s Right Arm

On 20 May at 7:30pm Johanna Dale will be giving a talk about the right arm of King Oswald as part of Peterborough Cathedral’s History Talks series. What was this relic? How did it come to Peterborough? Why was it so important to the monastic community? This talk will trace the history of Oswald’s arm,Continue reading “Zoom talk: King Oswald’s Right Arm”

Conference – call for PhD/ECR blog posts

Liturgy, Literature & History: Oswald of Northumbria and the Cult of Saints in the High Middle Ages On 5 & 6 August 2021, we will be holding an online conference, in collaboration with the British Academy and Peterborough Cathedral, which uses the cult of Oswald of Northumbria as a case study to examine the mechanismsContinue reading “Conference – call for PhD/ECR blog posts”

Free online talk: Saint Oswald’s Many Heads

Johanna Dale is giving a free online talk on Thursday 28th January as part of the Churches Conservation Trust’s series of lunchtime lectures. You can sign up and get a reminder for the lecture here. SAINT OSWALD’S MANY HEADS: The Life & Afterlife Of A Seventh-Century Northumbrian King Oswald was a Christian king of Northumbria who diedContinue reading “Free online talk: Saint Oswald’s Many Heads”

King Oswald’s Raven – preview clip

There’s just a week to go until King Oswald’s Raven launches online at Peterborough Cathedral as part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities. To whet your appetite here’s a short preview clip: To find out how the raven helps King Oswald overcome his heartache head over to the PeterboroughContinue reading “King Oswald’s Raven – preview clip”

Being Human Festival Programme Launch

The Being Human Festival programme launched today, 5 October. We’re delighted that King Oswald’s Raven, which uses imagery from Peterborough’s medieval bestiary to tell the comic German legend of Oswald’s sassy pet raven, is part of the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. From 11:30am on 12 November the animation will be available toContinue reading “Being Human Festival Programme Launch”

Being Human Festival – update and sneak peek!

Given the continuing uncertainty caused by Covid-19 (and the fact that our planned venue at Peterborough Cathedral has been turned into a Nightingale Court), we have taken the decision to run our Being Human Festival event digitally. We are sorry not to be able to be in Peterborough and meet people face to face, butContinue reading “Being Human Festival – update and sneak peek!”

Being Human Festival

The premiere of the short animation ‘King Oswald’s Raven’ will take place at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 14th November as part of this year’s Being Human Festival. Alongside the screening of the animation, which uses imagery from Peterborough’s medieval bestiary to tell a comic German legend about Oswald’s talking raven, visitors will have the opportunityContinue reading “Being Human Festival”

British Academy Virtual Summer Showcase

Dr Johanna Dale’s research into the cult of Oswald of Northumbria in the high Middle Ages will feature in the British Academy’s virtual summer showcase (19-20 June 2020). Although it’s disappointing that the Summer Showcase is not able to go ahead as originally planned, a big thanks to the British Academy’s team for finding aContinue reading “British Academy Virtual Summer Showcase”