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”

BBC History Extra Podcast

Johanna Dale appeared on the BBC History Extra Podcast this week, chatting to David Musgrove about all things Oswald, from his historical life in seventh-century Northumbria, through his popularity as a saint in medieval England, to the German legends of his talking pet raven! You can listen to Oswald, the many-headed medieval saint here

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

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”


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