24th August 2005
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR DA VINCI CODE DEBATE
Tickets are still available for the special debate on ‘The Da Vinci Code’
to be held next week at the
Debating the Da Vinci Code on Friday 2nd September is a
free public event organised by the university's Department of Humanities and
The day will consist of three debates which cover the themes of Redemption, the ‘Real’ Da Vinci and Conspiracy.
Speakers will include The Dean of Lincoln Cathedral, The Very Reverend Dr Alec Knight, Catherine Welch, senior lecturer in English and specialist in medieval literature, and Robin Ramsay, author of ‘Conspiracy Theories: Almost Everything You Need to Know in One Essential Guide’.
There will also be an advanced preview screening of ‘Origins of the Da Vinci Code’, a new film by Henry Lincoln, co-author of ‘The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail’, a primary source upon which Da Vinci Code’ is based.
Tickets for ‘Debating the Da Vinci Code’ are free and available primarily from Ottakar’s bookshop, which is sponsoring the event, and from the cathedral shop.
As part of the sponsorship deal Ottakar’s is also generously donating £2,000 worth of books to the university library.
Those attending the event at the Lincoln School of Architecture, Brayford Pool are welcome to join the debate at any point throughout the day which starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm.
Debating the Da Vinci Code Programme
Friday 2nd September 2005
10.00 – 10.10am Welcome and Introduction
10.10 – 11.30am First debate: Redemption in ‘The Da Vinci Code’
Chair: Mike Gaughan,
Speakers: The Dean of
The Very Reverend Alec Knight
Reverend Dr Mark Hocknall, Canon Dr Mike West
11.45 – 12.30pm Talk and Slideshow – The ‘Real’ Da Vinci
Speakers: Catherine Welch,
1.00 – 2.30pm Second debate: Conspiracy
Professor Richard Keeble,
2.45 – 3.45pm Open Forum
4.00 – 5.00pm Film screening: ‘Origins of the Da Vinci Code’
by Henry Lincoln
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Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer
(01522) 886244 firstname.lastname@example.org
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