Lincolnshire Society Networking Lunch and Talk

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On Saturday 24 November 2018, at the Wig & Mitre, Lincoln, Dr Barry Ardley, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘The Lincoln Magna Carta: Interpreting a Memory of the World’. (Barry teaches at undergraduate level and he is also a thesis supervisor for PhD, undergraduate and master’s students. He is an active researcher as well as teacher, with over forty publications in refereed conference proceedings and journals, who has published a number of papers and conference articles on the Lincoln Magna Carta.)

In his talk, Barry described Magna Carta’s origins and development, appearance, content and interpretations, its status and influence in the world, and the marketing associated with it. Dr Ardley pointed out that ‘from a linguistic perspective, there are many implications flowing from the fact that the Magna Carta was written in Latin and the King - who could not write - and the barons, spoke French. The peasants, who were illiterate, spoke English.’ He said that Lincoln’s copy of Magna Carta is owned by Lincoln Cathedral and is one of only four copies to survive from 1215; following many travels over the years, it is now housed with Lincoln’s Charta of the Forest in the state-of-the-art subterranean Magna Carta vault, which was built as part of the 22 million pound project on Lincoln Castle that took place between 2011 and 2015. Barry concluded by saying that a ‘medieval political settlement, signed in a muddy field on a small island’ has been transformed ‘into something that is held to have very great significance today’.

The event was very well attended, with time for networking and discussion, as well as for eating a delicious lunch. We were able to enjoy Lincoln’s Christmas lights and decorations as we left the venue, as well as admiring the golden light on the Cathedral.

  


Barry Ardley will present a talk entitled ‘The Lincoln Magna Carta: Interpreting a Memory of the World’, which will be followed by a Q&A session and networking.

Prior to the talk attendees are welcome to join for lunch (at their own expense) at the Wig and Mitre.

Speaker bio

Barry Ardley is Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln

Barry teaches at undergraduate level and he is also a thesis supervisor for PhD, undergraduate and master’s students.  He is an active researcher as well as teacher with over forty publications in refereed conference proceedings and journals. He has published a number of papers and conference articles on the Lincoln Magna Carta. He is the employability coordinator for the department of Marketing and Tourism

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November 24th, 2018 12:00 PM   to   4:00 PM
Steep Hill Room
Wig & Mitre
30 Steep Hill
Lincoln, LN2 1TL
United Kingdom
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CIOL Lincolnshire Society