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2014 LECTURES

26 October 2014 - Ely Cathedral and Amnesty International Ely City Group present 'The Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture' by Perico Rodríguez - 'Behind Closed Doors' - The search for Justice for victims of torture and the 'disappeared'

26 Oct 2014

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Perico Rodríguez was imprisoned and repeatedly tortured for three years following the 1976 military coup in Argentina. His wife managed to contact some English people they had met the previous year. It turned out that they were Amnesty members so when they heard from his wife they contacted Amnesty, who launched an urgent-action appeal. After three years, he was released from prison and finally allowed to leave the country. His wife and children then joined him in London. Perico now works at Freedom from Torture, which cares for victims of torture. A couple of years ago, Perico returned to Argentina to give evidence in the trial of several members of the former Military Junta which ruled the country in the 1970s when thousands of people were killed, tortured, and "disappeared". Perico will talk about his search for justice as well as his work at Freedom from Torture.


19 October 2014 - Etheldreda Lecture by the Rev Dr Dee Dyas Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, University of York. - 'Telling the Story'. Interpreting Cathedrals in the 21st Century.

19 Oct 2014

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1 September 2014 - Open Lecture by Prof Eamon Duffy - 'The role of devotion to the mother of God in the medieval English cathedral'.

01 Sep 2014

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Professor Duffy is Professor of the History of Christianity at Cambridge University, a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge and an Etheldreda Canon. His book 'The STRIPPING of the ALTARS' described traditional religion in England from 1400-1580 and won the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award.