Live stream preview

Next video will start in 30 seconds

Christmas: Tradition, Truth and Total Baubles!

Close Open

Curses Legends and Murder: Folklore and Strange Tales of Thomas Becket

Our Free Lunchtime Lectures • 1h 7m

Up Next in Our Free Lunchtime Lectures

  • Christmas: Tradition, Truth and Total...

    We are all haunted by the ghost of Christmas as-it-never-was…Nick Page ditches the festive fake news!

    “If the story of Christmas tells us one thing, it’s that human beings are always inventing ‘ancient’ traditions…”. So says Nick Page, who rummages (on our behalf) through a sleigh-full of festiv...

  • Angels: a history

    'In a 2016 poll, one in 10 Britons claimed to have experienced the presence of an angel, while one in three remain convinced that they have a guardian angel. These are huge numbers and mean that, on some counts, angels are doing better than God.’

    In his latest book which launches on 3rd December...

  • Christmas Ghosts

    For centuries, the telling of ghost stories was an activity associated with the Twelve Days of Christmas - the period between Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night (Epiphany), when households would feast through the long winter nights and entertain one another with chilling tales. The tradition survive...