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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Passion and Pandemic: Seminar II

Passion and Pandemic: Seminar II

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The second in a specially-curated series of contemplative lunchtime seminars for Passiontide and Holy Week.

At each seminar, a different art historian and theologian will focus on pictures from the National Gallery’s collection and explore themes of salvation, frailty, isolation, and sickness.

In this next seminar, Professor Alison Wright (UCL) and the Reverend Dr Ayla Lepine (King’s College, Cambridge) will introduce Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo's Martyrdom of St Sebastian. This 45 minute lunchtime seminar is designed as a preparation for Holy Week and Easter, and is part of an online series offered by the Abbey during the COVID-19 pandemic to inspire hope and reflection on the Passion of Christ.

Image: Detail from The Martyrdom of St Sebastian, Antonio del Pollaiuolo and Piero del Pollaiuolo, completed 1475. © The National Gallery, London


To register to attend the seminar (free), visit the Eventbrite website.

Registration closes at 4:00pm on Monday 22nd March. After initial broadcast, all seminars in this series will be available to watch on the Abbey's YouTube channel.

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