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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.

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Past Institute lectures

In the Public Eye

The media make people and events public. Love it or loathe it, people in public life have to live with it. Press freedom is essential to democracy, but freedom demands responsibility.


Videos

Press Freedom; Press Responsibility

Dame Ann Leslie, Columnist for the Daily Mail, and Nick Robinson, Today presenter, BBC, in conversation with Baroness D'Souza


Crowd-Sourcing Opinion

Professor Charles Beckett, Director of Polis, LSE and Barbara Speed, Comment Editor, The I, in conversation with Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC


How Impartial?

Professor Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History and the Official Historian of the BBC, and Gary Gibbon, Political Editor, Channel 4 News, in conversation with Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court


Audio


It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.

Valerie - Foundation Director

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