Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard Westminster
London
Greater London
SW1P 3PA
England

Website

www.westminster-abbey.org

E-mail

info@westminster-abbey.org

Telephone

020 7222 5152

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Westminster Abbey is one of the world's great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. A royal church from its first beginnings, it still has the shrine of its principal founder, the Anglo-Saxon king and saint, Edward the Confessor, at the heart of the building. Since Edward's death in 1066 his successors have come to this church to be crowned, and seventeen of them lie buried within its walls. More than a million people now visit Westminster Abbey each year, and millions more across the globe know it through the televising of events like the Royal Wedding.

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The Measure of All Things 2, a painting by Hughie O'Donoghue

The Measure of All Things

  • 15 July — 30 November 2014 *on now

A new exhibition of paintings by Hughie O'Donoghue in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey which are the artist’s response to ‘the legacy of loss and how we remember things’. The large-scale powerful works, oil on canvas, are influenced by the artist’s father’s service in the British Army, his own visits to the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars, and his chance find in a French antiques shop of a young woman’s photo-album of holidays in Northern France in 1903 and 1904.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • English

Admission

Free admission to exhibition but admission prices to Westminster Abbey still apply.

Website

http://www.westminster-abbey.org

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Westminster Dialogue: Good War/Bad War? Moral Reflections on 1914 and Beyond

  • 27 October 2014 6:30-7:30pm

Speakers: Professor David Reynolds and Professor Sir Hew Strachan
Chair: Mark Easton, BBC Home Editor

Those gathered around the decision-making table in 1914 were only too aware of the moral issues at stake. What can those facing potential conflict today learn from the moral complexities then?

Admission

Booking (free) is essential. Email institute@westminster-abbey.org

Website

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/whats-on/institute

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Westminster Seminar: Motivation and Leadership in Conflict

  • 28 October 2014 6:30-7:30pm

Why did people join up in 1914 and why do they join up now? What makes them stay? How is leadership tested in the Army during conflict? Army officers will present their views before the panel responds.

Part of Going to War, a season of events presented by the Westminster Abbey Institute.

Admission

Booking (free) is essential. Email institute@westminster-abbey.org

Website

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/whats-on/institute

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