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“The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World” by Catherine Nixey
October 12 @ 19:00 - 21:00
An 2022-23 Historical Association event
This talk will tell the story of how early Christian zealots ruthlessly destroyed the teachings of the Classical world to establish adherence to ‘one true faith’. In the process, altars and temples were demolished, libraries emptied and tolerance was despised all in the cause of a religion that espoused peace and compassion. The tale will encompass events that span the Mediterranean world.
HA meetings will be in the Birchall Hall, Queen’s College, Taunton, by kind permission of the Headmaster, Mr Julian Noad.
The lectures begin at 7.30pm (door open at 7.00 pm) and will finish at about 8.45pm.
Entry fee – £2 per lecture (free to students)
GRADING OF WALKS
Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.
1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed. Comfortable footwear required.
2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.
3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.
4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.
Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.