This is one of a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month at 11am in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30 am. Full details of each lecture are normally given three weeks in advance.
Kirsten Bennett is the speaker. Kirsten lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire and is Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire ACRE, the Rural Community Council for Cambridgeshire. As part of her work she started the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership which received one million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund to engage local communities into its heritage. In 2015, as part of the OuseFest, Kirsten gave the Fenland Ark Talk for the first time and it seems the story of the 'Floating Church' continues to fascinate people today. The Fenland Ark book has been re-printed six times with its proceeds supporting the Parish church of St Giles, Holme.
The topics of forthcoming lectures in 2017:
9th February - Philip Saunders, "Inspired by Henry Martyn: Cambridge Missionaries in the 19th & 20th centuries". Optional visit to Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide afterwards.
9th March - Alison Dickens, "Archaeology in Cambridgeshire".
6th April - Patrick Cook, "Roman East Anglia".
11th May - Mike Petty, "Reflections on discovering Cambridge's past".
8th June - Geoff Dumbreck, "On the Edge of Europe: a Journey to the Faroes".
13th July - Max Kramer, "The other Ezekiel: a Greek tragedy".