The Story of Magna Carta

World history author Christopher Lloyd’s takes a giant perspective on 800 years in the fight for freedoms and liberties. What do these values actually mean? How can we know if we are personally free? To what extent do we live in a truly free society?

Magna School School Talk with Christopher Lloyd

Join Christopher Lloyd on an epic ride through 800 years in the fight for freedoms and liberties from the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215 to the present day.

Using a giant 8m-long timeline, specially commissioned by the Magna Carta Trust’s 800th Committee, and a coat of many pockets containing key objects that serve as mnemonics, Christopher will stop off at 10 key moments in the last 800 years showing how today’s ideas of freedom and liberty have evolved through time. Each of the 10 pockets includes an object linked to one of the 10 most significant moment sin the story of the evolution of freedoms and rights over 800 years.

Topics covered include:

Cyrus cylinder, Edicts of Ashoka, Divine right of kings. Magna Carta, Martin Luther and Protestantism, Freedom of movement, New World settlement, Freedom from Slavery, Universal education of children, Women’s suffrage, Freedom today….

Age Range

8 upwards

“It was such a wonderful day for everyone, thank you so much for coming to Hazlegrove”,

Naomi Warren, 7th March 2016