The Phantom Cup that Comes and Goes: The Story of the Holy Grail

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 5th Mar 2013

The Holy Grail conjures up images of a romantic and heroic past, of magical journeys and brave knights. 

What do we really know of its origin and meaning?  It has entered the language as a phrase that embodies an infinitely desirable but attainable goal.

Is there any truth behind this intriguing object, or is it just one of the many myths of the Middle Ages?

This talk will consider why the symbol of the Holy Grail has proved so durable.  It will follow the transformations of the medieval Grail through history, art, literature and theology.

The journey will take us across Europe and the Near East, and even to America as we unravel the cultural impact of Tennyson's Phantom Cup.

Cost: Free


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

See more events on the same day or today or this month


Location

Museum of London,
London Wall,
London, EC2Y 5HN

Other Events at the Same Venue

 

Categories: Religion & Spirituality

Local events coming soon
All DayThe lost town of Ludenwic: mid Saxon London AD 600-900
B Look at the least known episode in London’s history, mid-Saxon town Lundenwic (AD 600-900).
(Cost: £51)
1:00 AM

(Cost: )
10:00 AMKirkaldy Testing Museum Open Day
A monthly opening at the threatened museum of testing machines -- which includes the original massive machine designed by Kirkaldy.
(Cost: £5)
11:00 AMEat Drink and be Merry
B What to know about the sometimes strange eating habits of our ancestors?
(Cost: £7.50)
11:30 AMHenry IV Backstage Tours
B Search out the nooks and crannies of a working theatre, exploring the wings and the fly tower,
(Cost: £10.50)
12:30 PMCity Treasures
F
(Cost: Free. Drop in for all or part of the hour)
1:00 PMLondon Gothic
F ​From terrible crimes to gruesome legends, London has long been to the backdrop to horrifying tales which quickly take root in popular imagination.
(Cost: Free)
 

Sign up for a free weekly guide to what's on in London

Sample Issue