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.

Add to Calendar 05/03/2013 05/03/2013 Europe/London The Phantom Cup that Comes and Goes: The Story of the Holy Grail 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 objec...

IanVisits
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2013/03/05/the-phantom-cup-that-comes-and-goes-the-story-of-the-holy-grail-28311
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, London, EC2Y 5HN DD/MM/YYYY

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


Location

Museum of London,

150 London Wall, London, London, EC2Y 5HN

Google Map of Museum of London

Nearest tube and train stations to Museum of London

Central
District
Circle
Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Circle
Get travel routes from
to St. Pauls

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

Sample Issue

More local events coming soon

Free  
Watch Freemen of the City of London take sheep across London Bridge -- will also be a fete by the Monument.
Free  
Join a City of London Guide and explore the most famous fire in British history.
Free  
Join a City of London Guide and explore the most famous fire in British history.
Free  
Join a City of London Guide and explore the most famous fire in British history.
Free  
Join a City of London Guide and explore the most famous fire in British history.
Free  
Join a City of London Guide and explore the most famous fire in British history.
Free  
Join a City of London Guide and explore the most famous fire in British history.
Free  
Join a City of London Guide and explore the most famous fire in British history.
Free  
Get free entry to The Monument over the anniversary weekend of Great Fire 350.
Free  
Get free entry to The Monument over the anniversary weekend of Great Fire 350.
Free  
Get free entry to The Monument over the anniversary weekend of Great Fire 350.
£8  
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
£8  
See works by more than 70 woodworkers and two extensive collections of outstanding modern and historical pieces.
£8  
Weekend openings of one of London's largest visible Roman ruins, currently in the basement of an otherwise unremarkable office block.
£8  
See works by more than 70 woodworkers and two extensive collections of outstanding modern and historical pieces.
£8  
See works by more than 70 woodworkers and two extensive collections of outstanding modern and historical pieces.
£8  
See works by more than 70 woodworkers and two extensive collections of outstanding modern and historical pieces.
£10  
In the shadow of the sea-nymphs on the Nereid Monument in Room 17, this special event presented by Poet in the City explores the relationship between poetry and the sea through the ages
12:00 AM
£5  
Ancient Greece and ancient Egypt can seem like worlds apart, particularly in terms of their philosophical traditions, but they are closer than they seem
12:00 AM
£10  
An exclusive architect-led, behind the scenes tour of this RIBA London Award winning building by Takero Shimazaki Architects
9:30 AM
£35  
During a truly unique near 10 mile walk you will discover all of Fitzrovia's 110+ streets, mews, courts and other thoroughfares
10:00 AM
Free  
Works of glass art on display for 2 days, specially commissioned to mark the Great Fire of London.
10:00 AM
Free  
Works of glass art on display for 2 days, specially commissioned to mark the Great Fire of London.
10:00 AM
£12  
Starting at Russell Square Underground we will take a gentle stroll around the London that Wells knew and loved,
10:30 AM
£13.33  
Join Alexandra Epps, City of London Guide for a fascinating stroll in celebration of the angels of the unique City of London
10:30 AM
£13.33  
Join Alexandra Epps, City of London Guide for a fascinating stroll in celebration of the angels of the unique City of London
10:30 AM
£10  
We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'.
10:45 AM
£10  
We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'.
10:45 AM
£10  
We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'.
10:45 AM
£10  
We poke around in forgotten corners of 'the real London' just over the river. We make some extraordinary 'finds'.
10:45 AM