Monday, 24 April 2017

Happy St Magnus Day!

Yes, today is the feast of St Magnus the Martyr, transferred this year from 16 April, which was of course Easter Sunday, to 24 April.

This is the story:

This is the song:

This is the way:

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

St Magnus evening class

I am teaching an evening class on St Magnus of Orkney – the ideal way to get to know our local saint during this novocentenary year of his martyrdom!

The course starts on Tuesday 2 May, and runs for eight weeks. To book, phone Customer Services at the Council on (01856) 873535. Enrolment is open now but closes on Friday 14 April.

The hymn to St Magnus, Nobilis humilis

From the Community Learning Spring Programme:
B167: St Magnus of Orkney
As we commemorate the 900th anniversary of his martyrdom, this course looks at the background, life, death and legacy of St Magnus of Orkney. Drawing on history, art, music, archaeology and literature, we will explore how the 12th century Saint has continued to intrigue and inspire both here and further afield. This is another chance to take this course, which was oversubscribed in Autumn 2017.
· Tutor: Dr Ben Whitworth.
· Tuesdays from 2 May (8 meetings).
· 7.00pm-9.00pm
· Course fee: £80.00.
Maximum class size: 20 students.