The Bible in English from the Early Middle Ages to 1611

A one-day colloquium to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, 12 November 2011 Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.

This colloquium will explore English translations of the Bible from the Early Middle Ages up to the publication of the King James Version in 1611. The day includes a series of lectures, a private view of the Cathedral’s exhibition of Bibles in English from Tyndale to King James Version, and morning and afternoon refreshments. The speakers are Dr Alixe Bovey, Dr Helen Gittos, Dr Sarah James, Professor John Thompson, and Dr Ryan Perry, and the day will culminate in Professor Stephen Prickett’s keynote address on the King James Version. 

All are welcome. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. £15, with reduced rates for Friends of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS); seniors and unwaged (£10); and students (£5).

To register, please contact Claire Taylor at the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent:

To see the programme and to find out more about becoming a Friend of MEMS, visit our website: