Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee members
The Magna Carta Trust’s 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee is charged by the Magna Carta Trust to co-ordinate activities, raise the profile of the anniversary and deliver a number of key national and international aspirations.
Several dozen organisations are represented on the Committee and hundreds of stakeholders are taking part in activities to promote Magna Carta. To keep informed about what is happening in 2015 please sign up to our newsletter at www.magnacarta800th.com/newsletter
The Committee is also providing finical assistance to a wide range of organisations in the UK and internationally using funding provided by the UK Chancellor in March 2014. More details can be found on our website.
Events by Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee members
Divided into three phases: Ceremony Short church service (Bishop Rt Rev Clive Handford) with honour guard from Historia Normanis unveiling of Magna Carta facsimile mounted on hand crafted stand. Celebration Childrens procession, Norman re-enactment, Falconry display, Hog roast, Band playing, unveiling of ceremonial shield Ceremonial planting of Magna Carta Rose… Read more »
We are celebrating the fact that Aymeric, the Master of the Knights Templar in England in 1215, was named in the original Magna Carta documents. He was present at Runnymede at the sealing of the charter and a witness to it. The present Master of the Knights Templar in England… Read more »
LiberTea for 800 people will recall the 800 poor fed at Odiham by Eleanor de Montfort following the Montfort Parliament of 1265. Bells on Sunday on Radio 4 will start the day with a recording from All Saints Church at Odiham at 5.45 am. This will be followed by morning… Read more »
Open event in town park. Families invited to come dressed up (or not) to share food, games and music with Magna Carta theme based around Trowbridge life in 1215. ACCESS Wheelchair access. Read more »
The event will be open to all, residents, friends, family, and visitors. It will consist of a large picnic held simultaneous on both greens in Wychbold Village Hall. Read more »
We are joining forces with the Beer and Cider festival here at King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone in the heart of Royal Sherwood Forest this weekend. We will have some inspirational talkers that will get us all thinking about what freedom, equality and democracy mean to us today. We also… Read more »
Tea and cakes and great company, and a chance to view our Magna Carta: Freedom Under Law exhibition – right in the heart of the Borough of Runnymede. Follow us on Twitter or see our website for updates ACCESS The museum has flat access throughout and adapted toilet facilities. Read more »
Peals of the bell at Bath House: 3pm Afternoon Tea at Bath House: 2.30 – 4.30pm Historical Guided Tours of Wetherby. Meet at the Town Hall at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Finish at Bath House Read more »
Our LiberTea will be part of our village’s celebration of its association with Magna Carta through its then Lord of the Manor, William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, who was a senior lay negotiator for King John prior to the sealing of the Charter in Runnymede. William Marshal subsequently reissued the Charter… Read more »
Our Cathedral LiberTeas will follow a Magna Carta Thanksgiving Evensong. Members of the congregation and any who would like to come for the tea will move to a marquee in the College Cloisters for the tea. A basic tea will be provided, but people are invited to bring their own… Read more »