9 Oct 2020


Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb – Lord Burghley 500th Anniversary Lecture Series

'Shakespeare’s World'

As a result of Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, it is with regret to announce that the Lord Burghley 500th Anniversary Lecture Series has been postponed this year and will resume in 2021. Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb's lecture has yet to be rescheduled however all ticket holders will be notified once a new date has been confirmed. If you have any queries about your ticket, please email burghley@burghley.co.uk. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Suzannah Lipscomb’s lecture will take place in the Great Hall, with drinks in the Orangery from 6pm and the lecture from 7pm.

On William Shakespeare’s death, Ben Jonson, paid the bard a compliment that continues to define our attitude to Shakespeare: ‘He was not of an age, but for all time’. Shakespeare’s talent is so rare that it is easy to think of him as a man out of time. But, in fact, he was born in a rural market town in the early years of Elizabeth I’s reign, and formed by the social, religious, and political worldview of the period – the very same world inhabited by his namesake William Cecil, Lord Burghley. To examine this world – a time of huge demographic, economic, social, religious, and cultural change – tells us much, in turn, about Shakespeare and Burghley themselves.

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