There is a study morning at Durham Cathedral that touches on some of the themes we’ve covered in our series of talks. The event is centred round the diaries of Herbert Hensley Henson for July 1917 to June 1918 when Henson was Dean of Durham and then Bishop of Hereford.
The event will be held in the Prior’s Hall at Durham Cathedral starting at 10.00 and finishing at 1.00. The morning will also include a discussion about music and the First World War.
This a free event with donations of £10 welcome on the day. To reserve a place contact email@example.com or telephone 0191 386 4266.
Henson was a controversial cleric who kept detailed diaries throughout his adult life and published his memoirs after his retirement. Henson was Dean of Durham during the First World War and later returned as Bishop of Durham after a short spell in Hereford. His war diaries are held in Durham Cathedral Library and a project has begun to transcribe many of them. Extracts are being published online each month.
Hensley Henson’s diaries