The English-Speaking Union is hosting an evening lecture entitled “Mithras to Morman” at which the author Philippa Bernard will talk on the city’s highs and lows – the wars, revolutions, famines and diseases that have shaped our spirit – and the way these have affected the representation of religion in the capital. Bernard will take us from the Roman Temple of Mithras and St Paul’s Cathedral to the Hindu Temple at Neasden, the Mosque in Regent’s Park, Westminster Abbey, and a Jewish Menorah. From earliest times, when Romans built their temple to Mithras, the story follows religious changes in the city when monasteries were destroyed, a great cathedral burned, new churches were built and London almost disappeared under enemy bombardment.
Tickets include drinks and canapes at 6.30, talk begins at 7 pm sharp.
Tickets cost £25 plus a small administrative fee and are available from Eventbrite: https://mithras-to-mormon.eventbrite.co.uk