Authors' Club Lunch with Catherine Pepinster

February 24, 2022 12:30 pm

Since the early days of Christianity, martyrdom has had a particularly honoured place, and 2020 saw the Catholic Church marking the fiftieth anniversary of the canonization of 40 martyrs killed during the Reformation in England and Wales.

In this powerful exploration of the significance of martyrdom today, Catherine Pepinster looks at the lives of over a dozen martyrs, past and present, to consider how ideas about giving up your life for your faith have changed over the centuries, and especially the way martyrs often become caught up in the clash between religion and politics.

Catherine Pepinster has been a journalist for 30 years and was editor of the Catholic weekly The Tablet for 13 years. She is a well-known commentator and writer on religious affairs and is a regular contributor to the ‘Thought for the Day’ slot on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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The two-course lunch starting at 12:30pm followed by coffee and mints costs £32.50. Please book early and inform the club of any dietary requirements.