The Amazing Dr Dee: An Elizabethan Spy Decoded Manchester Cathedral and Chethamís Library

15 April 2015

Join us on Saturday 18 April 2015 (12.30pm to 2.30pm) for The Amazing Dr Dee: An Elizabethan Spy Decoded Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s Library.

Manchester 1595. One of the greatest minds of the 16th century, Dr John Dee, falls out of favour with the Elizabethan court and arrives in Manchester to take up the role of Warden at the church.

Find out more about the man who influenced and inspired Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, Ian Fleming’s 007, and Damon Albarn’s opera. The event will include an introduction to Dr Dee at Manchester Cathedral with Honorary Archivist Michael Powell, a visit to Dee’s old rooms next door at Chetham’s medieval library and a chance to hear his daughter’s side of the story in the Voices from the Past production, ‘The Alchemist’s Daughter’. There will also be an opportunity to examine some fascinating historic material in the library’s collection relating to the wonderful character of Dr Dee.

Admission £10, includes coffee and cake. 

Pre-booking advised: www.drdee.eventbrite.co.uk