Professor Sarah Peverley returns to the podcast to compare what we know about Christmas traditions in the Middle Ages with modern Western festivities.
There are some surprises, like the early origins of Father Christmas or Santa Claus. But what’s not surprising is the degree to which our approach to Christmas has shifted over the millennium and Professor Peverley reflects on what we may have lost along the way.
Listen via Blubrry
You must be logged in to post a comment.
All recent news
‘Spirits of Brazil’ coming to VG&M for LightNight
Registration now open for ESCMID Summer School
Liverpool becomes Universities Studying Slavery member
Open-access release of One Health eLearning materials
Brexit: UK constitutional law expert on Speaker Bercow’s intervention
We're delighted to become members of the organisation, Universities Studying Slavery (@slaveryuva). As one of only a handful of UK HE institutions in the org, we're determined to further our understanding of #slavery and unfree labour https://t.co/s8IN33e7yR @CSISlavery
Students, staff and friends of the University from all faiths and backgrounds came together yesterday to remember the victims of the Christchurch terror attack. The University's Islamic Society would like to thank all those that attended.🕯️
"The Speaker’s decision is not an absolute barrier to holding a further vote on a withdrawal agreement before 29 March.." writes Prof Michael Gordon (@mjg_constitlaw).
Full analysis https://t.co/F9OMh0Lp0q #Brexit #JohnBercow @LivUniLawSJ