Online Talks

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12:00pm Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
4:00pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm Choral Evensong with the Installation of the Diocesan Chancellor and the Commissioning of the Diocesan Registrar
5:30pm Cathedral closes

Online Talks

Take a behind the scenes look at St Paul's with our free online talks focusing on different aspects of the Cathedral's history, art and architecture. Each talk is delivered by one of our expert Cathedral Guides, and includes time for questions and discussion.

The Light of the World

Join us for the fascinating inside story of a beloved and well-travelled painting – William Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World, a version of which has been on display at St Paul’s since the 1900s (although it has recently been removed from display whilst building works are completed in the North Transept). Find out more about the different versions of the work; their creation, and how the third and final version travelled the length and breadth of the planet before making its home in the Cathedral.

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday 8 September 2021 at 3pm
  • Thursday 4 November 2021 at 7pm

Book tickets online through our webstore. Talks will be held on Zoom. Upon booking you will receive an email with the registration details and link to join the event.

Controversial Colour: The Mosaics of St Paul’s Cathedral

This is the story of the interior decoration of St Paul’s Cathedral. What exactly did Sir Christopher Wren intend for his design, and why were so many artists involved over the years? Join us as we investigate the struggle to decide, and how William Blake Richmond was finally chosen to cover the ceiling of the Quire with brilliantly colourful mosaics – a controversial decision that remains controversial for some to this day.

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 3pm
  • Thursday 21 October 2021 at 7pm

Book tickets online through our webstore