St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
To celebrate this creative collaboration, the Cathedral will host a poetry reading evening at which these beautiful poems being read by
Imtiaz herself in the atmospheric environment of the Cathedral crypt. The evening will also include talks from Canon Chancellor Mark Oakley,
Cathedral Archivist Sarah Radford, and Poet in the City project manager Gabby Meadows.
Attendees will be able to view a small display of archive material before the event begins, and after the readings will be welcome to stay for
a drinks reception.
Born in Pakistan and brought up in Glasgow, Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and filmmaker who has written five books of poetry and whose work
features in the British AQA GCSE English syllabus. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2011 and in 2012 was a
Parnassus Poet at the Festival of the World.
The other archives taking part in the project are the British Library, Royal College of Surgeons, The Library and Museum of Freemasonry,
Imperial College London, Tower Hamlets Archives, and Hackney Archives.