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'Women of the crypt' - tales of faith and fortitude revealed at St Paul's lunchtime talk

The lives of some extraordinary women are commemorated in the Cathedral crypt. In-depth research has revealed tales of unscrupulous suitors, abductions and faith and fortitude in the face of adversity.

In this talk Vivien Kermath, a Cathedral volunteer for eight and a half years and a guide for six, will recount a selection of colourful histories and reveal how and why these remarkable women came to be memorialised in St Paul’s.

Tuesday 12 August
1 - 1.45pm

This talk is the fourth in a series of six across 2014, organised by the Cathedral's Collections department.

Each presentation takes an aspect of the Cathedral Collections as the starting point to illuminate and elucidate an aspect of the rich life and work of St Paul’s. These 45-minute introductions will be delivered by Cathedral staff and volunteers who have researched specific items from the Library, Archives or Object Collection.

The talks will endeavour to bring star objects and less well known but significant treasures to the fore as they reveal details behind the big stories in the history of St Paul’s as well as some of the less well known facets of the pursuit of the Cathedral Mission and associated activities and events.

Space is limited for all sessions and booking will be essential. Booking will open when the programme, with titles and an indication of content, are posted on the website.