FRIDAY 28TH JULY
A series of 30 min talks on the theme Magnus and his legacy: 19:00 - 21:30 in St Magnus Centre with an interval for tea and coffee.
- Dr Ben Whitworth - Celebrating St Magnus in music.
- Fran Flett-Hollinrake - The history of St Magnus Cathedral.
- Dr Alison Gray - St Magnus and George Mackay Brown.
- Rev Fraser Macnaughton (Orkney Pilgimage Group) - The development of the St Magnus Way.
Dr Ben Whitworth has done much research on St Magnus and has lectured on these topics. Fran Flett-Hollinrake is the Custodian of St Magnus Cathedral. Alison Gray is the author of George Mackay Brown – No Separation. George Mackay Brown wrote the book Magnus on which Peter Maxwell Davies based his opera The Martyrdom of St Magnus. The Orkney Pilgrimage Group has been instrumental in developing a new pilgrimage route, the St Magnus Way, which will be inaugurated in 2017 covering 55 miles and following the probable route of St Magnus’s bones to the Cathedral.