Magna Carta anniversary Malton Museum Sunday 14th June @ 2p.m.


Magna Carta Anniversary at Malton Museum, The Assembly Rooms, Yorkersgate, Malton on Sunday 14th Jun 2015 from 2-4 p.m.

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, Malton Museum is hosting a free event. There will be many such “LiberTeas” taking place around the country.

Enjoy tea and cake in the Georgian surroundings of The Assembly Rooms in the centre of Malton. There will be short talks during the afternoon; firstly a Magna Carta Dame from the USA will tell us how Magna Carta influenced the American Constitution, then a Circuit Judge will ask and answer “What’s so special about democracy and liberty?”

Finally a local author will give a talk entitled “Magna Carta and a social journey”.

Tea and cake will be served at 3 p.m. followed by a question and answer session with the speakers.

Booking is advised as there are only 60 places.

There are steps at the venue but access for wheelchairs can be arranged.

Email [email protected] to book .

(The splendidly named Eustace de Vesci was Malton’s very own Magna Carta Baron, one of 25 Barons appointed under the terms of Magna Carta to make sure King John kept to its terms. Another good reason to come to the Museum for this celebration.)