Learning more about Magna Carta 800

Salisbury Journal: Seif El Rashidi Seif El Rashidi

BUSINESS people in Salisbury have a chance to learn firsthand what the benefits of Magna Carta 800 might bring to the city.

Seif El Rashidi, Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta programme manager, will be addressing the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce’s next 90 Minutes event, which is being hosted at Sarum College in The Close on July 2 at 12.30pm.

The celebrations of the historic sealing of the document will have a great impact across the country next year and Salisbury, as home to the finest of the four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta, is likely to attract many visitors both from home and abroad.

Seif El Rashidi will be able to outline the cathedral’s exciting programme of events and activities throughout 2015 celebrating Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary.

At the heart of its plans is a new exhibition to be created by design specialists Haley Sharpe.

The UNESCO listed document is regarded as the foundation for human rights, law and democracy worldwide and the cathedral is committed to helping people understand not only why Magna Carta is still so important but also how the stories of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta are intertwined.

“It is hard to think of a document with as much international impact as Magna Carta, and indeed of any document still so relevant after 800 years.

“Add in the fact that the Salisbury Magna Carta has such a strong link to the cathedral itself and it’s easy to see why 2015 will be an incredibly important year for Salisbury,” said the programme manager.

Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Chapel Nightclub, are bookable via salisburychamber.co.uk.

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