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12 December 2017St Nicholas of Myra and Santa Claus, a Case of Mistaken Identity
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St Nicholas of Myra and Santa Claus, a Case of Mistaken Identity Dr Sally Dormer Tuesday 12 December 2017

At  the Public Hall, West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW. Meet at 7pm for coffee/tea/wine and conversation. The talk starts at 7.30pm and ends at about 9pm.

One of the great mysteries of Christmas — how did an obscure fourth-century Turkish bishop eventually morph into Santa Claus? Sally Dormer uses archives, icons, wall-paintings and illuminated manuscripts to tell us a highly improbable story.