2015 – Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

Magna Carta at Palace Green Library

In 2015, Palace Green Library in Durham hosted the exhibition Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt. The award-winning exhibition was designed and curated by Professor Liddy and was based on his research into the concepts of citizenship and rebellion. The exhibition asked visitors to think about who has the right to speak and act, and whether there should be limits on what citizens can say and do? Visitors were presented with rebellious citizens from the medieval period to the present day and were invited to consider whether the line between ‘citizen’ and ‘rebel’ has remained the same or changed over time.

Tour the Exhibition

The video below takes the viewer on a short (3 minute) tour of the ‘Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt’ exhibition.

Read the Lecture

Rebellious Citizens: 800 Years of Citizen Revolt

This is the text of a lecture that Professor Liddy gave in July 2015 as part of the programme of events relating to the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition. If you click the download link next to this paragraph of text it will download a pdf of the lecture.

You can also download a copy of the lecture PowerPoint by clicking here.


See the Exhibition Gallery

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