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Rituals and Seasons. Belief and Nature: Panel Talk

Part of With God on Our Side… Religion and War

Consider what rituals you hold dear, and why, at this event exploring how they impact human life.

What makes a ritual? From ancient sites of worship such as Stonehenge to modern wedding ceremonies, what it is about ritual that gives human life meaning and purpose? And how do the seasons shape the way we structure ritual, and even religion itself?

From ancient natural religions to contemporary faiths, we explore the religious beliefs which draw deeply on nature in order to reach transcendence, and the rituals which give form and focus to the indescribable.

Dates & times

16 Dec 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins
  • 11:30 am


The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall


Included in Pass

need to know

This event is included in the Saturday Pass, and is part of Rituals and Seasons: Religion and Our Natural Life.

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Exterior view of Foyles Bookshop at the Southbank Centre
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Exterior view of YO! Sushi at the Southbank Centre
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Royal Festival Hall Cushion

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Cardboard Radio
Beethovens Missa Solemnis Recording

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