Actor Robert Hardy records in our super Sound Theatre – after a fire alarm goes off and he mastered some tongue twisters from reading the Magna Carta! Courtesy of Mary Powell we’ve republished an extract of her article from the Good Taste magazine:
2015 is going to be very special. Anniversaries abound, particularly the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215, the Castle restoration will be complete and a series of Magna Carta events are planned throughout the 800th anniversary year. We are also planning Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition 2015 where the most exciting and rarely seen works of art will be displayed in The Collection, Usher Gallery and Wren Library. However, exciting moments are already happening as I head over to the University of Lincoln to sit in on an unusual sound recording. Lord Cormack, Chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust has invited the actor Robert Hardy to record the full text of Magna Carta and he has very kindly agreed. The School of Media undoubtedly have some of the best facilities for students and they have volunteered their sound theatre and expertise.