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Lecture : The Holy Grail
25 April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
There is little actual fact known about the Holy Grail. Is it a real object or is it a concept? In literary works, the Grail has been represented in quite a number of styles, academic treatises, religious works, adventure novels, chivalric poems and prose… the list is endless.
At this month’s lecture, Dr Dane Munro, tells us of his work, which was a contribution to an EU-funded project regarding the Holy Grail, and is about localising ideas about the Holy Grail and converting them into a tourist trail. The emphasis of his work was on storytelling, and not on the truth. As they say, let the truth not stand in the way of a good story!
Since the Holy Grail presumably never came to Malta, Dr Munro will tell us a fantastic story, in which the Holy Grail is actually a Maltese Neolithic stone cup. This was given to a deserving person, just like a world cup, handed over from one to another. It ended up on the table at the Last Supper and was brought back to Malta by the Knights Hospitallers as keepers of the Holy Grail, rather than the Templars. Since the lips of Christ had touched the Holy Grail, it became the most coveted object in the world.
Dr Munro Ph.D., KM, is a Resident Academic at the Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture (ITTC) at the University of Malta.
Details can be found in the April Newsletter. Members are welcome to stay for dinner afterwards.