A blue and gold casket with two men killing the figure of Thomas Becket.

Event information

23 Jun 2021


Online event


Please note this is an online event and will require you to use the video conferencing system Zoom.

These events are free however donations are greatly appreciated.

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Join VocalEyes' Lonny Evans for a live audio described talk of Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint

This talk will explore key objects which illustrate the life, death and legacy of Thomas Becket. It follows his tumultuous journey from a merchant's son to an archbishop, and from a revered saint in death to a 'traitor' in the eyes of Henry VIII.

Alongside images of each object, Lonny will provide a detailed visual description which is accompanied by expert insight from one of the exhibition curators.

VocalEyes is a charity working to increase opportunities for blind and visually impaired people to experience and enjoy art and heritage across the UK.

To attend this online event

Book now to secure your place. We're hosting the event on Zoom – a free video conferencing system that requires users to register in advance. If you do not already use Zoom, you can sign up using this registration link.

This event includes live captioning delivered by Stagetext and MyClearText.

If you have any access requirements or need assistance booking this event please email access@britishmuseum.org or phone 020 7323 8971.

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About the speaker

Lonny Evans is an audio describer who has worked with VocalEyes since 2007. She's led a number of on-site and online audio described and touch tours at the British Museum.

Privacy policy

Privacy policy

The personal data you provide to us on the event booking form is being collected so that we can administer the event efficiently and, if necessary, contact you with important updates about the event. It will only be used by the British Museum for this purpose, it will not be shared with any third parties and it will be securely deleted as soon as the event has ended. This privacy information does not apply to the processing of your personal data by Zoom which will be governed by the terms of the agreement made between you and Zoom when you subscribed to their service.