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Sink or Swim? Catholicism in Sixties Britain through John Ryan’s cartoons

Maughan Library, Strand Campus, London

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The current exhibition in the Weston Room at the Maughan Library is entitled: Sink or Swim? Catholicism in Sixties Britain through John Ryan's cartoons.

Exhibition dates: 17 January - 13 April 2019

Open: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 17.00; Saturday 10.00 - 18.00

The Weston Room, Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR

Running from 17 January to 13 April 2019, this exhibition celebrates the work of John Ryan (1921-2009), whose weekly cartoons in the Catholic Herald cast a satirical eye on the changes and challenges faced by British Catholicism in the 1960s.

The exhibition is curated by King's historian Dr Alana Harris and Isabel Ryan and also features books from the Foyle Special Collections Library and Maughan Library collections. It portrays the tumultuous history of the Church in Sixties Britain, as depicted by the Catholic Herald’s then cartoonist John Ryan.

Also on view are original artworks and a poster display: Captain Pugwash – Ahoy Me Hearties! which comprises a merry and colourful display of posters that will drop you into the world of John Ryan's Captain Pugwash books and TV films, treasure maps, sea monsters, sea battles, and Pugwash's arch enemy, the wicked Cut-Throat Jake!

For more information and an entry ticket please see here.


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