We recently did an audio interview as part of our ‘Out & About’ podcast series with Joshua Kellard, Manager of the Round Church Visitor Centre in Cambridge.
We first met Joshua when we went on The Reformation guided walk, one of the Centre’s guided walks it runs regularly sharing their insights and knowledge of Cambridge and the University.
We attended the walk as part of our research into The English Reformation and the events that led to the Separatists fleeing England for Holland in 1607/8 and their onward journey in 1620 to America abroad The Mayflower. This research is part of our work to create an informational DVD as part of the Mayflower400UK project.
The Church is located near Magdalene Bridge which crosses over the River Cam and would have been a Wayfairers’ chapel on the route of the old Roman military road, the Via Devana, which runs from Colchester in Essex to Chester in Cheshire.
In the interview Joshua spoke about the historic origins of Cambridge and The Round Church and the important role Cambridge University played in the theological arguments that led to the English Reformation.