BRADFORD Cathedral will be hosting Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, at two events on May 20 as part of a series of events to mark 100 years since the parish church of St. Peter became a cathedral.

The first event of the day will be a public square lecture where Bishop Rowan will answer the question ‘What does national identity mean these days?’

This will be followed by a de Lacy Arts & Theology Lecture entitled ‘Poetry in the Making’ which will focus on Bishop Rowan’s poetry work.

He will look at what goes on in the writing of poetry, in various contexts across the centuries – the place of rhyme and metre, the way images can be used, and the relation between poetry and other kinds of seeing or thinking, including religious faith.

The Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford, said: "Bishop Rowan has a strong connection to Bradford Cathedral and we look forward to welcoming him on May 20.

"Wisdom and the poetic imagination are two gifts that we need to hear in these difficult days.

"Bishop Rowan is recognised as a significant contributor to both national debate and the arts in this country. These are not to be missed events."

Both events are free to attend. You can express your interest and book your place at