Durham University prepares for arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels

Officials at Durham Cathedral and University are readying themselves for the arrival of the 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels at the university in 2013, with such activities as a concert by the newly formed Lindisfarne Gospels Community Choir.

The Gospels, owned by the British Library, will be on display at the university for three months. The 8th century manuscript was held by Durham University from the late 10th century until the Reformation.