"Scavenger Hunt" Christchurch Cathedral Tip by Kentbein

Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin: 21 reviews and 20 photos

  Cathedral's Medieval Brass Lectern.
by Kentbein

Favorite thing: Let's see what we can find in here:

This photo shows a beautiful medieval brass lectern. It is used as a stand for placing books, which in this case would be the Bible. It's on the scavenger hunt, so see if you can find it while here.

In the USA, it is often incorrectly called a "podium." I don't know if other countries have this problem, but here in the USA I hear it misnamed almost all the time. It is not a "podium".

Podium is a Latin word refering to a raised platform. When you speak before an audience, you sometimes step "onto" a podium and speak "behind" a lectern. You never (effectively) speak behind a podium!!

The photo shown demonstrates one of the better examples of a lectern that you will ever find.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 9, 2004
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