Autumn Lecture Series

Here is a taster for some of the events which will be offered this autumn, open to all. Entry to the lectures is free (retiring collection).

  • Saturday 30 September: as part of a ‘parishes day’; two talks – one on the Cathedral’s work by the Dean, and the second on interfaith issues.  Regular worshippers very welcome.
  • Early October: an evening event to explore the many meanings of the Creed.  “The Creed Deed”, led by the Dean. Dates to be confirmed.
  • Wednesday 18 October: an afternoon event focussing on the church’s role in combatting modern slavery, led by the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern.
  • Tuesday 31 October: Reformation Day: following Evensong there will be a talk on the Reformation by a young scholar from Oxford, Charles Dale of Lincoln College. In this 500th anniversary year, Charles will explore the theme ‘Reformation: Blessings and Deficits’. All very welcome.
  • November: an early evening session on religion in contemporary Britain, led by Professor Grace Davie of Exeter University. Date to be confirmed.

Previous themes have been ‘The Church of England: the next 20 years’ (2009), ‘Present Hope, Future Vision’ (2010), ‘Telling the Truths’ (2011), ‘Texts: Sacred and Secular’ (2012), ‘The European Project’ (2013) and ‘The Ageing Agenda’ (2014) and ‘The Spirituality of Jane Austen (2015).