Black Lives Matter: Talks

Black Lives Matter: Talks

Welcome to the Black Lives Matter Talks. Throughout July and August 2020, Wells Cathedral hosted a series of five online talks addressing the issue of racism, with speakers from across the UK.


You may find that the talks you are about to see raise some questions, perhaps about the talks themselves, or the concepts they cover. If you have any questions, please send them to the email address below. We will not be responding directly to these emails but later in the summer, a conversation with some of our speakers will be recorded and your questions will be used to help shape that conversation.



Wells Cathedral is collating a set of resources that can be used as tools to deepen understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement. They can be used to teach children, to understand the role of the Church, and to discover how to make a change as individuals.



19th August

The Rt. Revd. Rose Hudson Wilkin Bishop of Dover.

‘Protesting During the Pandemic’


12th August

The Rt. Revd. Alastair Redfern Hon. Assistant Bishop in both Salisbury and Bath and Wells dioceses and former bishop of Derby.

‘The Gospel, Slavery and Black Lives Matter’



5th August

Chine McDonald Writer, Broadcaster, and Head of Community Fundraising & Public Engagement at Christian Aid.

‘God is not a white man: rethinking white supremacy in the Church’



29th July

Richard Reddie Director of Justice and Inclusion at CTBI.

‘What does justice look like in a time of Black Lives Matter?’


22nd July

The Revd. Dr. Carlton Turner Tutor, The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.

‘Legacies and Chains: The Hidden Script’

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