Lectures & Conferences

people listening and taking notes in a letcureSarum College hosts a variety of public events throughout the year, including lectures and conferences.

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Sarum Lectures


The Sarum Lectures is an annual series of evening talks designed to make accessible to a wide audience the work of specialists in a variety of fields in the study of theology. They are organised in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral and generally form the basis of a book published subsequently by Darton, Longman & Todd.

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Niblett Memorial Lecture


Niblett Memorial Lecture speakers are drawn from some aspect of public service and invited to reflect on the place of faith and/or ethics in their particular area of service.

The lecture is held annually in honour of Professor Roy Niblett CBE and a fellow at Sarum College, who died in 2005.

A distinguished and influential presence in British higher education for more than 50 years, Professor Niblett’s contribution to Christian thought and the life of the churches in this country was also considerable. A person of deep conviction, his work was distinguished by rigour, reason and a willingness to listen and exchange, which he regarded not as a potential hazard to faith, but as an essential expression of faith.

Niblett’s presence among Sarum Fellows was a powerful reminder to the College that at the heart of Sarum’s purpose is the promotion of dialogue on the profound religious, social and moral issues of our times.

Each lecture is followed by a reflection by The Rt Revd Peter Selby, who also contributes to the post-lecture discussion.

 2018 Niblett Memorial Lecture
22 September 2018, 7pm in the Banqueting Hall, Salisbury Guildhall, The Market Place
Salisbury, SP1 1JH

Speaker Steve Chalke is founder of the Oasis Charitable Trust and a former United Nations’ Special Adviser on Human Trafficking. Register your interest by email.

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