Sarum College hosts a variety of public events throughout the year, including lectures and conferences.
Sarum Theological Lectures
This annual series of evening lectures is designed to make accessible to a wide audience the work of specialists in a variety of fields in the study of theology. They are generally held in Salisbury Cathedral and are subsequently published by Darton, Longman & Todd.
Gooder, a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies, will explore what ‘spirit’ might mean in the New Testament as well as other relevant words like ‘mind’, ‘soul’, ‘flesh’, ‘heart’ and ‘body’. From these meanings, she will reflect on what the New Testament might have to say about spirituality to us today.
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 2013 Niblett Memorial Lecture, Sex and The Planet: A Christian Perspective on Population and Sustainability will be held on Saturday 2 November. The speaker is John Guillebaud, Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College, London.
The speaker for the 2012 Niblett Memorial Lecture was the Rt Hon Frank Field MP.
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.