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April 2014

Care and Compassion in Healthcare: Does Spirituality Have a Role?

Sun 27 April 2014, 9:00 am to Mon 28 April 2014, 5:00 pm
June 2014

Sarum Theological Lectures 2014: Glory and Longing

Mon 9 June 2014, 7:00 pm to Thu 12 June 2014, 8:30 pm

Sarum Theological Lectures Seminar

Wed 11 June 2014, 10:45 am to 2:00 pm
July 2014

George Herbert Festival

Thu 10 July 2014, 1:00 pm to Sun 13 July 2014, 1:00 pm
November 2014
£590,

Liminal Leadership: Transforming Leaders for a Changing World

Mon 10 November 2014, 12:00 pm to Thu 13 November 2014, 4:30 pm
This conference is for all clergy and lay people who exercise leadership in church, charity, educational and commercial settings. It is also useful for those who act as trainers and coaches. The conference will be useful for those exercising leadership in the midst of increasingly diverse roles and models of ministry (e.g. pioneer ministry, Fresh Expressions, New Monastic Movement, Self Supporting Ministry and in urban and rural settings as well as suburban settings). This plurality and diversity makes systemic thinking… Read more
£15

2014 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Living in the post-HIV and AIDS Apocalypse

Sat 15 November 2014, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The storm of the HIV and AIDS epidemic has been an apocalyptic event that has presented our world with suffering, death, shame and the rising of hope in hopelessness. Living in post-HIV and AIDS apocalypse, we are picking up pieces to rebuild, but what are these pieces that remain in our broken landscape? The speaker, Musa W Dube, is a biblical scholar based at the University of Botswana and Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa, Department of Biblical… Read more
December 2014

MODEM 2014 Conference

Tue 2 December 2014, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
The MODEM 2014 conference, Emerging Themes in Leadership, takes place at Methodist Church House, London on Tuesday 2 December. The conference programme includes keynote addresses by Kate Coleman, Director of Next Leadership and Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council and Clemens Sedmak, Professor of Moral and Social Theology, King’s College London. Read more
February 2015
£7

2015 Magna Carta Lecture with Lesley Smith (Cancelled)

Fri 20 February 2015, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Please note this lecture has been cancelled due to a family emergency. The rescheduled lecture will take place on Friday 24 July in Salisbury Cathedral. The rescheduled seminar will take place on Saturday 25 July in Salisbury Cathedral Library. Professor Lesley Smith – Renewal and Reform: Archbishop Langton in a Circle of New Ideas. Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1207 to 1228, is credited as the key intellectual influence behind the ideas that went into making Magna Carta. This talk will not… Read more
£10,

2015 Magna Carta Seminar with Lesley Smith (Cancelled)

Sat 21 February 2015, 10:00 am to 12:45 pm
Please note this seminar has been cancelled due to a family emergency. The rescheduled lecture will take place on Friday 24 July in Salisbury Cathedral. The rescheduled seminar will take place on Saturday 25 July in Salisbury Cathedral Library. Professor Lesley Smith will run two sessions on medieval manuscripts at Salisbury Cathedral Library. The Cathedral Library preserves medieval manuscripts whose contents and physical presence bring to life the teaching and learning of the Middle Ages. Though not lavishly illuminated, the developing form of these… Read more
March 2015

A Canadian Experience

Wed 4 March 2015, 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us on Wednesday March 4th for Sarum College Bursar Mark Manterfield’s talk about his experiences last summer with indigenous Christians in Canada. In the summer of 2014 Mark Manterfield spent three weeks in Canada, during two of which he attended the Native Ministries Consortium Summer School for Indigenous Christians training for church ministry at Vancouver School of Theology. During this evening at Sarum College Mark will explain how he came to be there, describe some of his experiences and… Read more
Free entry, retiring collection

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Neil MacGregor

Fri 6 March 2015, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Neil MacGregor – Making the Magna Carta We Want: The Unintended Meanings of an Icon. Neil MacGregor is one of the world’s most eminent art historians, whose ability to tell the stories of objects has helped spark a nationwide interest in museums and collections. He is best known for his radio programme and book, The History of the World in 100 Objects, and has been described as “The object that is currently the British Museum’s most valuable.” Free entry, retiring… Read more
Lecture is free

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Dominic Grieve

Thu 12 March 2015, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dominic Grieve MP – Magna Carta and Human Rights Today. Dominic Grieve is a conservative MP who is a supporter of the European Court of Human Rights, and of Britain’s membership of it. Grieve was the Attorney General for England and Wales and the Advocate General for Northern Ireland until July 2014. His areas of political interest include Law and Order, Constitution, European Union, Defence, Environment and Foreign Affairs. He is currently president of the Franco-British Society, vice-chairman of the Franco-British… Read more
£7

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Robin Griffith-Jones

Fri 27 March 2015, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Revd Robin Griffith-Jones – Magna Carta: Charter for our Times or Antiquarian Icon? We love an anniversary; and the Temple will be celebrating Magna Carta as energetically as you are in Salisbury. But what are we celebrating, and what will all the year’s lectures and services and books and tours achieve? What will have changed, thanks to the anniversary, by the end of 2015? Nobody need doubt that the Charter lies at the foundation of the constitutional building we… Read more
£10,

2015 Magna Carta Lectures Seminar with Robin Griffith-Jones

Sat 28 March 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Revd Robin Griffith-Jones – Magna Carta: Charter for our Times or Antiquarian Icon? We love an anniversary; and the Temple will be celebrating Magna Carta as energetically as you are in Salisbury. But what are we celebrating, and what will all the year’s lectures and services and books and tours achieve? What will have changed, thanks to the anniversary, by the end of 2015? Nobody need doubt that the Charter lies at the foundation of the constitutional building we… Read more
April 2015
£7

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Chris Dyer

Fri 24 April 2015, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Professor Chris Dyer – Magna Carta and the Common People: Did the Great Charter Have Any Meaning for Peasants? Sellar and Yeatman famously mocked the exclusive privileges granted by Magna Carta by stating that it was ‘a Good Thing for everyone (except the Common People)’. More serious historians once shared their belief that the aristocracy were the main or even the sole beneficiaries of the charter. Now we can see points of direct contact between the royal government and the peasantry.… Read more
£10,

2015 Magna Carta Lectures Seminar with Chris Dyer

Sat 25 April 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Professor Chris Dyer – Magna Carta and the Common People: Did the Great Charter Have Any Meaning for Peasants? Sellar and Yeatman famously mocked the exclusive privileges granted by Magna Carta by stating that it was ‘a Good Thing for everyone (except the Common People)’. More serious historians once shared their belief that the aristocracy were the main or even the sole beneficiaries of the charter. Now we can see points of direct contact between the royal government and the peasantry.… Read more
May 2015
£7

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Nicholas Vincent

Fri 15 May 2015, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Professor Nicholas Vincent – Magna Carta: The Salisbury Connection. Salisbury Cathedral has long prided itself on its possession of an original of King John’s charter of 1215. Yet in what circumstances did this charter arrive in Salisbury? What does its preservation here tell us about the bishops who ruled Salisbury in the early thirteenth-century? And what, in general, does the distribution of originals of Magna Carta, not only from the 1215 but from half a dozen of the later thirteenth-century… Read more
£10,

2015 Magna Carta Lectures Seminar with Nicholas Vincent

Sat 16 May 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Professor Nicholas Vincent – Magna Carta: The Salisbury Connection. Salisbury Cathedral has long prided itself on its possession of an original of King John’s charter of 1215. Yet in what circumstances did this charter arrive in Salisbury? What does its preservation here tell us about the bishops who ruled Salisbury in the early thirteenth-century? And what, in general, does the distribution of originals of Magna Carta, not only from the 1215 but from half a dozen of the later thirteenth-century… Read more
June 2015
£7

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Dick Howard

Sun 7 June 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Professor Dick Howard – Magna Carta’s American Adventure. Dick Howard is a US-based constitutional lawyer, author and academic. In this lecture find out how the Magna Carta shaped American identity and its significance to the American people. Tickets are £7 and are available via the Salisbury Cathedral website or on the door. Lecture takes place in Salisbury Cathedral. Subsequent lectures and seminars Lectures: Lord Igor Judge (18 June) and Lesley Smith (rescheduled, 24 July) Seminars: Lesley Smith (rescheduled, 25 July) Read more
£7

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Lord Igor Judge

Thu 18 June 2015, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Lord Igor Judge – Magna Carta and the Law. Igor judge is one of the most highly regarded members of the British judiciary, a tireless advocate for human rights and equality before the law. He has been lauded as one of the most successful holders of his 700-year old office, namely for his skill at defending the rights of the citizens against the state, and interpreting the law fairly without fear or favour. John Bercow has been the Speaker of… Read more
July 2015
£7

2015 Magna Carta Lectures with Lesley Smith (Rescheduled Date)

Fri 24 July 2015, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Professor Lesley Smith – Renewal and Reform: Archbishop Langton in a Circle of New Ideas. Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1207 to 1228, is credited as the key intellectual influence behind the ideas that went into making Magna Carta. This talk will not deal with the Charter itself, but will instead focus on Langton, his education and teaching career in Paris, and the intellectual circle to which he belonged. Paris was the European centre of theological research at this time, and… Read more
£10,

2015 Magna Carta Lectures Seminar with Lesley Smith (Rescheduled Date)

Sat 25 July 2015, 10:00 am to 12:45 pm
Professor Lesley Smith will run two sessions on medieval manuscripts at Salisbury Cathedral Library. The Cathedral Library preserves medieval manuscripts whose contents and physical presence bring to life the teaching and learning of the Middle Ages. Though not lavishly illuminated, the developing form of these books shows medieval scholars wrestling with new and appropriate ways of presenting knowledge, with innovation in design and layout. Within the space of a century, we can trace how “book technology” was adapted to keep up with the… Read more
October 2015
£15

2015 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Troubling Context: Christian Witness in Canada

Sat 10 October 2015, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
This lecture explores two challenges for Christian witness in Canada. First, Canadian contexts make faith formation challenging. The history of the churches with First Nations, the experience of pluralism and secularity are three particular realities that trouble Christian identity. Second, some scholars are challenging the whole idea of context as fate. And so the question of what Christian witness brings to the Canadian context will also be addressed. The lecture will be followed by questions and a discussion between the speaker, Richard… Read more
£50 - £135

The Taizé Community: A Symposium at Sarum College

Fri 30 October 2015, 12:00 pm to Sat 31 October 2015, 1:45 pm
Sarum College is the venue for an academic symposium that will explore and review the significance of the Taizé Community. This event is organised to mark the 75th year since the founding of the Taizé community in 1940 and the centenary anniversary of the birth of its founder, Brother Roger. Leaders of the established Christian churches—popes, metropolitans, archbishops of Canterbury—would visit with amazement. They could not understand how, as the world turned unremittingly secular and their own churches dwindled down… Read more
December 2015
£55 - £110

MODEM Leadership Conference 2015: Faith in the Future: Organization, Power and Trust

Thu 3 December 2015, 12:00 pm to Fri 4 December 2015, 2:00 pm
Modem’s annual conference returns to Sarum College, bringing together experts from the fields of leadership, management and ministry for stimulating conversations between church and business communities. As new forms of organising faith communities emerge, power is a major issue – including in churches where its importance is denied and trust is fragile. This conference aims to help us all to understand more about faith in the future, to help churches to emerge in good shape, and to be ready to live and work trustingly in them. Keynote speakers include Veronica Hope Hailey, dean of the School… Read more
April 2016

2016 Sarum Lectures – Being Human: The Renewal of Pastoral Theology

Wed 27 April 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Church of England is seeking to re-imagine Christian ministry for the 21st Century. A hundred years ago during the First World War, Dick Sheppard was the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields and “the most influential parish priest the Church of England has ever known”. He could be said to have re-imagined Christian ministry for a substantial part of the Church in the 20th Century. His concern was for the love of Christ and his care was of people, not statistics. His… Read more
May 2016

2016 Sarum Lectures – Engaging Arts and Minds: A Sort of Christian Apologetics

Wed 4 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
There has been a renaissance in the relationship between Christianity and the arts. There is an enormous willingness on the part of artists to explore meaning and faith creatively and with imagination. Whilst there might be safety for the Church in accepting only the work of Christian artists, the more important engagement is with good art that respects its Christian context. It makes us bigger people and deepens both our cultural life and the life of faith. This lecture is… Read more

2016 Sarum Lectures – A Changing Climate: On Care For Our Common Home

Wed 11 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Among Christians there has been an ecumenical convergence about the environment and what Pope Francis called ‘the care for our common home’. This is an urgent task that all people need to address. It is so critical an existential problem as to overwhelm our traditional divisions and relativize them almost to the point of extinction. Following the Paris Climate Change agreement, how are we to respond to the care of God’s creation? This lecture is part of a series of… Read more

2016 Liminal Leadership Conference: Transforming Leaders for a Changing World

Mon 16 May 2016, 12:00 pm to Thu 19 May 2016, 4:30 pm
This conference is for all clergy and lay people who exercise Christian leadership in church, charity, educational and chaplaincy settings. It is also useful for those who act as trainers and coaches for other Christian leaders. The world we live in is one in which old ways are collapsing and new movements arise constantly – a time of paradigm shifts. Organisations that do not change with the world around them are left behind. This conference will be useful for those… Read more

2016 Sarum Lectures: Renewing Hope: The Profligate Generosity of God

Wed 18 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Church mis-describes itself when we focus too much on statistics. God’s ‘Easter people’ live with the hope of the resurrection in which life and love are of eternal significance. This matters for the world, not just for the Church. A message chalked on the ground in the Place de la Bourse in Brussels after the recent terrorism said, ‘Hope is our resistance’. We Christians are a people alive to the hope of heaven. We are called to live as… Read more

The Future of Implicit Religion

Fri 20 May 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
This keynote address of the 2016 Implicit Religion conference given by Professor Grace Davie is open to the public. Davie’s lecture, The Future of Implicit Religion, is the inaugural Edward Bailey Lecture, in honour of his pioneering and challenging work which questioned a widely held assumption that religion was the sole prerogative of institutions devoted to religion. Bailey, who died in 2015 sought to discover the sacred within what might otherwise be dismissed as profane, and to identify experiences of… Read more
June 2016

Open Learning for Theology, Ministry and Mission

Fri 3 June 2016, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
This day conference will discuss the uses of open learning for theology, ministry and mission. It will cover key questions such as the meaning of ‘openness’ and its applicability to theological education, the successful implementation of flexible and learner-centred pedagogies, how to nurture formation and build community at a distance, and the possibilities of digital technology for theological teaching and training. It will provide a forum to discuss key challenges and opportunities in this area, including financial and institutional pressures… Read more
October 2016

2016 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Reading Scripture Today

Sat 15 October 2016, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
“The Word of God is living and active” (Heb.4.12): Can we hear scripture afresh today? Modern interpretation of the Bible focussed on the past – the original meaning was the true meaning. Postmodernism has discovered that texts may have future meanings unforeseen by the author. This lecture will explore what this means for reading scripture today, and will focus the issues by looking closely at how the Jewish scriptures were read by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, and… Read more
February 2017

Wellbeing and Salvation in Hospital and Church

Wed 22 February, 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
Salvation, an idea that both languishes and flourishes in currents of contemporary Christianity, is first cousin to Wellbeing. Both frame life’s meaning in its more emotional and thoughtful dimensions, each possesses roots in fear, carries its own anxiety, and is not ignorant of personal and cultural betrayal. Each entails social class and invites us to wonder whether the National Health Service now carries core cultural value and political interest more than the Church of England. Professor Douglas Davies is an… Read more
March 2017

God on the Streets: Spirituality, Social Engagement, and Christian Authenticity

Wed 8 March, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join Dr Gillian Ahlgren, theologian and scholar of the Christian mystical tradition, for talk and book launch as she explores the intersection of spirituality and social justice, past and present. In a reflection Incorporating her pastoral experience working with formerly homeless women and women recovering from domestic violence, she will raise questions about the relationship between the mystical and the prophetic dimensions of Christianity, what is to be learned at the margins, and how the spiritual life feeds and encourages… Read more
April 2017

2017 Sarum Lectures – Percy Dearmer: The Sarum Rite, Art and English Tradition

Tue 25 April, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This Sarum Lecture series, held in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral, will look at four Anglicans from the early twentieth-century Church of England who revived spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion. This lecture looks at Percy Dearmer, a Church of England priest well-known for his Parson’s Handbook, Percy sought to revive liturgy through beauty, the arts and the identification of an English Catholic tradition which he found to be epitomized in the pre-Reformation Sarum Rite. Speaker Jane Shaw… Read more

2017 Sarum Lectures – Evelyn Underhill: Practical Mysticism and the Rise of Retreats

Thu 27 April, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This Sarum Lecture series, held in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral, will look at four Anglicans from the early twentieth-century Church of England who revived spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion. This lecture looks at Evelyn Underhill, a seeker who did not commit to the Church of England until quite late in life. She went on to make the mystical way accessible to the ordinary person through her writings and spiritual direction and was at the forefront… Read more
May 2017

2017 Sarum Lectures – Reginald Somerset Ward: Prayer and a Rule of Life

Tue 2 May, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This Sarum Lecture series, held in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral, will look at four Anglicans from the early twentieth-century Church of England who revived spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion. This lecture looks at Reginald Somerset Ward, a Church of England priest who was skeptical about the institutional church but nonetheless devoted his whole life to a ‘hidden’ ministry of spiritual direction, encouraging people to have such a robust prayer life that they could take risks… Read more

2017 Sarum Lectures – Rose Macaulay: “What a Heritage We Have. I Mean, We Anglicans”

Thu 4 May, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This Sarum Lecture series, held in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral, will look at four Anglicans from the early twentieth-century Church of England who revived spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion. This lecture looks at novelist Rose Macaulay. Rose had a deep sense of the Anglican heritage, and the ways in which it was woven into the fabric of English culture and society. She formally converted late in life through her correspondence with an Anglican monk in Massachusetts,… Read more

2017 Sarum Lectures Seminar – Anglican Spirituality in a ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Age

Fri 5 May, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
All four of the Anglican writers explored as part of the Sarum Lecture series were seekers after an authentic spiritual life at a time when institutional religion was beginning to decline. Indeed, they all sat lightly to the institutional church for at least some period of their lives. Yet, they all loved and appreciated the Anglican tradition. Can their work help us develop a renewed Anglican spirituality for our own age? Speaker Jane Shaw is Dean for Religious Life and… Read more

Interrelations: Spirituality and Theology

Mon 8 May, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
This conference is premised on the belonging together of spirituality and theology (or doctrine) in Christian life and thought. ‘Spirituality’ is a relatively recent name in Christianity for sensibilities and practices that are far older. Today, however, non-ecclesial spirituality is frequently lauded, just as the cultural brilliance of theology can seem dulled. This conference will explore the historical and present-day dilemmas of distinguishing and interrelating Christian spirituality and theology. Conference Programme Outline The conference begins with registration from 9.30am for a… Read more

The First Cathedral at Salisbury: Ritual, Music & Architecture in the 12th Century

Mon 15 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This lecture with John Harper reappraises the archaeological and written evidence of the first cathedral at Salisbury – now known as Old Sarum. The last major archaeological investigation of Old Sarum cathedral was interrupted by the first World War, and never completed. In recent years, new liturgical sources have come to light, and there has been an opportunity to re-examine neglected sources. Taken together, these enable us to take forward our understanding of the first cathedral, and how it was… Read more

Wordless Rhetoric: The Problem and Potential of Theatre With a Message

Wed 17 May, 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm
A public lecture which includes live mime performance as examples of how performance art can educate, nurture and communicate peace. Former mime artist Geoffrey Stevenson teaches preaching, communication and media studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include the role of the arts in religious expression and their contribution to peacebuilding, particularly photography and theatre. From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Centre for Christian Communication at Durham University, and before that toured his own theatre shows to universities, churches, and small… Read more

2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Materiality and Immateriality

Fri 19 May to Sun 21 May
The 40th annual conference in Implicit Religion (formerly known as the Denton Conference) will focus on the coupling, tension and interaction between ‘materiality’ and ‘immateriality’. Studies of religion often focus on separating these two terms in relation to methodologies, focus of research and legitimacy, and even place them in opposition at times. Increasingly, scholars of religion in fields such as sociology, anthropology, digital humanities, film studies and religious studies have explored the question of embodiment, the materiality of thought, and… Read more

2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Edward Bailey Lecture

Fri 19 May, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
This public lecture forms part of the 2017 Implicit Religion Conference. The lecture, which is open to attendees of the conference as well as members of the public, will be given by Brent Plate, Associate Professor at Hamilton College in New York State. The title of the lecture is “Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World: On Myths and Rituals Before the Screen.” The lecture is in honour of Edward Bailey whose work was pioneering and challenging in that it questioned a… Read more
September 2017

2017 Niblett Memorial Lecture: How to Speak of God?

Sat 23 September, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
How to Speak of God? Challenges for the Churches in a World ‘Troubled’ by Religion. Recent cases of the representation of religion in the British media suggest that the gulf of what is sometimes termed ‘religious literacy’ is widening. Some of this can be explained by broader social trends which suggest that whilst religion is more publicly visible and newsworthy in Western societies than for several generations, there is still widespread discomfort and resistance towards those who ‘speak of God’… Read more
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