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March 2015

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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 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

April 2017

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

Tue 25 April 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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

October 2018

The Sarum Symposium

Mon 22 October 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The Sarum Symposium is the exciting new direction for the annual Sarum Lectures. This event, in Salisbury Guildhall, will bring together a panel each year to discuss truth and narrative from diverse perspectives, reflecting on questions such as: How do stories help us to understand the world? What are the stories we tell ourselves and others? In what way is theology a narrative of truth? Months after Salisbury’s nerve agent attack and in the year marking the centenary of the end of WWI and… Read more
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