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September 2019

Art Exhibition: Experiencing Landscape

Fri 20 September, 9:00 am to Sun 3 November, 4:00 pm
Joy Hillyer’s paintings aim to convey a sense of place, of placement and exploration within the landscape. She is concerned with the ambiguity of the liminal: the juxtaposition of the real and the imagined; the interplay between essence and symbol, between light and darkness; the ephemeral and the enduring. Her work often uses her photographs as a starting point or as the ‘outer shell’ for her painting. These may be of the natural world or the built landscape, or the… Read more

October 2019

Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters

Wed 30 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The senses are used within New Testament texts as instruments of knowledge and power and thus constitute important mediators of cultural knowledge and experience. Likewise, those instances where sensory faculty is perceived to be ‘disabled’ in some way also become key sites for ideological commentary and critique. However, often biblical scholarship, itself ‘disabled’ by eye-centric and text-centric ‘norms’, has read sensory-disabled characters as nothing more than inert sites of healing; their agency, including their alternative sensory modes of communication and… Read more

November 2019

Lunchtime Concert: Musicke in the Ayre

Fri 1 November, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield Chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in ticket price). Each concert starts at 12.45pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Subscription tickets are priced at £60. Individual concert tickets (subject to availability) are £12 per concert. Musicke in the Ayre Lute songs associated with Salisbury and poets in the Wilton Circle of Mary Herbert. Artists: Din Ghani, lute; Gillian Wormley, soprano. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826… Read more

Love is Listening: Responding to People with Dementia

Mon 4 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Is loneliness an inevitable ‘stage’ of dementia? This day explores how the stories we live by enable or disable us to maintain emotionally meaningful relationships with persons with dementia, including those deemed to be beyond meaningful reach. When people with dementia can’t keep up with the normal flow of conversation, emotional isolation often ensues. But is loneliness an inevitable “stage” of dementia? Michael Verde, the founder of Memory Bridge (memorybridge.org), explores how the stories we live by enable or disable… Read more

Sing Gregorian Chant

Sat 9 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day offers the chance to experience and sing Gregorian chant in a friendly context. An entertaining, informative and enjoyable experience structured around the monastic hour services. The theology of Gregorian chant is explored through singing it, for those with theological, historical or musical interests. Singing experience is welcome, but not necessary for the course. There will be a chance to sing a short service in the Trinity Chapel at Salisbury Cathedral. Using at first simple recitation in English, it… Read more

Can There Be a Theology of Art? What Would it Look Like?

Fri 15 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day will look at several theologians who have written about art, and develop some of their more fruitful lines of enquiry. At the heart of the day, we will be seeking to use Trinitarian theology as a way of gaining critical insight into the evident spirituality of many works of modern as well as more traditional art. Through looking at a wide range of works of art, the aim will be to respond to the challenge of finding a… Read more

Queerness as a New Model for Vocation and Ministry

Wed 27 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day explores the nature of Queer Virtue, which puts queer experience at the heart of faith. Queer people bring extraordinary gifts to faith communities, but queer people are not unique in this. All of us bring gifts rooted in our identities and experience. ‘Queerness’ is a modus operandi that can help all of us bring our experience to bear together, to strengthen our faith and our communities. Liz Edman will explore the nature of Queer Virtue, which puts queer… Read more

Dementia: Who Cares for the Carers?

Fri 29 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The majority of people living with a diagnosis of dementia are cared for at home by a family member. Most people living with a diagnosis of dementia are cared for at home by a family member. This hidden army of carers is often overlooked. We will hear carers’ stories and reflect on their needs for practical and spiritual support. This hidden army of carers is often overlooked, so this day will be dedicated to hearing their stories and reflecting on… Read more

December 2019

Lunchtime Concert: Christopher Guild

Fri 6 December, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield Chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in ticket price). Each concert starts at 12.45pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Subscription tickets are priced at £60. Individual concert tickets (subject to availability) are £12 per concert. Christopher Guild Enigma Variations. Elgar’s rarely-heard transcription for piano of one of his most well-loved works, with a detailed introduction to the music given by the performer. Artist: Christopher Guild, solo piano. Contact Alison… Read more

January 2020

The Emotional Toll of Care

Fri 17 January 2020, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Explore self-care as an ethical imperative for those working on the front line of human vulnerability. A dynamic day for professionals think, feel and engage with the human side of their work, using evidence based intervention to counter maladaptive coping strategies such as withdrawal, denial, substance abuse or suicide. How best to manage a pervasive sense of futility and the experience of being the face of what may be perceived as a failing or inadequate system? This course is designed… Read more

A Day with W.H. Auden

Sat 18 January 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Auden has been described as ‘the first poet writing in English who felt at home in the twentieth century’. But where did this position him when it came to religious belief. What do his poems, so varied in tone and subjects, have to offer contemporary faith? We will look at the wide range of Auden’s poetry, his conversation to Christianity and his consequent spiritual interrogation of the world. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |… Read more

Art Exhibition: AWE: Paintings in Response to Creation

Mon 20 January 2020, 9:00 am to Sat 11 April 2020, 5:00 pm
Based on an experience of remote bothy life in Shetland, surrounding by sea and sky. Using this, Peronel experienced the rawness of elements which are the starting point for her paintings and drawings. Peronel Barnes is an award-winning painter based in Oxford, who has exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours where she collected the Outstanding Watercolour Award in 2011. Her work hangs in private and public collections across the world. Peronel… Read more

Dag Hammarskjöld: Life and Legacy

Tue 28 January 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
There has been growing interest in the late UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld. His personality and the unique way in which he united spirituality and politics in an engaged spirituality is evident in his posthumous title, Markings. This day course will explore the significance of his insights for today’s conflict-ridden world. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Lunchtime Concert: Anemos Trio

Fri 31 January 2020, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield Chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in ticket price). Each concert starts at 12.45pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Subscription tickets are priced at £60. Individual concert tickets (subject to availability) are £12 per concert. Anemos Trio Groovesome Threesome by Mike Mower and 6 sonatas by C.P.E. Bach. Artists: Robert Blanken, clarinet; Karen Kingsley, piano; Richard Moore, bassoon. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main… Read more

February 2020

Lunchtime Concert: Norbert Meyn and Alisdair Kitchen

Fri 28 February 2020, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield Chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in ticket price). Each concert starts at 12.45pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Subscription tickets are priced at £60. Individual concert tickets (subject to availability) are £12 per concert. Norbert Meyn and Alisdair Kitchen A Feast of German Lieder by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms Artists: Norbery Meyn, tenor;  Alisdair Kitchen, piano. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |… Read more

March 2020

Lunchtime Concert: Hannah Laurens and Tom McCoy

Fri 27 March 2020, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield Chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in ticket price). Each concert starts at 12.45pm and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Subscription tickets are priced at £60. Individual concert tickets (subject to availability) are £12 per concert. Hannah Laurens and Tom McCoy A glorious romantic sonata by Julius Röntgen and other gems by Dutch composers. Artists: Hannah Laurens, violin; Tom McCoy, piano. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826… Read more

April 2020

The Spiritual Care of People Living With Dementia

Wed 1 April 2020, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Following an introduction to the medical aspects of dementia, this study day will explore some of the important human questions it poses from a Christian theological perspective. We will also cover practical implications, particularly in supporting the continuing spiritual growth of individuals living with this condition, together with their carers and loved ones. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Transgender People: Feeling at Home in Your Church and Community

Fri 3 April 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Many Churches want to be sensitive to the needs of trans people and their loved ones but are unsure how to do so. This course, based on what Christian trans people and those who love them have told us, will be helpful to churches and communities at the early stages of this specific journey of inclusion and those already on the way. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

May 2020

Just Pay Attention… Appreciating the Poetry of Mary Oliver

Thu 7 May 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The late Mary Oliver is one of the most cherished and admired contemporary American poets. Her lucid and uncomplicated poems, inspired by nature and dog-walking in Cape Cod and Florida, the experience of friendship, love and grief, are a balm for the soul in a frenetic culture. ‘…a poet of wisdom and generosity whose vision allows us to look intimately at a world, not of our making’. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722… Read more

June 2020

Ageing: Problem or Privilege

Wed 10 June 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Do you worry about what shape old age will take for you? Are you aware of the force of ageism in our society? This day will explore how we define age drawing on cultural and social theories from recent research. This day will explore how we define age drawing on cultural and social theories from recent research. These writers argue that age is losing its power to define and constrain us. There are many preconceptions about ageing that lurk behind… Read more
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