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April 2019

Architectures of Belonging Exhibition

Sat 27 April to Sat 8 June
Architectures of Belonging brings together a selection of Claire’s works on paper and in 3D from previous and ongoing projects which explore issues of belonging in a context of change. Claire particularly enjoys working with the people and place in each project, and this exhibition is no exception. As a current MA student at Sarum College studying Theology, Imagination and Culture, Claire is excited at the prospect of situating her work as a series of conversations within the context of… Read more

June 2019

What is Our Story of Old Age? Listening and Learning from the Experience of Ageing

Wed 26 June, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
There are many different ways in which we can learn about our own ageing and others. One is to listen to the way in which we narrate the story of age as we ask ourselves what might make for a good old age. This day will present a range of different stories encouraging participants to listen carefully to the nature of narration. There will be an opportunity for us to think and reflect upon the experience of ageing. Some of… Read more

October 2019

Sarum Singing Break 2019

Fri 4 October, 4:00 pm to Sun 6 October, 4:00 pm
The Sarum Singing Break is for anyone who enjoys singing liturgical church music. Full details of this singing break are forthcoming. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Reflective Journalling

Fri 11 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sometimes living can feel like we are standing in a fast flowing river. There is so much going on. It can be difficult to hold our balance and see how the various dimensions of our lives fit together. This day will offer an opportunity to explore how journalling might help us to reflect on the shape of our living in the context of our work and world. We should try to capture elements of experience; and explore the means by which… Read more

Imaging Transcendence: From the Catacombs to the Gothic Cathedral

Tue 15 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Western Christianity developed not only through the written word but by the story of Christ, the saints and central Christian beliefs depicted through the various media of visual art and architecture. This study day offers an illustrated introduction to how Christian faith found expression in the early Christian Roman catacombs, the Ravenna mosaics, in medieval Irish illuminated manuscripts and in the Gothic Cathedral. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Into the North: The Defeat of Paganism and the Rise of Christianity from C4th

Thu 17 October, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This lecture will explore the enormous difficulties encountered by early missionaries as they attempted to take the Gospel to the North, the toppling of the Viking gods, and how trade and war with Christian states made their impression on these fiercely independent peoples. We shall look at the earliest Christian artefacts found in Scandinavia and Iceland, and at those which looked both back and forwards, to the old religions and the new. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk … Read more

Arts and Crafts Study Day with Peter Burman

Fri 18 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Details for this day are forthcoming. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

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 textocentric ‘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

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. Using at first simple recitation in English, it includes also some of the rich heritage of more adventurous Latin chant. This course is open to all and all are welcome – singers and those afraid to sing but fascinated by the idea of the chant and interested in cultural history. Contact Alison Ogden… Read more

Seeking the Trinity in Modern Art

Fri 15 November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The experience of modern art is sometimes described as ‘spiritual’. Drawing from Christian theology we will explore a wide range of well-known modern and contemporary artists to gain a deeper insight into the often profound resonance of their work. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) 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. This hidden army of carers is often overlooked. We will hear carers’ stories and reflecting on their needs for practical and spiritual support. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
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