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November 2018

Life or Death: Whose Decision? Exploring the Ethics of Assisted Dying

Tue 20 November 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day will introduce participants to some of the questions, competing ethical theories and human stories that surround our ongoing disagreements about assisted dying. We shall have an opportunity to look at the divergence of public and political opinion about the law in this area and explore some of the choices that might be available to us. There will be an opportunity for some small group discussion and participants will be resourced with guidelines and information about the moral, ethical… Read more

Found Out: Being Real About Faith and Sexuality

Thu 22 November 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Our sexuality is key to our identity and wellbeing, and our faith journey. It is closely intertwined with our gender and our spirituality. You may be in a pastoral or a therapeutic role; you may be exercising ministry – lay or ordained; or you may be negotiating the complexities of an institutional religious setting where the underlying inherited values of the Christian community feel to be at odds with our wider social context. Or you may simply wish to reflect… Read more

December 2018

Lunchtime Concert: Christopher Guild

Fri 7 December 2018, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with Christopher Guild. Crossing continents: music inspired by native cultures across the globe: featuring Debussy and Percy Grainger. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

January 2019

Postponed: Lunchtime Concert: Serena Kay & Lucy Colquhoun

Fri 25 January, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with Serena Kay and Lucy Colquhoun. In the key of love: Dvorak, Britten, Rossini and Faure. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please note that this concert has been postponed. A new date will be confirmed shortly. Contact Alison Ogden for all enquiries on aogden@sarum.ac.uk or 01722 424826. Read more

Nevertheless She Persisted: Theology, Faith and Feminism

Sat 26 January, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
As women increasingly break new ground in the Church, what are the joys and challenges, and what of the future? Weaving together performance poetry, art, story-sharing and feminist theology, this day offers space for conversation and reflection on contemporary issues in a creative and accessible way. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

February 2019

Awkward Reverence: Exploring the Poetry of Philip Larkin

Sat 16 February, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Philip Larkin became one of Britain’s most popular post-War poets on the strength of just over 100 pages of poetry. His reputation as a grumpy, right-wing curmudgeon has sometimes distracted people from a more careful reading of the poems. These often have a lucidity of language coupled with an alarming honesty about the feelings and illusions of a 20th century life. How might a person of faith approach Larkin’s work? Is there a helpful conversation to be had between his… Read more

Lunchtime Concert: Bill Benham & David Price

Fri 22 February, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with Bill Benham and David Price. Featuring Brahms violin sonata no.1. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

The Myth of the ‘Good’ War: Theological Perspectives on Moral Injury and Original Sin

Thu 28 February, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The 2019 Robbins Lecture at Sarum College will be held on 28 February 2019. ‘The Myth of the “Good” War: Theological perspectives on Moral Injury and Original Sin’ will be delivered by Dr Brian Powers. Brian is the first Vann Fellow at The Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies at Durham University. Vann Fellows study and illuminate the relationship of Christianity and the armed forces across time and space, across Christian traditions, and across many subject areas. It is named in memory of The… Read more

March 2019

Works in Clay for Contemplation Exhibition

Fri 1 March to Thu 18 April
Mary’s Flitcroft’s exhibition, Works in Clay for Contemplation, runs until Thursday 18 April 2019 at Sarum College. The exhibition is a series of The Stations of the Cross: Stopping Places and a series exploring our inner pilgrimage, Journey. Mary uses porcelain clay, which is folded, torn and cut: stained coloured and marked, to create works for contemplation. For a deeper experience of the artwork, join Mary Flitcroft’s retreat, Holy Week at Sarum (15 to 17 April 2019) where space will… Read more

Works in Clay: Open Evening

Fri 1 March, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Open evening Friday 1 March, 6-8pm with Mary Flitcroft whose exhibition, Works in Clay for Contemplation, runs until Thursday 18 April 2019. Read more

Lunchtime Concert: Duo Brikcius

Fri 22 March, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with Duo Brikcius, brother and sister František Brikcius and Anna Brikciusová. Music by Offenbach, G Klein, Kosíková and Janáček. Duo Brikcius is a Czech chamber music ensemble created by two promising young cellists (brother and sister), Anna Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius. Both founding members are well acquainted with the solo cello repertoire, but decided to increase their repertoire with music written for this unusual combination (with great hidden potential) of two cellos. The main aims of Duo Brikcius are to… Read more

A History of Sin

Thu 28 March, 10:00 am to Fri 29 March, 4:00 pm
The idea of ‘sin’ has changed through time. This course will examine various scriptural understandings of sin and then explore how these are developed in early Christian traditions of prayer. The legacy of the spiritual teacher Evagrius is central as his insights into the psychology of sin still nourish Christian spirituality today. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

April 2019

Exhibition Opening: Architectures of Belonging by Claire Reed

Fri 26 April, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Incurably curious. Claire Reed’s innovative, interdisciplinary art practice explores belief and value systems through the interplay of word and image, using a combination of traditional and new media. The exhibition 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. Her video, Footage, from her art and dance collaboration, Letters:Cartas, will be shown during the open evening. Claire particularly enjoys… Read more

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

May 2019

Death and Life: Christian Resources for Living Well in the Light of Mortality

Mon 13 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This day course presents resources to enable churches to help people of all ages face the reality of their own mortality and engage with the hope of resurrection. It will introduce a recently launched web-based resource supported by published materials on: Running a six-part course on preparing well for death Running a creative arts workshop as a way of listening well to the working theologies of death and life held by ordinary people Running a Bible study course on death… Read more

Stained Glass

Wed 15 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Follow the journey of a stained glass window from inspiration and design through its different processes to installation. Day includes a guided tour of the Salisbury Cathedral Glass Department and opportunities to learn about innovative contemporary projects in Europe. Please note that this course is now fully booked. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries. aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Lunchtime Concert: Serena Kay & Lucy Colquhoun

Fri 17 May, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunchtime concert with Serena Kay and Lucy Colquhoun. Concert includes music by Brahms, Britten and Fauré. This is the rearranged concert from Friday 25 January. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Faith in Fiction: Anglican Women Novelists

Sat 18 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The novel provided a voice for Anglican women to explore matters of faith and their relationship to the Church of England. We will study the work of selected authors from this perspective, particularly that of Dame Rose Macaulay, Dorothy L. Sayers and P.D. James. The study day draws from a collection of essays compiled in a forthcoming book Anglican Women Novelists edited by Judith Maltby and Alison Shell about women who were inspired to write fiction through their relationship with the Church of England. The book explores developments… 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

July 2019

Exploring Intergenerational Learning

Fri 19 July, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
All-age settings help to foster healthy societies by enabling intergenerational connections. This day will explore both the meaning of spirituality and ways to restore capabilities and joys that had been allowed to atrophy. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)   Read more
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