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October 2019

Sarum Singing Break 2019

Fri 4 October 2019, 4:00 pm to Sun 6 October 2019, 4:00 pm
For anyone who enjoys singing liturgical church music. During this weekend we will rehearse and sing services in Sarum College Chapel and Salisbury Cathedral. The repertoire will cover music from Tudor times to present-day compositions. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Reflective Journalling

Fri 11 October 2019, 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 how we think about what… Read more

Imaging Transcendence: From the Catacombs to the Gothic Cathedral

Tue 15 October 2019, 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 in Scandinavia

Thu 17 October 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This lecture will explore the enormous difficulties encountered by early missionaries as they went beyond the confines of the Roman Empire. How were the powerful Viking gods toppled? Was contact, through war and trade, with Christian states to make a difference to the Norsemens’ thinking? We shall also look at early Christian/pagan artefacts, and the famous early stave churches in Norway and Sweden, some of which remain as places of worship today. We shall look at the earliest Christian artefacts found… Read more

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

Wed 30 October 2019, 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 2019, 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

Sing Gregorian Chant

Sat 9 November 2019, 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 2019, 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

Art Exhibition: A Time For Everything

Tue 26 November 2019, 9:00 am to Sat 11 January 2020, 4:00 pm
Daniela Manutius Forster has studied widely, including philosophy, science, humanistic psychology and film studies. During her career in design, fashion, and film, she became increasingly aware of her interest in spirituality. Symbolism, dimension, semantics, light and texture are her trademarks both in her painting and collage works. Her unique style has mystical, philosophical and magical insights inspired from her spiritual devotion. She strives to integrate imagination and sensitivity to give a glimpse into her world of constant play of discovery,… Read more

Dementia: Who Cares for the Carers?

Fri 29 November 2019, 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 2019, 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, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Explore what helps individuals, teams and the organisations in which they work manage the human cost of challenging work with vulnerability and distress in difficult circumstances. A dynamic day for professionals to think about and engage with the psychological and relational aspects of their work, and to explore ideas and strategies that will help build healthy communities of practice. Ideal for professionals in roles on the front line of human emotions and fragility, and in organisations where staff and finance… Read more

A Day with W.H. Auden

Sat 18 January, 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 conversion to Christianity and his consequent spiritual interrogation of the world. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries Booking Information aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722… Read more

(temporarily closed) Art Exhibition: AWE: Paintings in Response to Creation

Mon 20 January, 9:00 am to Sat 11 April, 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

Lunchtime Concert: Anemos Trio

Fri 31 January, 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 Booking Information aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722… Read more

February 2020

Lunchtime Concert: Norbert Meyn and Alisdair Kitchen

Fri 28 February, 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

April 2020

(Cancelled) The Spiritual Care of People Living With Dementia

Wed 1 April, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Due to the Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. See our official statement here. 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… Read more

(Cancelled) Transgender People: Feeling at Home in Your Church and Community

Fri 3 April, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Due to the Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. See our official statement here. 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… Read more

May 2020

(Cancelled) Just Pay Attention… Appreciating the Poetry of Mary Oliver

Thu 7 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Due to the Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. See our official statement here. 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… Read more
Free

Befriending Death? Reflecting on vulnerability

Sun 31 May, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
We all know something of loss, change and the fragility of life. This reflective session will open up the shape and meanings of death and invite participants into imaginative, honest and compassionate responses. Amidst Covid 19 and our experience of our human boundedness, can theology help us? This is a free event that will be held via Zoom and is part of the Salisbury 2020 Big Weekend (29-31 May). Sarum College has joined with city partners to pull together a… Read more
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