Talks and Lectures


Every month the Cathedral hosts talks by notable speakers, sometimes as a series or part of bigger events.  These are listed in the Events page calendar and include the upcoming series starting 9 January:

Cathedral Spring Lectures 2020: God and Great Britain, Exploring Religious Thought in National Crisis, from the Civil War to Brexit

9 January, 6.30pm, Vicars’ Hall, ‘The Reformation of the Heart: Revolution and Mystical Spirituality in 17th Century Britain’ Dr Sarah Apetrei, Graduate Studies Coordinator and Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, University of Oxford, explores how religious thinkers responded to the Civil Wars in the British Isles in the seventeenth century.

30 January, 6.30pm, Vicars’ Hall, ‘Radical Christianity in an Age of Revolution: The Prophetic Visions of William Blake and Mary Wollstonecraft’. Canon Dr Dan Inman, Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral, explores how religious thinkers imaginatively responded to the social upheaval of the Industrial Revolution in Britain and how this might inform our response to the digital revolution.

5 March, 6.30pm, Vicars’ Hall, ‘Owen Barfield and the Secret History of Christianity: Rethinking Religion after the First World War’. Dr Mark Vernon, psychotherapist and broadcaster and author of The Secret History of Christianity explores the thought of Owen Barfield in the years after the First World War.

19 March, 6.30pm, Vicars’ Hall, ‘The Church of England and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s’. Dr Sam Brewitt-Taylor, Darby Fellow in Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford, explores how the Church responded to, and was a catalyst for, the sexual revolution and secularization in 1960s Britain.

23 April, 6.30pm, Cathedral Nave, 'God and Great Britain: Faith and the Nation Today’. Canon Dr John Hall was the thirty-eighth Dean of Westminster and reflects in our final lecture in our spring series on the condition of the nation and the Christian faith today.

The Cathedral's Spring Lecture series, organised by our Chancellor, Reverend Canon Dr. Dan Inman, is now available to stream on Youtube.

CLICK HERE to visit our Youtube channel. Let us know what you think on social media using the hashtag: #ChichesterCathedral.

Lent Lecture 2020

25 March, 6.30pm, Vicar’s Hall.  Dr Ruth Valerio, author of Say Yes to Life (The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2020), reflects on the relationship between the Christian theology of creation and the current climate emergency. Click here for full details and to book.

All the above events are free to enter but booking in advance is essential via the Events page or in the Cathedral Cloisters Shop.