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.
- Talks & Lectures26th Feb 2020
The Life of Dean Walter Hussey
- Talks & Lectures5th Mar 2020
Owen Barfield and the Secret History of Christianity: Rethinking Religion after the First World War
- Talks & Lectures16th Mar 2020
Cathedral Fellowship Get Together and Talk
- Talks & Lectures19th Mar 2020
Talk: Celebrating English Gardens