The phrase “One People” was coined by Edward Carpenter (then Archdeacon, later Dean of Westminster) in 1965-6. The orations commenced in 1966, the 900th anniversary year of the consecration and dedication of Edward the Confessor’s original church. The orations were intended to make people “think not only of all Christian people but of all mankind”.
Forthcoming One People Oration Lectures & seminars
Past One People Oration Lectures
10 March 2011 One People Oration 2011: The original worldwide web
Lecture given by: His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General.
Lecturer: Mr Tony Colman (former Chair, UK Parliament UN Group)
Lecturer: Lord Carey of Clifton (then Archbishop of Canterbury)
Lecturer: Mr Richard Dowden
10 July 2000 The One People Oration 2000
Lecturer: General Sir Michael Rose