Past lectures archive

31st Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: The Sacred, the Profane and the Desecrated

Speaker: Professor Roger Scruton, philosopher, public commentator and author

Thursday, 26th May 2016

30th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Blessed are the Hypocrites?

Speaker: The Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector, St James's Piccadilly

Thursday, 21st May 2015

29th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Beyond Justice

Speaker: The Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Friday, 25th July 2014

28th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Constantine's Vision and the Church Today - From the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD 312) to the twenty-first century

Speaker: Professor Dame Averil Cameron FSA FKC, Former Warden of Keble College, Oxford

Thursday, 2nd May 2013

27th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Mis-establishment - Locating, and Re-locating, the Church of England

Speaker: The Right Reverend Dr Peter Selby, President of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards, Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College, London; formerly Bishop of Worcester and Bishop to HM Prisons

Thursday, 10th May 2012

26th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: The Word in Print

Speaker: The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres KCVO, Bishop of London

Thursday, 26th May 2011

25th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: The End of the Permissive Society? Towards a Christian understanding of the common good

Speaker: The Rt Revd the Lord Harries of Pentregarth FKC, Former Bishop of Oxford, Gresham Professor of Divinity, and Honorary Professor of Theology at King's College London

Thursday, 6th May 2010

24th Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Religious and Scientific Faith - The case of Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’

Speaker: The Revd Professor Alister McGrath Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College London

Thursday, 14th May 2009

23rd Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: The Mystical Turn - Religious Experience in the Modern World

Speaker: The Reverend Canon Dr Jane Shaw, Dean of Divinity, Chaplain and Fellow, New College Oxford and Canon Theologian, Salisbury Cathedral

Thursday, 8th May 2008