Sunday Talks

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6pm in the Chapel

Somerville Chapel is a non-denominational and inclusive space. Every Sunday evening during term we host a speaker who gives a short talk accompanied by readings and music from the Somerville College Choir. The programme for this term’s talks is entitled “Beginnings” and includes the following speakers:

1st Week, Sunday 14th January

Dr Brian McMahon (Somerville)

Infinite Regression: Where does Faith Come From?”

2nd Week, Sunday 21st January

Matt Lee (Wycliffe Hall)

Joint event with the Somerville and St Bennet’s Christian Union

3rd Week, Sunday 28th January

Fr David Goodill OP (Blackfriars)

St Albert the Great: Scientist and Theologian

4th Week, Sunday 4th February

Tas Cooper (Quaker Chaplain to the University)

George Fox and the Founding of the Quaker Movement

5th Week, Sunday 11th February

Professor Nicholas Davidson (St Edmund Hall)

‘The worst crisis in its entire history’? : The Origins of Modern Catholicism and its Contemporary Discontents

6th Week, Sunday 18th February

James Fox (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Roots of the Renaissance: the Art of Giotto and his Successors”

7th Week, Sunday 25th February

Professor Christian C. Sahner (St Cross)

Islam and Other Religions: A Comparative Approach”

8th Week, Sunday 4th March

Music and Readings for Lent and the Spring

Concerts in Hilary Term 2018

Tuesday 6th Nov 5:30pm Choral Scholars’ Recital

Friday 16th Feb 5:30pm ‘Love’ an event organised by the MTST, with music by Holst and Brumel

Thursday 8th March 7-8:30pm International Women’s Day Sing through of works by female composers, in association with OUP.

Tuesday 6th March 7pm Bach St John Passion come along to round off the term with this performance by the college choir and a professional baroque orchestra in the Chapel – tickets are priced at £12 or £5 for students – available from

Conductor: Will Dawes

Somerville College Choir ; Instruments of Time and Truth

Matthew Thomson: Evangelist ; Benjamin Thompson: Christus ; John Lee: Pilatus

Soloists from within the Choir