Events

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 “What makes a text sacred?” and includes the following speakers:

1st Week, Sunday 15th January

Brian McMahon (Somerville)

21st Century Worshippers of Thor: The Sacred Texts of a Neo-Pagan Movement”

2nd Week, Sunday 22nd January

Rev’d Dr George Westhaver (Pusey House)

Sacramental Reading”

3rd Week, Sunday 29th January

Dr Sarah Shaw (Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies)

The Earliest Buddhist Sacred Writings”

4th Week, Sunday 5th February

Fr Ian Graham

Scripture and Tradition from an Eastern Orthodox Viewpoint

5th Week, Sunday 12th February

John Ritzema (Worcester)

Who were the ‘Church Fathers’ and why do they still matter?”

6th Week, Sunday 19th February

Professor Nicolai Sinai (Pembroke)

The Dual Qur’an”

7th Week, Sunday 26th February

Fr Dushan Croos SJ (Campion Hall)

The Golden Legend and the Conversion of St Ignatius of Loyola”

8th Week, Sunday 5th March

Readings and Music for Lent and the Spring