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‘Unity and Division’

Sundays at 5.30pm 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. These events are free and open to the public – all are very warmly welcomed to attend. The programme for this term’s talks is entitled ‘Unity and Division’, and includes the following speakers:

1st Week, Sunday 13th January
Rev’d Dr Richard Ounsworth OP (Blackfriars)
“Being a Twenty-First Century Friar”

2nd Week, Sunday 20th January
Dr Brian McMahon (Somerville)
“Talkin’ ’bout My Reformation”

3rd Week, Sunday 27th January
Dr Peter Forsaith (Oxford Brookes)
“Methodism: The Teenage Years”

4th Week, Sunday 3rd February
Sr Jessica Gatty (Convent of the Assumption)
“A Poet’s Journey: Siegfried Sassoon’s Path to Peace”

5th Week, Sunday 10th February
Alice Blackwood (Linacre)
“Seats for Sale: Gender and Property within the Post-Reformation Parish Church”

6th Week, Sunday 17th February
Fr Ian Graham (Holy Trinity Church, Oxford)
Division and Unity within the Orthodox Church(s)

7th Week, Sunday 24th February
Dr Sophia Vaoalou (Birmingham University)
“The Phenomenon of Wonder”

8th Week, Sunday 3rd March
Readings and Music for Lent and the Spring