Choral Contemplation

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‘Soul Food’

Sundays at 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. 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 ‘Soul Food’, and includes the following speakers:

1st Week, Sunday 7th October
Dr Brian McMahon (Somerville)
“The Chapel: A Room of One’s Own”

2nd Week, Sunday 14th October
Michael Pockley (Czech Academy of Sciences)
“Relax: You Have No Soul”

3rd Week, Sunday 21st October
Rev’d Helen Garton (St Columba’s URC, Oxford)

4th Week, Sunday 28th October
Dr Deborah Casewell (Liverpool Hope University)
“’Lose Yourself to Save your Soul’: The Philosophy of Simone Weil”

5th Week, Sunday 4th November
Dr Caspar Melville (SOAS, University of London)
“Soul Music”

6th Week, Sunday 11th November
Mark Bostridge
“Vera Brittain and the End of the War”

7th Week, Sunday 18th November
Professor Elizabeth Frood (St Cross)
“Hungry Ba-birds and Radiant Ibises: Introducing some Ancient Egyptian Souls”

8th Week, Sunday 25th November
Carol Concert