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32nd Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture: Faith and Imagination - How the Arts speak to the reality of the Unseen

Westminster Abbey

Thursday, 11 May 2017 from 18:30 to 19:30 (BST)

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Salley Vickers gives the annual Eric Symes Abbott memorial lecture in the beautiful setting of Westminster Abbey.

Salley Vickers has worked as a university teacher of literature and a psychoanalyst. She now writes and lectures full time and is widely known for her critically acclaimed novels such as the best-selling ‘Miss Garnet's Angel’, ’The Cleaner of Chartres’ and most recently ‘Cousins’, novels which explore the metaphysical dimensions - psychological and spiritual - of human experience.

In this year's Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture, 'Faith and Imagination – How the Arts speak to the reality of the Unseen’, she addresses the crucial role of the arts in giving shape and form to abiding intangible realities, suggesting the vital importance of nurturing the imagination through the arts in an increasingly secular society.

The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lectures are given in memory of Dean Eric Symes Abbott (1906-1983), who was at various times Dean of King's College London, Warden of Lincoln Theological College, Warden of Keble College Oxford, and Dean of Westminster. The Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Fund was endowed after his death by his friends to provide for an annual lecture on spirituality and pastoral theology. Past lecturers include the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, the Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, and the playwright David Hare.

 

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Public transport is advised. For those with special needs, please e-mail special.events@westminster-abbey.org.  The nearest underground stations are Westminster and St James's Park.

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What is the dress code? Day dress. 

What time do the doors open? 6.00 pm

How long is the lecture? The lecture is due to last around one hour. 

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Westminster Abbey
20 Deans Yd
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 from 18:30 to 19:30 (BST)


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