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University of Bristol

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The Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship in conjuction with the Zutshi-Smith Benefaction is hosting Revd Professor Martyn Percy, (Dean, Christ Church College Oxford) discussing 'A Tattered Tapestry? Challenges to Church, Nationhood and Establishment in 21st Century Britain'.

The seminar will explore whether one established church – the Church of England – can really represent the interests of a diverse, modern 21st Century Britain? In this lecture, Professor Martyn Percy, looks at some of the key issues, against a background of social, political and theological theory.

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The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy is the Dean (or Head) of Christ Church, Oxford, one of University of Oxford's largest colleges, as well as being Dean of the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Oxford. He writes and teaches on modern ecclesiology, and as well as being a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, is a Tutor for the Said Business School. He is also Professor of Theological Education at King’s College, London, a Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of Values, University of Winchester. From 2004-14 he was Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Martyn, besides having the curious distinction of being the only living theologian to feature in Dan Brown’s 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, was described in the journal Theology as the British Theologian closest to being a ‘missionary anthropologist’. Martyn has held number of roles in public life, serving as a Director of the Advertising Standards Authority, and as an Adjudicator for the Portman Group (the self-regulating body for the alcoholic drinks industry). He has served as a Commissioner of the Direct Marketing Authority, and is an Advisor to the British Board of Film Classification.

*Please note that this is a research seminar*

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