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The 2019 Michael Perham University Cathedral Lecture

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University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus

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The Silence of the Damned? Writer and broadcaster Canon Lucy Winkett, presents the annual Michael Perham University Cathedral Lecture.

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The silence of the damned?

Most religious traditions encourage the spiritual practice of silence. In the Me Too era, and with 24 hour social media platforms that celebrate self-expression, should the church still encourage the practice of silence, given the Christian imperative to speak out against injustice and give a voice to the voiceless? In contemporary multi-faith Britain and in a noisy society, is there a place for a silence that is public and shared?

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Lucy Winkett is the Rector of St James’s Piccadilly in London. She is a writer and broadcaster: her book “Our Sound is our Wound” was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book and she is a longstanding contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. She is a former Canon of St Paul’s and was the first woman priest to be appointed at the cathedral. As well as holding degrees in modern history and theology, she is an Associate of the Royal College of Music and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Winchester University for her services to inclusion in the church.

The Michael Perham University Cathedral Lecture is named after the former Bishop of Gloucester, who introduced an annual lecture organised between the University of Gloucestershire and Gloucester Cathedral. The event alternates between venues each year.

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University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall Campus

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GL50 4AZ

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