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The Harold Wilson Lecture - Christianity and democracy: does theology have...
Tue 11 July 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 BST
This popular annual lecture will this year be delivered by the Rt Rev and Rt Hon The Lord Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and former Archbishop of Canterbury. Rowan Williams took up the mastership of Magdalene College in 2013. Born in Swansea, South Wales into a Welsh-speaking family, Dr Williams is a fliuent Welsh speaker and was the first Welshman to serve as Archbishop of Canterbury in well over a millennium. A noted poet, he speaks or reads nine other languages in addition to Welsh.
Dr Williams was educated at both Cambridge and Oxford universities, was awarded the Oxford Higher degree of Doctor of Divinity and holds honorary doctorates from well over a dozen other universities. At the age of 36 he became Oxford University's youngest professor, taking up the post of Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity.He has published studies of religious figures including Arius, Teresa of Avila and Sergii Bulgakov, as well as writings on a wide range of theological, historical and political themes. As Archbishop of Canterbury, for 12 years Rowan Williams was leader of the Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. He became well known for his interest in social, cultural and interfaith issues and has also written throughout his career on moral, ethical and social topics.
Timings of this event are as follows:
6.00pm - Refreshments
6.30pm Lecture (approx running time 1 hour)
There are no age restrictions however, under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.