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March and April 2017

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Sarum College Presentation Ceremony
Sarum College Presentation Ceremony
Saturday 4 March 
Presentation of academic awards to students from our MA and Centre for Formation in Ministry programmes. Attendance at the ceremony at St Thomas's Church, Salisbury is free and open to all. Guests to be seated by 10.20am.  
Christian Initiation
Christian Initiation
Monday 6 to Thursday 9 March, N £300; R £460
A study of key historical periods to give context for contemporary rites and the theologies which lie behind them. Open to those not seeking a postgraduate degree.
Western Christian Mysticism
Western Christian Mysticism
Monday 6 to Thursday 9 March, N £300; R £460
An overview of the historical development of the Western Christian Mystical tradition with analysis of key historical figures and movements. Open to those not seeking a postgraduate degree.
Ventures in Faith
Ventures in Faith
Fortnightly Monday sessions, 7pm to 9pm, £3
For the 16 to 30 age group, this series is for those who want to know more about the Christian faith and explore where faith may lead. See all forthcoming sessions
Wondrous Story: Preaching from Palm Sunday to Easter
Wondrous Story: Preaching from Palm Sunday to Easter
Tuesday 7 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Palm Sunday to Easter is at the heart of our gospel, but preaching it isn’t always easy. During this day we'll explore aspects of the preachers craft and do some fresh thinking on how we can tell the wondrous story where we are.
Theology Quest and Questions
Theology Quest and Questions
Weekly Tuesday sessions, 7pm to 9pm, £6
A series to open the study of Christian theology to those who want to know what they believe, why they believe it and whether they should keep on believing it. See all forthcoming sessions
God on the Streets: Spirituality, Social Engagement and Christian Authenticity
God on the Streets: Spirituality, Social Engagement and Christian Authenticity Wednesday 8 March at 7.30pm, £7.50 (free for Sarum students) Talk and book launch with Dr Gillian Ahlgren exploring the intersection of spirituality and social justice, past and present.
Postgraduate Study Taster Day
Postgraduate Study Taster Day
Saturday 11 March, 10am to 3pm, free and open to all
A chance to sample teaching sessions, have informal discussions with programme leaders and tutors, and get a sense about what learning at Sarum College is all about.
Here’s Looking at You: The Art of Interrogation
Here’s Looking at You: The Art of Interrogation
Tuesday 14 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Engage with the work of Van Gogh, Turner and other more modern artists to explore fundamental questions about humanity and our sense of place in the world.
Christian Faith and Ethical Living
Christian Faith and Ethical Living
Saturday 18 March, 9.30am to 6pm, £50
Explore Christian-specific and non-Christian-specific responses to the moral issues of the 21st century.
Christian Faith and Ethical Living
Renaissance: Re-finding Ourselves in Ministry
Begins Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 March, £540
The second half of life opens up a unique range of opportunities. Explore the shape of life and work as we grow older in this two-part residential programme.
Thirsting for Water
Thirsting for Water
Monday 20 March at 4pm, free and open to all
Illustrated talk and book launch with Nicholas and Mary Grey, founders of the charity Wells for India, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Reading Scripture Together: The Binding of Isaac
Reading Scripture Together: The Binding of Isaac
Thursday 23 March, 10am to 4pm, £50
Only 19 verses in the bible, yet the interpretations of Abraham's near sacrifice of Isaac have filled many books. We'll re-read the story in detail and be inspired by many interpreters through the ages both in the written word and in art.
Lunchtime Concert: Clare Deniz and Alan Brown 
Lunchtime Concert: Clare Deniz and Alan Brown 
Friday 24 March at 12.45pm, £11
Programme includes cello and piano duos by Beethoven, Dvořák and Bridge.
Re-imagining Church in a Changing Culture
Re-imagining Church in a Changing Culture
Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March, N £300; R £460
Go beyond the headlines about the continuing decline in church membership to critique the contemporary church using both theological and sociological tools. Open to those not seeking a postgraduate degree.
Art, Belief and Spirituality
Art, Belief and Spirituality
Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March, N £300; R £460
Examine the relationship between Christian Spirituality and art from historical, cultural and theological perspectives. Open to those not seeking a postgraduate degree.
Biblical Study Break: Resurrection
Biblical Study Break: Resurrection
Monday 3 to Thursday 6 April, N £225; R £380
With reference to the classic scriptural texts and historical and contemporary debates, this course will examine current interpretations of the resurrection with a view to the shaping of a resurrection theology appropriate for today.
Holy Week at Sarum - Through the Eye of the Cross: Vision Renewed
Holy Week at Sarum - Through the Eye of the Cross: Vision Renewed Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April
Days led by Alan and Clare Amos which can be taken as individual days of reflection or form part of a longer Holy Week retreat.
2017 Sarum Lectures with Dr Jane Shaw – Origins of Spirituality: The Forgotten Anglican Innovators
2017 Sarum Lectures with Dr Jane Shaw – Origins of Spirituality: The Forgotten Anglican Innovators
Series of four evening lectures in Salisbury Cathedral on 25 April, 27 April, 2 May and 4 May with an accompanying seminar on 5 May. Tickets are on sale now at £8 per lecture or £27 for the series of four. The seminar is £12.

Looking Ahead

Whatever Happened to Sin in Contemporary Culture? Thursday 4 May
Whatever Happened to Sin in Contemporary Culture?
The Roots of Faith: Titular Churches in Rome Thursday 11 May
The Roots of Faith: Titular Churches in Rome
Poetry Writing Workshop: Living the Risen Life Saturday 6 May
Poetry Writing Workshop: Living the Risen Life
The First Cathedral at Salisbury with Prof John Harper Monday 15 May
The First Cathedral at Salisbury with Prof John Harper
Interrelations: Spirituality and Theology Monday 8 May
Interrelations: Spirituality and Theology
View details of all forthcoming courses and events at Sarum College
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