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October & November Courses & Events Newsletter from Sarum College
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Sarum College Courses & Events Newsletter
October & November 2015  |  01722 424800  |  courses@sarum.ac.uk

Christian Spirituality

Day of Spiritual Reflection
Day of Spiritual Reflection
The changing sights and sounds of autumn provide the backdrop for this day of reflection. Friday 16 October
Stanley Spencer’s Memorial Chapel at Burghclere
Stanley Spencer’s Memorial Chapel at Burghclere
A day trip to Burghclere, Hampshire to see Spencer’s extraordinary visionary murals that memorialise the lives and the dead of World War One. Monday 26 October
Julian of Norwich
A Day with Julian of Norwich
An introduction to the theology and spirituality of the Mystic Julian of Norwich, perhaps England’s first female theologian. Wednesday 4 November
Writing Like a Woman: In Search of Feminist Theological Poetics
Writing Like a Woman: In Search of Feminist Theological Poetics
What role might poetry and creative writing play in the spiritual lives and ministry of women as they seek to claim and use their own distinctive gifts? Friday 13 to Sunday 15 November
Sexuality and Spirituality
Sexuality and Spirituality
An academic examination of the interface between sexuality and spirituality considering the historical, theological and psychological context. Monday 16 to Thursday 19 November

Theology and Culture

2015 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Troubling Context: Christian Witness in Canada
2015 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Troubling Context: Christian Witness in Canada
Richard Topping, principal of Vancouver School of Theology, explores the challenges facing Christian witness in Canada. Saturday 10 October at 5pm. Lecture is free, advance booking required.
Theology and Human Culture
Theology and Human Culture
Explore the relationship between theology and culture through creative and critical perspectives. Monday 12 to Thursday 15 October
Theology Quest and Questions
Theology Quest and Questions
The four Gospels are our main sources for the recovery of what may be known about Jesus. They are also, in their different ways, an eloquent testimony to his impact and enduring influence. As such, there is more to them than meets the eye.
•  The Gospel of Mark: A Story of Belief and Bafflement Tues 13 & 20 Oct
•  The Gospel of Matthew: Christian Judaism or Christianity? Tues 27 Oct & 3 Nov
•  The Gospel of Luke: The Story of a Radical Conservative Tues 10 & 17 Nov
•  The Gospel of John: The Story of a Visiting Stranger Tues 24 Nov & 1 Dec
The Gospel of Luke the Physician
The Gospel of Luke the Physician
Biblical Study Break with Loveday Alexander exploring the structure and wider themes of the Gospel as a foundation document that both records and shapes the emergence of Christianity. Monday 2 to Thursday 5 November

Leadership and Ministry

Renaissance Ministry
Renaissance Ministry
This two-part programme is ideal if you have been in stipendiary parochial ministry for a number of years and are beginning to think about how to shape your ministry for the next phase. Begins Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December
MODEM Leadership Conference 2015 - Faith in the Future: Organization, Power and Trust
MODEM Leadership Conference 2015 - Faith in the Future: Organization, Power and Trust
This conference brings together experts from the fields of leadership, management and ministry for stimulating conversations between church and business communities. Thursday 3 to Friday 4 December

Liturgy and Worship

Approaches to Liturgical Studies
Approaches to Liturgical Studies
An introduction to the sources and methods used by liturgical scholars in the evaluation of liturgical history and contemporary worship events. Monday 12 to Thursday 15 October
The Taizé Community: A Symposium at Sarum
The Taizé Community: A Symposium at Sarum
This year marks the 75th year since the founding of the Taizé community in 1940 and the centenary anniversary of the birth of its founder, Brother Roger. This symposium is open to all and is designed as a forum for exchange, questioning and debate. Friday 30 to Saturday 31 October

Ministry & Mission Study Days

These study days offer an opportunity to sit alongside our ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates to share in their undergraduate learning. Ideal as a refresher, to stimulate new thinking, or to get a flavour of ordained and lay training at Sarum College.
Mission & Evangelism: Considering the Church’s Participation in the Mission of God
Saturday 10 October
Ecclesiology: Developing Biblical, Theological & Practical Understanding of the Church Saturday 24 October

The Arts

The Making of Christian England: Then and Now?
The Making of Christian England: Then and Now?
Series of three Thursday evening lectures examining readings in Christian formation and devotion in Anglo Saxon and medieval England. Begins Thursday 8 October
Landscapes and Literature
Landscapes and Literature
Series of four evening lectures with John Cox and Adrian Cook exploring the links from c.1800 between aspects of English literature and landscapes. Begins Monday 2 November
Lunchtime Concert with Catherine Lee and Joseph Warwick
Lunchtime Concert
Lunchtime concert with Catherine Lee (cello) and Joseph Warwick (guitar). Programme includes Piazzolla, Granados, Albéniz, de Falla and Gnattali. Friday 6 November
How Like an Angel: Responses to Thomas Traherne
How Like an Angel: Responses to Thomas Traherne
Like George Herbert, Thomas Traherne was a poet of the spiritual affections. Like RS Thomas, his was a voice from the edge. We will hear a range of perspectives on this seventeenth-century poet, mystic and Anglican priest. Saturday 14 November

Bookshop & Library

Book Launch with Beth Dodd
Book Launch with Beth Dodd
Beth Dodd, Programme Leader for Postgraduate Common Awards at Sarum College will be launching her new book, Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne’s Poetic Theology on Friday 9 October at 4.30pm. Free, all welcome.
Malcolm Guite
Poetry Reading with Malcolm Guite
By popular demand, another chance to attend a poetry reading with poet, musician and theologian Malcolm Guite. Friday 23 October at 4pm. Tickets £5 from Sarum College Bookshop
Michele Guinness
Book Launch with Michele Guinness
Broadcaster and writer Michele Guinness will be in Sarum College to talk about her fascinating book Archbishop: A NovelThursday 12 November at 6.30pm. Tickets £3 from Sarum College Bookshop

Looking Ahead

•  Lunchtime Concert: Jane Gilbert & Elizabeth Mucha Fri 4 December
•  Liturgy and Mission Mon 7 to Thurs 10 December
•  Text, Interpretation and Imagination Mon 7 to Thurs 10 December
•  Advent Retreat Fri 11 to Sun 13 December
•  Navigating Change and Transitions in Life Fri 8 to Mon 11 January
•  Mindfulness and Contemplative Prayer Fri 22 to Sun 24 January
Salisbury Art Trail at Sarum College

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