January & February Courses and Events Newsletter from Sarum College
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January & February 2015   |   01722 424800   |

Magna Carta Lectures

Magna Carta Lectures
Series of lectures in association with Salisbury Cathedral, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and its resonance for today.
Renewal and Reform: Archbishop Langton in a Circle of New Ideas
Fri 20 February with Lesley Smith. Optional seminar on Sat 21 February.

Magna Carta and Human Rights
Tues 12 March with Dominic Grieve MP

Magna Carta and the Common People
Fri 24 April with Chris Dyer. Optional seminar on Sat 25 April.

Magna Carta's American Adventure
Sun 7 June with Dick Howard
Magna Carta as an Icon
Fri 6 March with Neil MacGregor

Magna Carta: Charter for our Times or Antiquarian Icon?
Fri 27 March with Robin Griffith-Jones. Optional seminar on Sat 28 March.

Magna Carta: The Salisbury Connection
Fri 15 May with Nicholas Vincent. Optional seminar on Sat 16 May.

Magna Carta and the Law
Tues 18 June with Lord Igor Judge

Christian Spirituality

The Nature of Contemporary Spirituality
The Nature of Contemporary Spirituality
An introduction to the nature of Spirituality in the Christian tradition from the nineteenth century to the present day. Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January
St John of the Cross: Prayer as Poetry
St John of the Cross: Prayer as Poetry
A weekend to explore some of the spiritual wisdom of John of the Cross through his poetry and writings. Friday 30 January to Sunday 1 February
New Horizons in Christian Spirituality
New Horizons in Christian Spirituality
Explore new perspectives in spirituality and Christian faith and how these can be integrated into our daily life and practice. Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 March
From Freedom to Justice: Lenten Retreat
From Freedom to Justice: Lenten Retreat
In this 800th anniversary year of the Magna Carta, this Lenten retreat takes the theme of our inner freedom and how this informs our relationship to social justice. Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 March

Liturgy and Worship

The Passion According to J.S. Bach
The Passion According to J.S. Bach
A day on how the two surviving Passions by J.S. Bach may convey the meaning of Christ’s Passion to contemporary audiences. Thursday 5 March

Leadership and Ministry

Reflective Practice
Reflective Practice
A methodological and hermeneutical study of how reflective practice can underpin and challenge an understanding of leadership. Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January

The Arts

The Character of Parish Churches
The Character of Parish Churches
Fully illustrated series of six evening lectures on the ways our parish churches have developed architecturally. Begins Thursday 22 January
Lunchtime Concert: Frida Backman and Lynda Smith
Lunchtime Concert 
Frida Backman (violin) and Lynda Smith (piano). Programme includes Copland and Sibelius, marking 150 years since the birth of Sibelius. Friday 30 January
Lunchtime Concert: Ragtime Revisited
Lunchtime Concert
Ragtime revisited with Mike Denham. Programme includes classic ragtime composed by some of Scott Joplin’s contemporaries. Friday 27 February

Theology and Culture

Theology Quest and Questions
Theology Quest and Questions
This spring term explores issues raised by the impact of Jesus of Nazareth on human life. Begins Tuesday 13 January at 7pm, £5 on the door. See all forthcoming sessions »
The Book of Judges: Exploring its Meanings
The Book of Judges: Exploring its Meanings
Study break exploring the 'problematic book'. Is it ‘preached history’? Indeed, is it history at all? Or was it intended to convey other, more esoteric meanings? Monday 2 to Thursday 5 February
Text, Interpretation and Imagination
Text, Interpretation and Imagination
Explore the images, stories, myths and teachings of the Bible that have served as a foundation for the Western cultural imagination. Monday 23 to Thursday 26 February

Bookshop Events

Poetry Reading and Book Launch with Malcolm Guite
Poetry Reading & Book Launch with Malcolm Guite
Malcolm Guite will be in Sarum College on Friday 6 February at 7pm for a poetry reading and book launch. Malcolm is the Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge. He writes about the interface between theology and the arts, more specifically theology and literature.
Tickets are £3 and include a glass of wine and 10% off any book purchases. Telephone 01722 326899 or email for details.
Sarum College Library will be closed from Monday 2 February to Friday 20 February whilst we carry out an extensive refurbishment. More information »

Looking Ahead...

•  The Literature of World War One Since 1918  Begins Mon 2 March
•  The Passion and Resurrection in Mark  Tues 17 March
•  Postgraduate Study Taster Day  Sat 21 March
•  Cookham Stations of the Cross  Tues 26 March
•  Holy Week at Sarum: The Stones Cry Out  Mon 30 March to Thurs 2 April
•  Day of Spiritual Reflection: God’s Hospitality  Fri 17 April
•  A Day With Julian of Norwich on Sin and Suffering  Sat 18 April
•  Mission, Megatrends & the Future of the Church  Thurs 23 to Sat 25 April
•  Contemplation Through Photography  Sat 16 to Sun 17 May
•  Sarum Summer School in Delaware  Mon 22 to Thurs 25 June

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