February & March Courses and Events Newsletter from Sarum College
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February & March 2015   |   01722 424800   |
The merger of Sarum College and the former Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme (STETS) became official on 1 February 2015, heralding a new era of excellence in theological education and reflection. Read more »
2015 Magna Carta Lectures

Christian Spirituality

Pilgrimage: A Spiritual Journey
Pilgrimage: A Spiritual Journey
A day offering a unique opportunity to walk a labyrinth within Salisbury Cathedral and reflect on how pilgrimage in all its forms can enhance spiritual practice today. Saturday 7 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
Western Christian Mysticism
Western Christian Mysticism
Explore the riches of Western Christian mystical tradition including the foundations of the tradition and the English, Rhineland and Spanish Mystics. Monday 9 to Thursday 12 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
Cookham Stations of the Cross
Cookham Stations of the Cross
Day trip to Cookham, beloved inspiration of 20th century painter Stanley Spencer, to view the annual outdoor installation of the Stations of the Cross. Thursday 26 March
Holy Week at Sarum 2015
Holy Week at Sarum 2015: The Stones Cry Out
Guided days of reflection with Pat Clegg. These days may form the basis of a retreat or can be taken as individual days of personal reflection. Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April

Liturgy and Worship

Christian Initiation
Christian Initiation
Examine key historical periods which provide a context for contemporary rites and the theologies which lie behind them. Monday 9 to Thursday 12 March
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

The Arts

The Literature of World War One Since 1918
The Literature of World War One Since 1918
The years following 1918 witnessed many publications relating to the war. This series of five evening lectures will focus on a range of them. Begins Monday 2 March
Lunchtime Concert: Ragtime Revisited
Ragtime revisited with Mike Denham
Programme includes classic ragtime composed by some of Scott Joplin’s contemporaries. Friday 27 February
Lunchtime Concert
Sophie Gallagher (soprano) and Laura Ayoub (piano/violin)
Programme includes vocal works linked with World War One – Holst, Poulenc, Bridge and Shoenberg. Friday 27 March

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. Sessions every Tuesday evening until 17 March, £5 on the door. See all forthcoming sessions »
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
The Passion and Resurrection in Mark
The Passion and Resurrection in Mark
What does Mark want to say about his Jesus? How does he set about saying it? And how would the viewing and listening audience have heard it? Tuesday 17 March

Bookshop & Library

Poetry Reading and Book Launch with Malcolm Guite
An Evening with Malcolm Guite
Join us Friday 6 February at 7pm for a poetry reading and book launch. Tickets are £3 and include a glass of wine and 10% off book purchases. Phone 01722 326899 or email for tickets.
Book Launch with Professor Mary Grey
Friday 6 March at 5.30pm. She will address the question, ‘Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?' Free and open to all.
Learning to Walk in the Dark: An Evening with Barbara Brown Taylor
Monday 6 July from 6.30pm. Tickets £5, available from Sarum College Bookshop.
Sarum College Library is now closed until Friday 20 February while we carry out extensive refurbishment. More information »

Looking Ahead...

•  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
•  Biblical Study Break: The Bible and Christian Ethics  Mon 27 to Thurs 30 April
•  The Roots of Faith: Titular Churches in Rome  Thurs 30 April
•  Medieval Wall Painting: Salisbury, Wiltshire and Beyond  Fri 8 to Sun 10 May
•  Contemplation Through Photography  Sat 16 to Sun 17 May
•  Religion and Spirituality in Pre-Raphaelite Art  Fri 5 to Sun 7 June
•  Sarum Summer School in Delaware  Mon 22 to Thurs 25 June
•  New Testament Greek in a Week  Mon 27 July to Sat 1 August

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