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Bible Talks


Bible Talk Lecture Series: Spring 2019

In the Cloister Room | 1.10pm until 2.00pm

There is no charge for attending the Bible Talks, although donations towards the work of Education in the cathedral are encouraged.

The spring series of talks marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875) who was appointed as a Residentiary Canon of Chester Cathedral in 1869, 150 years ago.  The Cathedral Library exhibition for 2019 is all about Charles Kingsley and his many contributions to national and local debates.  Visits will be possible after most of the talks or at other times by arrangement.

Wednesday 20 February
The Two Books: Kingsley on Genesis and Darwin – Professor George Brooke (University of Manchester; University of Chester)

Wednesday 27 February
Christian Socialism and the Kingdom of God – Professor Philip Alexander (University of Manchester)

Wednesday 6 March
Sermons for the Times: Kingsley as Preacher – Ven. Dr Michael Gilbertson (Diocese of Chester)

Wednesday 20 March
Morality and the story of the early church: Kingsley as historical novelist and professor of history – Professor William Horbury (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday 27 March
Meeting: Mrs Doasyouwouldbedone: Kingsley’s Water Babies and the Gospel of Christ – Professor Loveday Alexander (University of Sheffield)

Wednesday 3 April
Sex, class and disability: why we can’t read the Bible quite like Charles Kingsley – Dr Robert Evans (University of Chester)

To be added to the Bible Talk mailing list, contact Helen Barber: Education Officer | (01244) 500957 |