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Past Events

Annual Lecture 2017: Engaging a Politics of Hope – Economics, Belief and the Environment | Jonathan Bartley
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London | 7pm-8.30pm

Green Party co-leader and founder of the Ekklesia think tank Jonathan Bartley delivered the William Temple Foundation Annual Lecture in 2017. On the day the autumn budget was announced, Jonathan’s lecture considered new forms of politics and economics, ideas of stewardship and creation in relation to the environment and other policy areas, and how religion and belief inhabits the current public political landscape. You can watch the video of Jonathan’s lecture and also download a transcript here.

Book Launch: Theology and New Materialism – Spaces of Faithful Dissent | Dr John Reader
Wednesday 14th June 2017
Danson Room, Trinity College, Oxford | 3pm – 5pm

Associate Research Fellow Dr John Reader launches his new book Theology and New Materialism: Spaces of Faithful Dissent. With support from the William Temple Foundation, a panel presentation and debate will be accompanied by light refreshments in the Danson Room at Trinity College, Oxford.

Malvern 2017: Faith, Belief and Nation-building
Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd June 2017
St George’s House, Windsor

A major consultation involving global thinkers from across all sectors of public life and belief traditions, as well as grassroots practitioners and activists, was hosted at St George’s House, Windsor.  The consultation, devised and instigated by the William Temple foundation, University of Chester, University of Worcester, Saltley Trust, University of Warwick, and the University of Birmingham, aims to curate a deep and strategic conversation about nation building and the role of institutional faiths and belief (both religious and nonreligious) in that task.

Annual Lecture 2016: Gender and Sustainable Transformation | Bishop Libby Lane
26th October 2016
Christ Church, Oxford

This year’s annual lecture was hosted at Christ Church, Oxford and delivered by Bishop Libby Lane. Bishop Libby spoke to a 60-strong audience on the theme of gender and sustainable transformation, followed by a lively question and answer session.

Annual Lecture 2015: We can all be Catalysts for Change | Dr. John Sentamu
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Leeds Civic Hall

In March 2015 Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, presented the inaugural William Temple Foundation annual lecture to a 130-strong audience at Leeds Civic Hall.

70th Anniversary of Archbishop William Temple: ‘Reclaiming the Public Space’
Monday 10th November 2014
People’s History Museum, Manchester

In November 2014 we commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Archbishop William Temple with  ‘Reclaiming the Public Space’ at the People’s History Museum, Manchester.

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