On Monday 10th November we were delighted to welcome over one hundred delegates to ‘Reclaiming the Public Space: Archbishop William Temple 70th Anniversary Conference’ at the People’s History Museum, Manchester.
This very special day, nearly a year in the planning, was an opportunity to publically re-launch the re-branded William Temple Foundation, as well as to reflect on the enduring legacy of our namesake.
Director of Research Chris Baker has written his reflections of the event: Seeing from a different perspective, and being at the heart of things.
Thank you to everyone who made the event such an engaging, lively and successful day.
Here are a few highlights…
Opening lecture: Raymond Plant ‘William Temple’s Relevance in the 21st Century’.
Keynote lecture: Craig Calhoun ‘Religion, Government and the Public Good’.
Panel debate ‘What role for religion in public life in contemporary Britain?’
Book launch ‘Challenging Religious Studies: The Wealth, Wellbeing and Inequalities of Nations’ by John Atherton.
More videos from the conference are coming soon and can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
It wasn’t just the speakers who had a lot to say; here are some of our favourite tweets from the event: