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Celebrating A Successful Conference #Temple70

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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.

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It wasn’t just the speakers who had a lot to say; here are some of our favourite tweets from the event:

Tweets #Temple70

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