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The Liddon Trust holds an annual lecture on a subject of intellectual, moral, ethical or theological interest.   The lectures are usually held in May and are advertised in advance on our website.  We are privileged to welcome speakers from a wide range of traditions and specialities; their views are not necessarily those of the Society of the Faith.

2019 Liddon Lecture Thursday 23 May, 2:15 pm Douglas Room, Faith House 

The Society is please to announce the 2019 lecture will be given by Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves, parish priest and academic, and the subject of his lecture will be: Hopkins and Liddon: perfection, perversion, poetry.

After the lecture there will be an opportunity for informal discussion over a cup of tea.

Attendance at the lecture is free of charge for members of the Society and, for members of the Hopkins Society who are cordially invited.  Space is limited and admittance is by application only. Please contact us in advance if you would like to attend and we will let you know if a place is available.

Past lecturers include

2018 – Revd Barry Orford, Priest in Charge of St Dunstan in the West, Fleet Street, and former librarian of Pusey House Oxford spoke on Henry Parry Liddon: the hidden man.  Fr Orford has kindly made the text of his lecture available. Please click here – Liddon lecture – Liddon the hidden man

2017 – The Liddon Lecture was replaced by the Catholicity Symposium.

2016 – Dr Andrew Chandler spoke on ‘Bishop George Bell and the cause of Christian Unity’.

2015 – Distinguished architectural historian Dr Michael Hall spoke on  ‘Bodley,Garner,Liddon and the St Paul’s Cathedral Reredos’.

2014 –  Revd Fr George Guiver CR, spoke on ‘Light for society: the new interest in the message of monastic life’.  Fr Guiver has kindly made the text of his lecture available. Please click here Liddon lecture – Monasticism and society.

2013 – The Liddon Lecture was replaced by the Faith-Craft symposium.

2012 – Professor Dumitrascu, Professor of Theology at Oradea University, Romania.   Professor Dumitrascu has kindly made part of his lecture available.  Please click here 2012 lecture.

2011 – The Venerable John Green, former Chaplain of the Fleet on the ministry of naval chaplains and ‘perspectives from the edge’.

2010 – Vice-Principal, the Revd Canon Robert Gage, on Bishop William Walsham How, the first Bishop of Wakefield.

2009 – The Very Revd Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, on Church Schools and Academies.

2008 –Right Revd John Hind, Bishop of Chichester on developments in theological education.

2007 – Rt Hon Frank Field MP on the part played by cathedrals in contemporary society.

2006- His Honour Judge Michael Yelton, author of Anglican Papalism, on ‘Some Lost London Churches