Conferences, Study Tours, Lectures

CONFERENCES DURING 2017/2018

Each year various departments and groups within and associated with the Methodist Church hold conferences to help people engage with and think through key themes within their areas of responsibility.  Below are details of a number of these.  This is not meant to be an exhaustive listing of all such events that Methodist people might find helpful, but rather to point to those that are directly associated with the Methodist Church or which significantly assist the SRI aims of the Church.

     

 

Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 September 2017

2nd Young Methodist Scholars Conference

Cliff College

This will be the second conference bringing together those who might be described as 'Young Methodist Scholars' for 24 hours of conversation, encouragement and networking. A young Methodist scholar is likley to be 35 or under, working at doctoral or postdoctoral level. They might be ordained or lay, and could be engaged in theological research or in any other discipline. The hope is to continue to build a small community of young Methodist scholars that will be mutually supportive and perhaps benefit from some further support from the Connexion as we seek to encourage them in their research, and their contribution to scholarship and the Church. There is no cost for meals/accommodation.

If you are a young Methodist scholar, could you please contact harmerd@methodistchurch.org.uk  to register your interest. Please see HERE for the flyer.

Young Scholars Conference

Dr Hamish Leese presents a paper at the May 2017 Young Methodist Scholars Conference


7-8 December 2017 - Sarum College

What is the Church for?

Speakers include Professor Mike Houghton and Dr Graham Adams and details can be found at http://www.modemuk.org/2017-conference/

 

Thursday 19 April 2018

3rd Annual Methodist Research Conference

Rylands - Library - University of Manchester -

Please see the flyer HERE. Watch this space for further updates.

Research Conference 2017

Delegates to the 2017 Research Conference listen to the presentation of a paper 

Study Tours:

17-30 November 2017

A Pilgrimage to India: Christian Witness as a Minority Religion

Led by The Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal, this study tour will seek to reflect on life as a minority Christian community and how that might impact our life and witness in Britian. For further details email Inderjit at bhogali@methodistchurch.org.uk

 

May 2018

Evangelism Study Tour, Kilkarney, Ireland

It is hoped to bring a small group to Killarney, Ireland to look at evangelism and church planting, based on a number of newly established Methodist Churches in that area.

 

Other Events: 

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September

Defending the Faith: Religious and Secularist Apologetics in Twentieth-Century Politics

British Academy - 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London.

For more information go to www.britishacademy.ac.uk/conferences

 

Monday 9 October 2017

The 2017 Fernley Hartley Lecture

The 2017 lecture will be delivered by the Revd Dr Nicola Price-Tebbutt and will be entitled Methodism and experience: the role of personal narrative in shaping the Church's theology. It will take place at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham on Monday 9 October 2017 at 7pm. Refreshments wll be available from 6.30pm. All are very welcome to attend.

For any queries, please contact the Trust's secretary, Mark Rowland, mark.rowland@methodist.org.uk  or call 024 7622 3564. 

 

Thursday 19 October 2017

Friends of Dr William's Library Annual Lecture

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

'Thomas Cromwell's Religion Revisited'

to be delivered at St Pancras Church, Euston Road, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2BA - Open to the public without charge, but booking required.

Please email HonSecFDWL@dwlib.co.uk  or write to Friends of Dr William's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR to book a place if you wish to attend.

Dates for your Diary 2018/2019 

Methodist Studies Seminars:

The next seminars will be at the Wesley Study Centre, St John's College, Durham Unversity on Friday 8 December 2017 and at John Rylands Library in Manchester (organised by the MWRC and Cliff College) on Friday 20 April 2018.

For further details please go to http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/methodist-studies-seminars/ 

 

August 12-19, 2018

The Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies, Pembroke College, Oxford

While still a long way off, you might like to note that the British Committee is currently planning for the next OIMTS on the theme of "'Thy Grace Restore, Thy Work Revive': Revival, reform and revolution in global Methodism".
For more information please follow the link above. Please also see HERE for an invitation to the event and how to apply.

 

April 8-10, 2019

Atlanta

Answering the Call: Hearing God's Voice in Methodist Mission, Past, Present and Future.

Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church and Candler School of Theology of Emory University will co-sponsor this conference.

A call for papers is available at http://bit.ly/2rAMEQw  

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