Lent Lectures 2018 - Winchester
Bishop of Winchester’s Lent Lectures, 2018
Tuesday 6 March, 2018 – Christ Church Winchester
This year’s speaker is Nick Spencer, Director of Research for Theos, the leading Christian Think Tank.Nick will be speaking on The Common Good, looking at how Anglicans understand this concept, and how we might contribute to the common good.
For the first time this year, we will be offering two sessions, the previous pattern of daytime lectures, including lunch, and a new separate evening session, organised for those unable to attend during the day.You can choose which you would rather attend.
The lectures will be held at Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester SO23 9SR.
Daytime Session, 9.30am - 3.45pm, Cost £10 (including lunch and refreshments)
The Common Good: An Anglican understanding
“The Common Good” is now a well-used – some might say well-worn – phrase. It is not, however, always clear how it is used or what it means. In the first of two lectures, Nick Spencer excavates the idea, explores how it is used today and then examines how it fits into the tradition of Anglican Social Thought and whether that tradition has anything particular to say to the idea today.
The Common Good: how we can make our contribution
“The Common Good” is not simply a nice idea – it demands a response. But what might that look like and, in particular, what might an Anglican contribution to the Common Good look like? Building on the earlier lecture looking at an Anglican understanding of the Common Good, and on Theos’ research programme over the last ten years, Nick Spencer explores what an Anglican contribution to the Common Good might look like.
Evening Session, 7-9pm, Cost £5 (including refreshments)
The Common Good: An Anglican understanding and our contribution—lecture and discussion
“The Common Good” is now a well-used – some might say well-worn – phrase. It is not, however, always clear how it is used or what it means. Nick Spencer excavates the idea, explores how it is used today and then examines how it fits into the tradition of Anglican Social Thought, whether that tradition has anything particular to say to the idea today and what an Anglican contribution to the Common Good might look like.
Nick Spencer is Director of Research for Theos, a Christian think tank that examines the past, present and future of Christianity in society through research, commentary and events. He is the author of numerous books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014).Outside of Theos, he is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society of Science and Religion.
Tickets and full programme information are now available through this link. The deadline for booking is 28th February. Please remember to bring your ticket along with you to the event.