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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies

Northern Rising 1569 Anniversary Conference

From Rebellion to Reconciliation: Anglican-Catholic Relations from 1569 to the Present - Regional, National, and International Perspectives

17-19 September 2019 at St Chad’s College and Ushaw College, Durham, UK


2019 marks the 450th anniversary of the Northern Rebellion (or Rising of the Northern Earls), an event tied to the excommunication of Queen Elizabeth I by Pope Pius V in 1570, and arguably the decisive rupture between the Church of England and the Catholic Church in communion with the Bishop of Rome. The city, cathedral and county of Durham was at the centre of the uprising of 1569. However, in recent decades Durham has become associated with dialogue and collaboration between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church, a cause strongly identified with Archbishop Michael Ramsey, Bishop of Durham from 1952 to 1956.

To mark the 450th anniversary of the Rising, we are organising a three-day, multi-disciplinary international conference to consider and review all aspects of Anglican-Catholic relations in the four and a half centuries since 1569, and the direction of this relationship in the twenty-first century.

The conference is organised by Durham University’s Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies and its Centre for Catholic Studies, in collaboration with Durham Cathedral, Ushaw College and Palace Green Library, and with support from The Tablet.

Left: Image reproduced by permission of Durham University Library.

  • The Revd Prof. Paul Avis (Durham University and the University of Exeter)
  • Dr Julie Clague (University of Glasgow)
  • Prof. Eamon Duffy (Emeritus, University of Cambridge)
  • The Revd Prof. Paul Fiddes (Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford)
  • Dr Theodora Hawksley, CJ
  • Prof. Paul D. Murray (Durham University)
  • The Revd Prof. Oliver O’Donovan (Emeritus, University of Edinburgh)
  • The Revd Canon Dr Peter Sedgwick (ARCIC III)
  • The Revd Dr Gabrielle Thomas (Durham University)
  • Sr Prof. Susan Wood, SCL (Marquette University)

Draft programme

Short papers of no more than 20 minutes are warmly invited on all aspects of Anglican–Catholic relations. These may focus on regional, national and global issues, and/or on theological, ecclesiological, liturgical, historical, political, cultural, ethical and humanitarian themes. Potential speakers should submit a 250-word abstract of their papers, and a one-page CV, to admin.cas@durham.ac.uk by 30 June 2019.

A limited number of non-residential bursaries will be available for postgraduate students presenting papers. For full details, including how to apply, please see the bursary application form. Deadline for postgraduate bursary applications: 30 June 2019.

Package A

Standard rate - to include conference fee, refreshments, and conference catering (inc. 3 lunches and 2 conference dinners)

£187

Package B

Student rate – to include conference fee, refreshments, and conference catering (inc. 3 lunches and 2 conference dinners)

£157

Package C

Standard rate - to include conference fee and refreshments only (no meals included)

£65.50

Package D

Student rate - to include conference fee and refreshments only (no meals included)

£43.50

Package E

Durham University students and Durham University staff – conference registration (includes refreshments but no meals)

FREE

Package F

Durham University students – conference registration (free) AND conference catering (inc. 3 lunches and 2 conference dinners)

£121.50

Package G

Durham University staff – conference registration (free) AND conference catering (inc. 3 lunches and 2 conference dinners) (includes VAT)

£145.80


The following are available to book as part of the registration process:

  • Accommodation at St Chad's college @ £45 per night.
  • Complimentary transport between Durham City and Ushaw College on Day 2 of the conference, Wednesday 18 September.
  • A tour of Durham Cathedral and the Cathedral Library, and a visit to the Open Treasures Exhibition at 2pm on Thursday 18 September after the close of the conference. The tour will last approximately 2-2.5 hours and include: a guided tour of the Cathedral (1 hour), a visit to the Cathedral Library (30 minutes), and a visit to Open Treasure (45-60 minutes). £15 per person.

Registration deadline: Friday 16 August 2019.

Register for this conference

Paper proposals and applications for postgraduate bursaries should be sent to the Centre for Anglican Studies at admin.cas@durham.ac.uk.

If you have any queries about registration etc., please do not hesitate to contact the Centre for Catholic Studies at ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk.