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Forthcoming events in centre’s 2019/20 public programme POSTPONED

The remaining events in the public programme for the 2019/20 academic year have been postponed.

We hope to reschedule events originally planned for the spring and summer. Please check here for updates in due course.

(20 Mar 2020)

Scott Holland Symposium POSTPONED

The Scott Holland Symposium, originally scheduled for Saturday 4 April 2020, has been postponed.

It is now planned for Saturday 5 September 2020 - please check here for further updates in due course.

(13 Mar 2020)

Text and images from Vann Lecture and Dinner 2019 available for download

On 12 November 2019, Durham University hosted a private dinner at Cavalry and Guards Club in London to raise funds for the Vann Fellowship.

Dr Brian Powers, the current Vann Fellow, delivered the Inaugural Vann Lecture, 'Hope in the Wound: Resurrection and Moral Injury'. The full text can be downloaded here.

To mark the centenary of the First World War, Durham University is aspiring to raise £1.2 million to endow the Vann Fellowship, a unique three-year postdoctoral fellowship dedicated to the study of the relationship between Christianity and the armed forces - in the past, in the present, and into the future.

The inaugural Vann Fellow, Dr Brian Powers, took up his post in the autumn of 2018 to mark the end of the First World War centenary commemorations.

An image gallery from the lecture and dinner can be viewed here.

(13 Dec 2019)

Draft notes of Sarah Rowland Jones ACO seminar now online

On 27 November 2019, The Very Revd Dr Sarah Rowland Jones LVO OBE (Dean of St Davids) delivered the talk ‘An Anglican praxis for public engagement in troubling times – with lessons from Desmond Tutu’ in the Anglican Communion Office seminar series.

Draft notes from the seminar are now online here.

For more information about the Anglican Communion Office seminars, or this year’s programme of public events, please click here or email

(8 Dec 2019)

Programme for 2019-20 seminars, lectures, and symposia announced

The Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies series of public seminars, lectures, and symposia returns with a full programme for 2019-20.

Four annual lectures are among the highlights of the programme, alongside seminars showcasing the latest research in the field from leading scholars across the country and in Durham.

The seminar programme begins on Wednesday 16 October, with Revd Dr Philip Lockley (Diocese of Oxford) speaking on 'Metrics and the imagery of growth in the modern Church of England’.

The schedule also includes two Anglican Communion Office Seminars, focusing on topics in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

(30 Sep 2019) » More about Programme for 2019-20 seminars, lectures, and symposia announced