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Alison Milbank to deliver 2020 Henson Lecture on the Church in politics

(16 December 2019)

This year’s Hensley Henson Lecture on the Church in Politics takes place on 11 March 2020, at 18:15 in Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral.

The Rev'd Canon Professor Alison Grant Milbank, Professor of Theology and Literature at the University of Nottingham, asks ‘Can the Church Contribute to a Post-Brexit Britain?’ and revisits the Malvern Conference of 1941.

All are welcome to the lecture, and no advanced booking is required.

The annual Hensley Henson lecture commemorates one of the most outspoken and politically active bishops in the modern Church. Henson was Bishop of Durham between 1920 and 1939 and a well-known figure both locally and nationally.

The lecture series is designed to consider the Church’s scope for political intervention within a Church-State establishment and in a society characterised by religious diversity and increasing secularisation.

The series is a collaborative venture between the Departments of History, Theology, and Politics at the University, and Durham Cathedral.

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