Woodroffe Society Archive

 

Trinity Term 2014

The Society Dinner is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 pm on 27th May (fifth week) in the Provost’s Lodgings for a formal dinner (£16 charge to battels). The speaker is Sir Jonathan Evans, former head of MI5, who will be speaking on ‘Domestic Security: An ethical approach’. If you would like to come to this event, and for details of the speaker, please contact the Chaplain.

Hilary Term 2014

The Society Dinner is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 pm on Tuesday 18th February (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£10 charge to battels). The speaker is Rev’d Dr. Michael Lloyd, the New Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, who has written on the problem of evil. He will be speaking on ‘Terrorism, Tetanus and Tornadoes – Why?’ If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Michaelmas Term 2013

The Society Dinner is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss ethical, social and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 12th November (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£16 charge to battels). The speaker is the acclaimed actor Robert Hardy CBE, star of many television series and films. He will be speaking on ‘Playing Winston Churchill’, whom he has portrayed on stage and screen. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

 Trinity Term 2013

The Society Dinner is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 pm on Wednesday 29th May (sixth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£16 charge to battels). The speaker is Alistair Dutton, Humanitarian Director at Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of 165 Catholic organisations working in humanitarian emergencies and international development. He will be speaking about the particular challenges facing aid agencies today. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

 Michaelmas Term 2012

The Society Dinner is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 6th November (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£16 charge to battels). The speaker is Gary Lachman, former member of the rock band Blondie and author of many books on consciousness, culture and the Western inner tradition. He will be giving a talk on William Blake entitled, ‘Blake and the Hermetic Tradition’. If you would like to come then please contact the Chaplain.

Trinity Term 2012

The Society Dinner is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 pm on Tuesday 22nd May (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£16 charge to battels). The speaker is Prof. Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Hilary Term 2012

This term the society meets at 7 pm on Tuesday 14th February (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£16 charge to battels). The speaker is John Hedley Brooke, formerly Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, who will be speaking on ‘Demythologising Oxford’s “Great Debate”: Wilberforce and Huxley on Human Ancestry’. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Michaelmas Term 2011

The Society Dinner is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 8th November (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£16 charge to battels). The speaker is the eminent philosopher, Roger Scruton, who will be giving a talk entitled ‘On Failing to be an Atheist: Thoughts on Music and God’. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Hilary Term 2009

This term the society meets at 7 pm on Tuesday 17th February (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner. The speaker is Fr. John Moffatt, sj, Roman Catholic Chaplain to the University, who will be speaking on ‘Can there be absolute morality in a relativist society?’. All Welcome

Trinity Term 2008

The Society is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 pm on Tuesday 20th May (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£5 charge to battles). The speaker is Professor Marilyn MacCord Adams, Regius Professor of Divinity, who will be speaking on ‘What did God think by making us in a world like this?’ If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Hilary Term 2008

The Society is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 pm on Tuesday 12th February (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£5 charge to battles). The speaker is Alistair Dutton, Head of the Humanitarian Support and Response Unit for Christian Aid, who will be speaking on ‘Can we make poverty history or will the poor always be with us’. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Michaelmas Term 2007

The Society is open to all members of College and provides a forum to discuss moral, ethical and religious issues. This term the society meets at 7 pm on Tuesday 6th November (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£5 charge to battles). The speaker is Sister Frances Dominica, nun and founder of Helen and Douglas House Hospice for Children, who will be speaking on ‘Is there such a thing as a good death’. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Trinity Term 2007

This term the society meets at 7 pm on Monday 21st May (fifth week) in the Linbury Building for a formal dinner (£5 charge to battles). The speaker is Rev’d Hugh Rayment Pickhard, vicar of St. Clement and St James, west London, who will be speaking on ‘The Devil’s Account: Philip Pulman and Christianity’. If you would like to come to this event then please contact the Chaplain.

Hilary Term 2007

The programme for the coming term is:

2nd Week (22nd January):
‘Who do we think we are?’
Anglicanism: history and identity with Hannah Cleugh.

4th Week (5th February):
Reflecting on the Mission: “Jesus Christ – Suffering and Glory”.

6th Week (20th February):
The Angers Tapestry: a 14th Century walking tour of the Apocalypse with Natasha O’Hear in Lecture Room B.

Michaelmas Term 2006

The programme for this coming term is:

2nd Week (16th October):
The Iconography of the Chapel with The Chaplain in the Chapel.

4th Week (1st November):
Corporate Communion for All Saints at 6.15 p.m. in the Chapel.

6th Week (13th November):
Psalm 8 through the Centuries with Dr. Susan Gillingham in Lecture Room B.

Trinity Term 2006

The programme for this coming term is:

2nd Week
(1st May): Dean John Colet of St Paul’s: Humanism and Reform in Early Tudor England with Dr. Jonathan Arnold.

4th Week
(15th May): Discussion: Is relativism the new religion?

6th Week
(29th May): Film night: ‘Spring, summer, autumn, winter…. spring’ – a Korean film about a Bhuddist monk and his boy apprentice in Lecture room B at 8pm.

Hilary Term 2006

2nd Week
(23rd January): Christian Unity: will the church ever be one? with Fr. Jeremy Fairhead, Roman Catholic Chaplain to the University.

4th Week
(6th February): Discussion: Are the Chronicles of Narnia a Christian Allegory?

6th Week
(20th February): Icons from Byzantium with Ben Drury

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