The 2013 Programme
The full Programme Brochure is now available.
In addition to the Inaugural Lecture in nearby St Giles' Church on the opening Sunday, each week has a separate programme comprising 19 one hour sessions. In both weeks the two main courses cover Old and New Testament topics and consist of four lectures, three related 'Readings' in which exegetical and translation issues are discussed; and a concluding question and answer session. There is also a separate supplementary series of three lectures. Optional daily language classes in biblical Greek or Hebrew are available.
The programme provides participants with plenty of time at the weekend and during the early afternoon to explore the attractions of Oxford and the surrounding countryside, or engage in quiet private study at St Anne's College. Short services of prayer are held in the morning and evening for those who wish to attend them. The lecturers are all invited apart from consideration of their particular religious or denominational standpoint.
|Inaugural Address (at St Giles' Church)||Sunday 28th July, 5pm|
|Biblical Studies in British Higher Education||Professor Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford|
|Courses for Week 1 (at St Anne's College)||July 27th to August 2nd|
|Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient World||Dr Lena Tiemeyer, Senior Lecturer, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen|
|The Book of Revelation||Dr Ian Boxall, Senior Tutor, St Stephen's House, University of Oxford|
|Meaning in Stones: the Contribution of Inscriptions to our Understanding of the Early Christian World (3 lectures)||Professor Charlotte Roueché, Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King's College London|
|Courses for Week 2 (at St Anne's College)||August 3rd to 10th|
|Leviticus: a Tract for our Times||Professor John Rogerson, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield|
|New Testament and the Environment: a Hermeneutical Ethical Challenge||Professor David Horrell, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter|
|St Paul: his Understanding of the Church as God's Holy People (3 lectures)||Professor Morna Hooker, The Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge|
|Download a copy of the Programme Brochure|