The Vincent Strudwick Lecture is named in honor of Oxford theologian and scholar Canon Dr. Vincent Strudwick who has been a longtime professor at, and friend to, the Graduate Theological Foundation. Established in 2011 and sponsored by the GTF, the Vincent Strudwick Lecture is held annually at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. The Vincent Strudwick Lecture was established in recognition of the important scholarship and contributions of The Revd Canon Dr. Vincent Strudwick.
Canon Vincent Strudwick played an early and pivotal role in the forging of an institutional affiliation in the 1990’s between the GTF and the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. He served for many years as Director of the Department’s annual Oxford Theology Summer School. He has stated that although “emeritus
and no longer able to contribute actively, I continue to value and support the work of GTF and the opportunities it has created for those involved in ministry, am grateful to the Foundation for this annual lecture, and delighted that the Summer Theology Program at Christ Church continues under the Directorship of Canon Angela Tilby.” Read more
about Canon Vincent Strudwick.
The 2016 Vincent Strudwick Lecture was delivered by Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, on the topic of, The politics of piety: voices and values in public life. Dr. Omar Shahin, Dean of Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Foundation, was the GTF representative at this event that the GTF sponsors annually.
Dr. Omar Shahin, GTF representative, with Dr. Mona Siddiqui, 2016 Vincent Strudwick lecturer
Dr. Omar Shahin with Canon Vincent Strudwick