We are pleased to announce that the third annual Vincent Strudwick Lecture will be held at Kellogg College, University of Oxford on October 30 this year. The 2014 lecturer will be Dr. Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Dr. Holloway is a widely recognized author and broadcaster who focuses on religious belief in the modern world. His upcoming lecture is entitled, “Seeing Visions and Hearing Voices: Another look at religious experience and expression.”
The annual Vincent Strudwick Lecture is sponsored by the Graduate Theological Foundation and is presented by Kellogg College in collaboration with Culham St .Gabriel Trust. Kellogg College hosts this annual event to focus on an aspect of religion in public life, inviting distinguished scholars to serve as lecturers. The lecture series was established in honor of The Rev’d Canon Dr. Vincent Strudwick who is Fellow and Bishop John Tinsley Professor of Anglican Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation as well as Honorary Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Canon of Christ Church Cathedral. Formerly, he was Director of Theology Programmes in Continuing Education at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education as well as Director of the Oxford Theology Summer School. For many years, he has been a great friend and resource to the GTF, and the establishment of the Vincent Strudwick Lecture at Kellogg College is meant to honor his contributions to the world as a scholar.
Canon Strudwick’s research and teaching focuses on the English Reformation, and he has taught on many programs and for many institutions in the UK and the U.S., including the Smithsonian Institution. In July of 2009, the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred upon him the Doctor of Divinity, a degree given on merit in recognition of Canon Strudwick’s contribution to religious, academic and public life. In 1998, he was awarded the Doctor of Divinity honoris causa from the Graduate Theological Foundation in recognition of his invaluable service in coordinating a relationship between this institution and Oxford University.