Saturday, 26 January 2008

The Cardinal's Lectures

Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC, is one of the speakers at the Cardinal’s Lectures, when leading public figures will examine ‘Faith and Life in Britain’.

Mark Thompson, Dr. Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury), William Hague M.P. (The Shadow Foreign Secretary) and Rabbi Julia Neuberger (The Prime Minister’s Champion for Volunteering), are amongst the leading public figures who are to present of six lectures to be held at Westminster Cathedral at 7.00pm on Thursday evenings from 3rd April to 8th May 2008. Admission to the lectures is by free ticket.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said:
“What is the role of Christianity in a multi-cultural Britain and how can we collaborate with our neighbours of other religions? Are there outstanding examples from history which might illustrate the importance of faith in public life and the role of Parliament? There are many challenges that face religious communities in presenting their message in the secular society and the role of religion in the media is an important aspect of our life today.”

“During Spring 2008, ‘The Cardinal’s Lectures’ will give an opportunity for leading public figures to address these and related issues at Westminster Cathedral. It promises to be a stimulating and provocative series of lectures which will help to illuminate the relationship between faith and life in Britain.”

Details of The Cardinal’s Lectures

Mark Thompson – Director General of the BBC: Faith in the Media. Thursday 10th April 2008.
Dr Rowan Williams – Archbishop of Canterbury: The spiritual and the religious: is the territory changing? Thursday 17th April 2008.
William Hague M.P. – Shadow Foreign Secretary. Practical politics, principled faith. Thursday 24th April 2008.
Rabbi Julia Neuberger – The Prime Minister’s Champion for Volunteering. Faith, morality, giving time to others. Thursday 1st May 2008.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor – Archbishop of Westminster. Faith in Britain: a personal perspective. Thursday 8th May 2008
The opening lecture, on Thursday 3rd April 2008 will be delivered by a guest speaker whose details will be confirmed immediately prior to the start of the lecture series.

Tickets for ‘The Cardinal’s Lectures’ can be obtained online at, by e-mail to , by phoning 020 7931 6028 or by sending an s.a.e. to Lectures 2008, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN.


Anonymous said...

say no more... i think i can guess who the (mystery) guest speaker will be.
are there still tickets available for the first lecture?

Mark Langham said...

Yes, tickets are still available, but are moving fast.