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Wesley Historical Society Annual General Meeting and Annual Lecture 2022

 

The Annual General Meeting and the Annual Lecture will be part of the residential 2022 Conference, to be held on June 17th and 18th at The New Room Bristol, on the theme 'Slavery and Freedom in the Non-Conformist tradition.'

Wesley Historical Society RESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE 2022

The 2022 residential conference will be held at the New Room, Bristol, on Friday 17- Saturday 18 June. The theme is 'Slavery and freedom in the Nonconformist traditions', but taken in the broadest sense, to cover topics such as modern slavery, prison ministry, conversion narratives, national independence movements, and the language of the Wesleys' hymns. The event will include the Annual Lecture, on the afternoon of Saturday 18 June. This will be given by Professor Douglas M. Strong of Seattle Pacific University. The conference will be in person, but we are planning to livestream some sessions. It is being organised with partners including the Charles Wesley Society and the World Methodist Historical Society.

If you wish to attend, or present a paper, please contact the Conference Secretary, Dr Clive Norris, at cnorris@brookes.ac.uk.


Further details to follow.

 

 

 

 

The following programme, gives an outline of a typical Annual Meeting and Lecture.


 

WESLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 ANNUAL MEETING & LECTURE

   Wesley Memorial Methodist Church,
 
New Inn Hall St.
Oxford,
OX1 2DH

on Saturday 27th June 2020


Programme 

10.00 
Coffee/tea on arrival

10.50
Welcome

11.00
 
1. 'The Holy Club and Oxford Methodism'
                    by Rev. Dr. Martin Wellings. 
 Or
2. 'Wesley Walk' led by Dr. Peter Forsaith,
        limited to twenty, and lasting 90 minutes
       approx. 

12.00
Lunch
, please bring your own, drinks provided.

1.00
Wesley Historical Society, Annual General 
    Meeting.

2.30
Annual Public Lecture: 'Communities of
            Dissent: Methodist Places and Habitats, 1850s
         to 1930s' by Dr. Kate Tiller, Reader Emerita in
       English Local History, Oxford University.

4.00
Drinks and depart
            

                                           

 

Recent Annual Lectures

2013

Revd Margaret P, Jones MA, M Phil
Former Methodist Connexional Team Leader of the Formation in Ministry Office and Secretary for Presbyteral Ministry
‘Grand-daughters to Susanna: Women’s discipleship in Wesleyan Methodism, 1800-1850’

2014

Professor Michael Hughes,
Professor of Russian and International History – University of Liverpool.
'Methodism and the Challenge of the First World War’

2015

Rev Dr Stephen Hatcher
Chair Methodist Heritage Sites Network Forum.
‘Prims in Print: the changing character of Primitive Methodism as seen through its literature’


2016
Emeritus Professor John Richard Watson
Formerly Professor of English, University of Durham.
‘Charles Wesley and eighteenth-century poetry’

2017






2018







2019




2021


Mr Gary M. Best M.A.
(Headmaster Kingswood School 1987-2008)
John Cennick: the first Son of the Gospel
The lecture explored how John Cennick emerged as the first lay preacher,
and how significant his contribution was, why he fell out with the Wesleys and his later life.
'

 

Dr. Clive Field OBE.  Honary Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham.
Bibliography Editor Wesley Historical Society.
'
Crosses on the Ballot: The Political Alignment of British Methodists 1832-2017.'


 

Rev. Dr. Ceri Jones, BA, FRHISTS, Reader in Early Modern History, Prifysgol Aberystwyth University.
 
'John Gilles, George Whitefield and the making of an evangelical past.'

Dr Kate Tiller, OBE, DL, BA, PhD Birmingham, MA Oxford, FSA, FRHistS.
'Communities of Dissent : Methodist people, places and environments 1850 to 1930.'

            

 

 

   

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