Guntrip Trust Lecture 2018

The lecture will be given this year by The Rev Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral London

1 Canon Mark Oakley (Collar cropped)

Reading Between the Lines: poetry, therapy and faith


The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley

Chancellor, St Paul’s Cathedral

The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley is Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral.  The Canon Chancellor is responsible for the educational and outreach activities of the Cathedral through the work of its Schools and Families Learning Department and the St Paul’s Adult Learning Department.  He also oversees the work of the St Paul’s Institute through which the Cathedral seeks to engage with ethical issues concerning the City, finance and human wellbeing.  The Canon Chancellor is also responsible for the visual arts policy of the Cathedral which seeks to enhance the mission of the Cathedral through temporary art installations.  

Canon Oakley’s interests are the relationship between faith and poetry, human rights and the language and place of faith in the contemporary world.  He is the author of several books, including The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry and the Collage of God.  He is a regular lecturer and broadcaster and is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London and a Visiting Scholar of Sarum College.  He is a trustee of the Civil Liberties Trust, an ambassador for Stop Hate UK and a Patron of Tell MAMA.  In 2016, he was awarded one of the first National Hate Crime Awards for Community Volunteer Upstander.Mark Oakley is the author of The Collage of God and The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry

Monday 23rd APRIL 2018 at 6.30pm




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