Grandpont House
Taunton Schedule

Taunton Schedule

The talks will take place Wednesdays of even weeks during term time, here at Grandpont House. The timetable for the talks is as follows:

12:30 p.m. — Buffet Lunch
01:15 p.m. — Talk
01:45 p.m. — Discussion
02:30 p.m. — End of the event

There will be a £5 charge for lunch (payable by card or cash). Numbers are restricted to 24 audience members. Please contact tauntontalks@grandpont-house.org to be added to the mailing list and to book places.

Programme for 2021–22

Michaelmas 2021 

Week 2         20 October   ‘What is a University? according to John Henry Newman’, Dr Paul Shrimpton, Magdalen College School

Week 4         3 November ‘How can a Christian make sense of the world of Islam?’, Dr Christian Sahner, Associate Professor of Islamic History, St Cross College

Week 6         17 November ‘C S Lewis and the dictatorship of relativism’, Dr Michael Ward, Blackfriars Hall

Week 8         1 December ‘A Christian approach to corporate religious liberty’, Dr Edward David, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology and Religion 

Hilary Term 2022

Week 1         26 January    ‘How to square the circle with climate change’, Professor Manus Henry, Engineering Department

Week 3         9 February    ‘The feminine intellectual vocation: Insights from St John Henry Newman and St Edith Stein’, Dr Marie Daoud, Lecturer and Tutor in French, Oriel College

Week 5         23 February  ‘Making hard choices: what we can learn from the White Rose students’, Dr Alexandra Lloyd, Fellow in German, St Edmund Hall

Week 7         9 March        ‘What does Tolkien say about marriage and the relation between the sexes?’, Dr Holly Ordway, Fellow of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute; Visiting Professor, Houston Baptist University, USA

Trinity Term 2022

Week 2         4 May           ‘What’s wrong with rights?’, Prof Nigel Biggar CBE, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Christ Church