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 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 2         26 January    ‘How to square the circle with climate change’, Professor Manus Henry, Engineering Department

Week 4         9 February    ‘The feminine intellectual vocation: Insights from St John Henry Newman and St Edith Stein’, Dr Marie Daouda, Lecturer and Tutor in French, Oriel College

Week 6         23 February  ‘Making hard choices: what we can learn from the White Rose students’, Dr Alexandra Lloyd, Fellow in German, St Edmund Hall

Week 8         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