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Listen to some great lectures from the past!

Click on the links below to hear or see recordings of past lectures the Chaplaincy Centre has hosted.

Chaplaincy Youtube Channel (including recorded Café Théologique events)

Café Théologique page


Being Human in a Time of AI - Annual in-conversation event

Jesus and the Small Boats: How Should we Respond to Refugees - Rev Steve Tinning

Gloriously Fat: Christian Theology and the Fat Female Body - Sarah Pritchard


The Sea as a Place of Spiritual Encounter: Mission in a Post-Secular World - Rev Susie Templeton

Forgiveness: An Exploration - in conversation with Marina Cantacuzino MBE

Unveiled: Rebel Women of the Old Testament - Rev Clare and Micah Hayns


Poetry, Theology and Queerness - Jay Hulme

Why Christians Need to Stop Evangelising (Badly) and Have a Conversation - James Butler

Autism and Theology: What can Autistic Thinking Offer to the Church? - Stewart Rapley

Can Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse Change and Should We Even Try? - Riana Taylor

Annual Chaplaincy Lecture 2022: Spirituality and Mental Health - John Swinton

Creative Climate - Rise to the Moment


The Poetry and Theology of RS Thomas - Rev Dr Carys Walsh

Potiphar's Wife and the Invisible Female Sexual Aggressor - Sam Drysdale

Whose Church of England is it Anyway? Richard Hooker and Anglican Identity - Philip Hobday

The Gospel According to Trump: Christian Nationalism - Dr Stephen Backhouse


Fairtrade lecture by John Steel

God, the British and Europe - Learning lessons from the Reformation by Philip Hobday

When did we see you naked - Dr Jayme Reaves and Prof. David Tombs

Blue Planet, Blue God: The Bible and the Sea - Dr Rebecca Watson

A God of Genes and Viruses - Prof. John Bryant


Faith in the shadow of Grenfell by Mike Long

Jesus the Lamb by Conrad Hicks


Queer to be religious? by Alison Webster
Gender equality - still an issue for us? by Terrie Robinson


Can a person's calling include sex reassignment surgery? by Mike Peat
Why we need to talk about sin - differently by Stephen Cherry

Chasing the money changers from the Temple of our Democracy by Ann Pettiphor


Joanna Jepson in conversation with Sir David Bell Jan 2016
What do University Chaplains do? by Mark Laynesmith

Earlier talks
The Heavens are telling the Glory of God - The Theological Imagination of CS Lewis by Michael Ward
Enough food for everyone: make it happen by Ben Haines (audio)
Bite back at hunger Christian Aid talk by Thelma Ma Phiri from the Dabane Trust, a Christian Aid Partner (audio)
The Psychology of Volunteering: Motivating Behaviour Change by Rachel McCloy (accompanying presentation slides for Dr. McCloy's talk can be found here)

How to be a bad Christian and a better human being by Dave Tomlinson (audio)
How to be an Agnostic by Mark Vernon (audio)

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