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Diarmaid MacCulloch

Duke of Gloucester Lecture: An Audience with Diarmaid MacCulloch

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Friday, 13 October 2017

5:15pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace, The Gallery

£6 - £12

One of the world’s leading historians of the Church Professor Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch gives this year’s Duke of Gloucester Lecture and talks about his award-winning work in print and as a television presenter.

MacCulloch is best known for his work, A History of Christianity, which won the Cundill and Hessel-Tiltman prizes and was adapted into a six-part BBC television series. His Thomas Cranmer won the Whitbread Biography prize , the James Tait Black prize and the Duff Cooper Prize. He has more recently been seen on television as presenter of Sex and the Church, which explored how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality. He is also author of Silence: A Christian History and All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation.

MacCulloch is professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford. He was ordained a deacon in the Church of England but declined a priesthood because of the Church’s attitude to homosexuality. Here he talks to author and priest Angela Tilby, Canon Emeritus at Christ Church, Oxford.

The 2015 Duke of Gloucester Lecture was given by then prime minister David Cameron; and in 2016 by Professor Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock