Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland 1929-1990

Course summary

Places of Worship in Britain and Ireland 1929-1990



Overview

The 20th century saw fundamental shifts in the patterns of religious observance in Britain and Ireland. Across much of the area traditional Christian congregations declined; partly in response to that new styles of worship were espoused; and adherents to faiths previously rare in Britain and Ireland became numerous. The increase in diversity, combined with new architectural styles and forms of construction, make this one of the periods in the development of places of worship.

Programme details

FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017

6.15pm Registration (for those who have booked meals and or accommodation)

6.45pm Dinner

7.45pm Registration (for those who have booked as non-residential without meals)

8.00pm- Worship and society 1929-1990
9.15pm MARK CHAPMAN

SATURDAY 28 JANAURY 2017

8.00am Breakfast (residents only)

9.00am Challenges to space, text, ritual and music for worship in the 20th century: the Liturgical
Movement
JOHN HARPER

10.00am Modernism and orthodoxy: the English cathedral 1929-1990
RICHARD HALSEY

11.00am Coffee / tea

11.30am Modernism and monasticism: tracking shifts in theology through the architecture of 20th-century
convents and monasteries
KATE JORDAN

12.30pm Break

12.45pm Lunch

2.00pm Architecture, society and religion in the Roman Catholic parish
ROBERT PROCTOR

3.00pm ‘Form follows faction’ in the established Church
ALLAN DOIG

4.00pm Coffee/tea

4.30pm Keeping their word? Nonconformist building in the age of modernism
CHRISTOPHER WAKELING

5.30pm Break

6.45pm Dinner

8.00pm- From traditionalism to modernity, contrasting attitudes to church
9.15pm design in Scotland 1929-1990
SIMON GREEN

SUNDAY 29 JANUARY 2017

8.00am Breakfast (residents only)

9.00am 9.00am Courts of Heaven’: Orthodox church buildings in England
ROBIN GIBBONS

10.00am The twentieth-century synagogue
SHARMAN KADISH

11.00am Coffee / tea

11.30am British mosques
SHAHED SALEEM

12.45pm Lunch and course disperses

Accommodation

Accommodation for this weekend is at Rewley House for Friday and Saturday nights only. Depending on availability it may also be possible to extend your stay, please enquire at the time of booking for availability and prices. All bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms. Unfortunately it is not yet possible to book twin room accommodation online, so if you wish to book a twin room, please send in your completed enrolment form or contact the Day & Weekend Events Office, Email: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk; Telephone: + 44 (0) 1865 270380 / 270368.

Fees

Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £132.00
Single B&B Friday & Saturday nights: £145.20
Twin B&B Friday & Saturday nights (per person): £104.20

Funding

If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses

Tutors

Dr Paul Barnwell

Director of Studies

Dr Paul Barnwell is Director of Studies in the Historic Environment and Co-Director of Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment at OUDCE.

Rev Dr Allan Doig

Director

Lady Margaret Hall

Professor Mark Chapman

Speaker

Professor of the History of Modern Theology, University of Oxford Vice-Principal, Ripon College Cuddesdon

The Revd Canon Dr Robin Gibbons

Speaker

The Revd. Canon Robin Gibbons is Director of Studies for Theology and Religious Studies at OUDCE. He is a member of the Theology and Religion Faculty, Regents Park College and an Honoraray Canon of Christ Church Oxford. 

Dr Simon Green

Speaker

Architectural Historian at Historic Environment Scotland

Mr Richard Halsey

Speaker

Formerly Head of the Cathedrals Team at English Heritage

Professor John Harper

Speaker

Honorary Professor, Birmingham University, and Professor Emeritus Bangor University

Dr Kate Jordan

Speaker

Visiting Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory, Faculty of Architecture, University of Westminster

Dr Sharman Kadish

Speaker

Director, Jewish Heritage UK

Dr Robert Proctor

Speaker

Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory, University of Bath

Mr Shahed Saleem

Speaker

Director, Makespace Architecture Ltd

Dr Christopher Wakeling

Speaker

University of Keele