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2018 ANNUAL LECTURE & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


2018 WESLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE, ANNUAL LECTURE
& ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd June 2018
Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge. CB5 8BJ
& Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge. CB1 1LG

PHONE 01223 765832



This conference is organised jointly with the Methodist Church’s Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network.


FRIDAY 22nd JUNE 2018 at Wesley House

10.15am
Registration

10.50am
Welcome

11am
Keynote Address - Lord Griffiths.

11.45am
Dr. Paul Morris (JPIT)
‘Wesley and Social Justice’

Professor Barry Johns
‘Methodist political influence in localities’


1pm
Working Lunch – Sandwiches provided

2pm
Rev. Dr. Neil Johnson
‘Emerging from the World’s Childhood: the post-Christian theology of John Trevor, founder of the Labour Church movement and the debate it stirred’

Professor Peter Ackers
‘Alternatives to State-Socialism: remembering the nonconformist contribution to the politics of civil society’

Professor Peter Catterall
‘Methodism and Marx: reflections on Methodism and the inter-war Labour Party

4pm
Afternoon Tea

5pm
Professor Edward Royle
‘Methodism and Politics: the Great Yorkshire Election of 1807

              Dr. John A. Hargreaves
‘J.H. Whitley (1866-1935) exploring the Methodist connecions of a radical nonconformist Speaker’

6.30pm
Free Time

7.30pm
Dinner at Arundel House Hotel


SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018

Saturday sessions are at Wesley Methodist Church,

9.30am - Registration - Wesley Methodist Church

9.45am

Dr. John H. Lenton
‘From Slaveholders to the IRA: political reasons why Wesleyan and Methodist ministers left the ministry

Dr. Clive Norris
‘Methodists and Medical Care in the Eighteenth Century

11am
Coffee

11.30am
Rev H. Ryan M Th
‘Charles James (Jim) Simmons M.P., Primitive Methodist Local Preacher, Peace Campaigner, and Social Reformer’    
                   

Rev Dr Brian Beck
‘The Centenary Fund of 1839’

12.30pm
Lunch – Please supply your own food.

1.15pm
The Wesley Historical Society
Annual General Meeting

2.30pm
The Annual WHS Lecture
(Open to the Public)

Dr. Clive D. Field, OBE, D.Litt,
‘Crosses on the Ballot: The Political Alignments of British Methodists, 1832-2017’.

3.30pm
Afternoon Tea


Day delegates are welcome for all or part of the conference, at no cost.
Overnight accommodation is available for £80-£85, and the estimated cost of the conference dinner is £30.
For further details contact the Conference Secretary,
Dr. Clive Norris, 18 Parkfields, London SW15 6NH,
or email whsconference2018@gmail.com

 


 

Recent Annual Lectures

2013

Revd Margaret P, Jones MA, M Phil
Former Methodist Connexional Team Leader of the Formation in Ministry Office and Secretary for Presbyteral Ministry
‘Grand-daughters to Susanna: Women’s discipleship in Wesleyan Methodism, 1800-1850’

2014

 Professor Michael Hughes,
Professor of Russian and International History – University of Liverpool.
'Methodism and the Challenge of the First World War’

2015

Rev Dr Stephen Hatcher
Chair Methodist Heritage Sites Network Forum.
‘Prims in Print: the changing character of Primitive Methodism as seen through its literature’

2016 Emeritus Professor John Richard Watson
Formerly Professor of English, University of Durham.
‘Charles Wesley and eighteenth-century poetry’
2017

Mr Gary M. Best M.A. (Headmaster Kingswood School 1987-2008)
John Cennick: the first Son of the Gospel
The lecture explored how John Cennick emerged as the first lay preacher,
and how significant his contribution was, why he fell out with the Wesleys and his later life.
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