the 2017 lecture

Wednesday 25 October 2017 from 7.00 pm to 8.45 pm
Venue: The Chapel in Hope Park, Lecture Theatre, Eden Building, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Taggart Avenue, Liverpool L16 9JD
[Note the change of room.]

Tickets are free and can be booked here.

C. S. Lewis for Today: Making Sense of Faith and Culture
speaker: the Revd Professor Alister McGrath of the University of Oxford

In this year’s Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture, you have the opportunity to hear Professor McGrath talk about the life and work of C. S. Lewis. Focussing on his conversion to Christianity, his work as an apologist, and some key themes of the Chronicles of Narnia, McGrath will explore how Lewis’s ideas can enrich our personal faith. You’ll also gain insight into how you as an individual and as a church can communicate the key themes of faith in an increasingly secular environment. Please join us for drinks from 6.30 pm in the first-floor pod before the lecture starts.

Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, and associate priest in the Shill Valley and Broadshire Benefice in the Diocese of Oxford.

He has written many books, and is best known for his international bestseller The Dawkins Delusion? and for his award-winning biography C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet. He is also the author of the world’s most widely used theological textbook, Christian Theology: An Introduction, now in its sixth edition.

Read more about Alister's work here.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the University - £2.

Please leave plenty of time to park your car and walk to the venue, as car parking is quite a distance from the Lecture Theatre. You can find out how to get to Hope University Campus here.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions or queries about the Archbishop Stuart Blanch Lecture series, please contact Margaret Short, Events Administrator.
T: 0151 705 2120

A video of the lecture is available.