Thursday 3 May 2018
Accounting for souls in pre-Reformation Oxford: Lincoln College, All Saints, and St Michael at the North Gate
5.30pm—6.30pm, followed by an exhibition and drinks reception. The Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College
A talk by Professor Robert Swanson MA, PhD, FSA, FRHistS (Emeritus Professor of Medieval Ecclesiastical History, University of Birmingham)
The main original endowment of Lincoln College consisted of the rectorial revenues of the intramural Oxford parishes of All Saints, St Michael at the North Gate, and St Mildred (the last immediately absorbed into St Michael’s). Until the 1540s, the College was directly responsible for pastoral and sacramental oversight of the two remaining parishes, with the revenue and expenditure recorded in unusual detail in the annual bursar’s accounts. Those records offer a rare opportunity to analyse the operation of the parishes from the ‘clerical’ perspective, and gain a sense of the interdependent relationship between the College and the parishioners. Drawing on the accounts, on other documents among the archives of Lincoln College, and other records elsewhere, this talk will unlock Lincoln not as an academic institution but as the undying rector of the two churches, dealing with the responsibilities, liabilities, and challenges of that role within the complex ecclesiastical and spiritual landscape of pre-Reformation Oxford.
Free admission, all welcome. Please sign up here in advance.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
The John Wesley Lecture: Re-imaging John Welsey
The 2018 John Wesley Lecture, 'Re-imagining John Wesley', will be given by Dr Peter Forsaith (Oxford Brookes University) on Tuesday 22 May. The lecture will begin at 5pm, followed by a reception and archives display.
Free admission. All welcome to attend.
Monday 30 July - Saturday 4 August 2018
International Summer School in Greek Palaeography
The seventh Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography will be held on 30 July - 4 August 2018. The school offers a five-day introduction to the study of Greek manuscripts through ten reading classes, two library visits and four thematic lectures.
Costs: The school does not charge student fees. Students are individually responsible for their transportation and living expenses in Oxford. A few bursaries, covering housing (but no board), will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants.
Daily schedule: 8:45-10:45 reading class, 11:00-13:00 library visit, 13:00-14:45 lunch break, 14:45-16:45 reading class, 17:00-18:00 lecture. A final written examination will be administered on Saturday 4 August, 9:00-12:00.
Instructors: Georgi R. Parpulov (Ph.D. Chicago), Christos Simelidis (D.Phil. Oxon.), Dimitris Skrekas (D.Phil. Oxon.).
Lectors: Nigel G. Wilson FBA (Oxford), Dr Peter Toth (London), Dr Michael Zellmann-Rohrer (Oxford).
Application: The final deadline has now passed.
Note: The school is intended for students of Classics, Patristics, Theology, Biblical or Byzantine Studies. Potential applicants are advised that it only offers introductory-level instruction in Greek palaeography and codicology. Adequate knowledge of Greek is a must for all students.