Unless otherwise stated all sessions should last 55 minutes (including questions), to allow plenty of time to get to the next session - with perhaps a coffee or a snack from the school canteen on the way.
Events will take place at Bloxham School. Individual rooms will be allocated nearer the time.
Please note that some events may have to change or be cancelled at short notice - we aim to minimise any alterations of course and will give you as much notice as possible.
Love in Translation
Malcolm Guite and Roger Wagner
Roger Wagner and Malcolm Guite in readings and conversation about the ways in which poetry, art, and music translate the world for us and might help us hear how God speaks into his creation.
A Love of the Sea
Ed Newell talks about his love for the sea and his book The Sacramental Sea: A Spiritual Voyage through Christian History.
A. N. Wilson
A.N. Wilson speaks about his novel Aftershocks. Followed by a Q&A session with audience.
Love and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century France
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb brings us stories of ordinary women from sixteenth-century France to reveal insights into their everyday lives, and how their dreams of love and marriage were realized or shattered.
Participation in Economies of Love: Foodbanks, Politics and Theology
How are contemporary Christians are embodying the best of their own food tradition? What will the future of Christian engagement with food involve?
The Heart of it All
Sam Wells describes the process of reducing 360,000 words of the Bible to a 20,000 word book.
On talking and writing about faith today.
Whole-hearted Loving: a poetic exploration of the love of God and neighbour
Drawing on some of his own sonnets, and on the work of Donne and Herbert, Malcolm Guite explores the two great commandments, and more widely the call and response of Love in the Christian life.
'Music on the wind': The love poetry of George Herbert and RS Thomas
Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
Alan Hargrave and Madeleine Davies
With love, comes loss - and loss brings mourning. Alan Hargrave and Madeleine Davies have written about their experiences of familial bereavement in 'One for Sorrow' and 'Lights For The Path – A Guide Through Grief, Pain and Loss'. They will be in conversation with John Pritchard.
The Eclipse of God's Love in the Life of the Church.
Martyn Percy on how our mission and ministry all too often falls short of expressing God's overwhelming love.
Love Set You Going
Janet Morley explores how poets can enable us to grasp the complexities of different kinds of love: up and down the generations, between grownups, and between God and the human heart.
Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner
Join us for a sumptuous three-course gala dinner.
This Thing Called Love
Out of the Blue
Great Hall, Bloxham School
This Thing Called Love: Entertainment by Out of the Blue, Oxford’s premier all-male a cappella group.
Shakespeare's Dimensions of Love
Paul Edmondson and Finbar Lynch
This talk, complemented by readings from Finbar Lynch, will consider some of the different kinds of love which can be found across the Shakespearian canon.
Love: one step at a time
A session about walking the Camino and what it did to one pilgrim.
Love on the Edge
Cole Moreton talks about his debut novel, The Light Keeper.
The Darker Side of Love
Novelist Jo Baker talks about The Body Lies, her riveting new novel.
For the love of food, for the love of fat
Hannah Bacon talks about the research behind her new book, Feminist Theology and Contemporary Dieting Culture: Sin, Salvation and Women's Weight Loss Narratives.
Poetry in the Kingdom of Love
Rachel Mann reads from and discusses the poems in her new collection, 'A Kingdom of Love'.
Kiss and Part
Catherine Fox, Jo Baker, Michael Bywater, Sarah Hosking, Salley Vickers
Kiss and Part is a collection of short stories by a range of well-known women novelists. What the contributors to the collection have in common is that they have all stayed at a small cottage in Warwickshire, courtesy of a remarkable project to give women writers 'a room of one's own'.
All of us will be familiar with supporting friends and family through the ups and downs of relationships. But could some of the difficult times of conflict point to more than the usual problems?
'Live without love, or without the love I want’
Judith Maltby, Alison Shell, Sara Pearson, Catherine Fox
Anglican women novelists on human love and love of the Church.
From Lot to Bathsheba: Myths Ancient and Modern
Michael Arditti and Cole Moreton
Novelist Michael Arditti in conversation about his work with Cole Moreton.
Love Writing: How to avoid winning the Bad Sex Award
Catherine Fox and Michael Arditti
A Very Anglican Praxis: Godliness, Learning and Good Works
Adrian Leak will draw upon his book of essays Archbishop Benson’s Humming Top to illustrate four Anglican Types.
What do we talk about when we talk about love (and life and faith and doubt)?
Martin Wroe and Malcolm Doney
Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe talk about their book Lifelines.
Salley Vickers speaks about her tenth novel, "Grandmothers", which explores the lives of three very different women, and the power of intergenerational love in our lives.
Love is all you need
North Cotswold Chamber Choir and Peter Hunt
A choral journey inspired by the power of love.