Hereford - Talk by Rowan Williams
This event is in the past.
Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Hereford and Worcester for an evening lecture with a light buffet supper. The Rt. Revd. and Rt. Hon Lord Williams of Oystermouth "Humane Letters: why do the arts and humanities matter for our society?”
This is a unique opportunity to hear the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, now Lord Williams of Oystermouth and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, speak at the local Oxford Society’s annual lecture. He has written about his chosen subject:
“I shall be looking at what is happening to research in the humanities in universities and asking why we should invest in these areas. I argue that if we are to be a critical and argumentative democracy, we need a vivid sense of our past, a keen awareness of how language works and a healthy interest in cultural variety – all the things that humanities subjects are concerned with. Without these, other subjects won’t know what the deeper questions are that they are raising; and society as a whole becomes more passive and short-termist.”
To book a place for this, please return a copy of the attached Booking Form asap and by Tuesday, 2nd January, at the latest, to Anthony Priddis who is organising this event.
We would encourage people to share transport where possible. If you need a lift, please do ask. There is no parking directly on site, though there may be some street parking available. Otherwise, there is a map of car parks in Hereford and general information about car parks, including for disabled.