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Book a place at our December conference

Updated: Nov 21, 2023



Please join us on 2nd December at St Mary's University (either in person or via Zoom) for a conference entitled On Advent eve: The Mother of God in art, theology and music.

To see the full programme, please visit the Events Page on the St Mary's University website and reserve your place: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/events/2023/12/on-advent-eve



If you cannot be present on the day but are interested in the academic papers, please register for the Zoom link and we'll send you a recording of the talks after the event.


Here are our speakers:

Dr. Darrelyn Gunzburg, who teaches Cultural Astronomy and Astrology run by the Sophia Centre at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, has a Ph.D in the History of Art. She carries out academic research in the areas of medieval buildings and frescoes. In her presentation she will speak about the beautiful artwork in the Lower Church of Assisi.



The Rev’d Canon Dr. Paul Williams, who is Domestic Chaplain to HM The King and Rector of Sandringham Group of Churches, is an expert on the Reformation. He will give a paper entitled "Merry Christmas Archbishop: Cranmer's contribution to Anglican Marian liturgy and its subsequent development".



Professor Jacob Phillips, who is Dean of the Faculty of Education, Theology and the Arts at St Mary's University, will share his expertise on the writings of Pope Benedict XVI with a presentation entitled "Daughter Zion Revisited: Joseph Ratzinger's Mariology and Contemporary Theology".



Professor Emeritus Fr. Richard Price, who taught the History of Christianity at Heythrop College in London, is a specialist in Patristics and the Church Councils. On this occasion he will discuss "Some questions about Our Lady in today's church". At the conference, we will also welcome Fr. Richard as an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Marian Studies.

The conference will run from 10:15 am - 6:00 pm. Those of us who can attend in the splendid Waldegrave Drawing Room at St Mary's University will end the day with a music recital by Cherry-Willow Pauls, Dom Peter Burns and Members of the Ealing Abbey Schola.


If you have any questions, please send an email to Catherine O'Brien at: info@marianstudies.ac.uk


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