2024 Programme at Westminster College, Cambridge

Each week offers two five hour courses, and their three related ‘Readings’ in a Biblical language, which explore exegetical and translation issues. Each week also offers three supplementary lectures – which often form a series. Courses explore Old and New Testament topics and related subjects. Courses include a concluding question and answer session; and there is always opportunity for further discussion over meals. Participants can be issued with an Attendance Certificate on request. – See website for further details.

Morning lectures begin at 10.15am; and the programme provides participants with plenty of time during the early afternoon to explore the attractions of Cambridge, Ely and the surrounding countryside, or engage in quiet private study. Westminster College is only a short walk from the centre of Cambridge.

Week 1: Sunday 21st July – Friday 26th July 2024

Inaugural lecture: Rt.Revd Dr Dagmar Winter, Bishop of Huntingdon
‘Bible Study and Biblical Scholarship: the Church and the Academy’.

Old Testament course: Prof. Phillip Alexander, University of Manchester
‘Creation, Climate and the Bible (O.T.)’

New Testament course: Prof. Loveday Alexander, University of Sheffield
‘Creation, Climate and the Bible (N.T.)’

3 Pat Merriman Memorial lectures: Prof George Brooke, University of Manchester ‘Recent Exhibitions in Chester Cathedral Library (illustrated)’

Week 2: Sunday 28th July – Friday 2nd August 2024

Eileen Stamper Memorial Lecture:
Revd Dr Stephen Plant, University of Cambridge
‘Karl Barth’s Biblical Exegesis’

Old Testament course: Prof Paul Joyce, Kings College, London
‘Amos: A Prophet from the Past; a Text for Today’

New Testament course: Prof Edward Adams, Kings College, London
‘Paul’s Soteriology’

2 Lectures: Richard Norton.

‘The English Mystical Tradition, the Bible and Devotional Literature’ 

2 short papers by young scholars – ‘‘Ritual, Magic, Theatre or Ancient Exegsis? Prophetic Symbolic Actions Revisited’ Dr Olga Y. Fabrikant-Burke,University of Cambridge & [details of the 2nd paper will be posted by Easter]

Language classes in Greek and Hebrew Biblical languages – at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels- in both weeks.

Generous Bursaries and Awards are available to assist students and others with costs.