The 2015 Donald Barnes Lecture
The Donald Barnes Memorial Lecture will be held under the auspices of the Hampstead Christian Study Centre at St Peter’s Church, Belsize Park, NW3 4HY at 8.00pm on Wednesday 14 October 2015.
Donald Barnes was a much-loved vicar of St Peter's who helped to found the Hampstead Christian Study Centre forty years ago. The HCSC has established an annual lecture in his memory which takes place at St Peter's on a Wednesday in October or November. Donald was very active in the Movement for the Ordination of Women and so we have decided that the lectures should be alternately delivered by a man and a woman.
This year’s lecture will be given by Dr Julia Ipgrave MA PhD and is entitled:
"When Adam met Wequash*: First Man and First Nations in the Literature of 17th Century New England".
Her title, "When Adam met Wequash" is an intriguing one and is an investigation of the reactions of some seventeenth century writers to the European encounter with American Indians. It is a highly topical subject as inter-cultural encounters are most pertinent to Europe today. It asks what encounters with culturally different people tell us about our shared human state and destiny. These accounts have direct relevance to current debates about political order, environment and climate change and they challenge us to ask what we mean by "civilised" and "savage".
Julia Ipgrave is senior research fellow in religion and education at the University of Warwick. She taught in Leicester schools for 16 years before moving into higher education. She has PhDs in young people's religious understanding and in 17th century political writing.
Come and listen and discuss these topical issues on Wednesday 14th October at St Peter's at 8pm. It will be such a good opportunity to meet Dr Ipgrave, get together, meet old friends and make new ones over wine and nibbles. Looking forward to seeing you. The entrance charge of £5 includes refreshments.
St Peter’s Church can easily be reached from Belsize Park Tube Station on the Northern Line or Swiss Cottage Station on the Jubilee Line