In the coming months, there will be a series of public lectures, based on the theme of Creation, which is organised by Benedictus Trust in conjunction with the Order of Malta and the London Oratory. The first lecture by Revd Dr Michael Cullinan, Director of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences at Maryvale, Birmingham, on “Eight Days of Creation” will be on Tuesday 15th November from 7pm to 8.30pm (including time for discussion) in St Wilfrid’s Hall at the Oratory. All lectures are free & everyone is welcome.

Forthcoming lectures:

13th December - Guy Consolmagno SJ
Director of the Vatican Observatory
The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy as Worship

17th January - Adam Shaeffer
PhD Research, Dept. of Theology, Durham University

7th February - Giacomo Berchi
Master’s Research in Literature, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano
Let there be Light: the Fourth Day of Creation from the Bible to the Present Day

7th March - Prof. William Carroll
Faculty of Theology and Religion University of Oxford, Founder member of Benedictus Academic Team
Creation and Contemporary Cosmology: From Stephen Hawking to Thomas Aquinas

28th March - Fr John Hemer MHM
Formation Advisor, Allen Hall Seminary

25th April - Dr Michael Hurley
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

16th May - Dr Clare Hornsby
Director, Benedictus


The lectures will be on a range of topics including Genesis, Tolkien, Michelangelo, Newman, Cosmology, Aquinas & Science and Milton.

There will be a performance of Haydn's Creation early in the new year, directed by the Benedictus Music Tutor, Matthew O'Keeffe.