The 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, continues on Tuesday 13th December. Br Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory, will speak on “The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy as Worship”. 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:

17th January - Adam Shaeffer
PhD Research, Dept. of Theology, Durham University
Tolkien's Ainulindale and the Multiple Enrichment of Creation

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
Title to be confirmed

25th April - Dr Michael Hurley
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Creation in John Henry Newman (TBC)

16th May - Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP
Writer on art and faith
Grace as Re-Creation in Caravaggio's Calling of St Matthew


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.