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 17th January. Adam Shaeffer from the Department of Theology at Durham University will speak on “Tolkien's Ainulindale and the Multiple Enrichment of Creation”. 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:

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 Scherzo Orchestra & Chorus, directed by Matthew O’Keefe, will perform Joseph Haydn’s oratorio The Creation at Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BA, on Thursday 12th January at 7.30pm. £15/£10 concessions (students and over 65’s) and free for under 16 years old. Tickets are available on the door and here.