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Monday, 1 July 2013, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Tree of Life

Dr Richard Chartres

Illuminating one of the City of London Festival’s main themes, the Bishop of London will explore trees as spiritual, mystical and religious symbols of faith and life.

This is a part of the 2013 City of London Festival. The other lectures at Gresham College are as follows:
   The Plane Forest: Does the City have the Right Trees?
   Poetry of War
   London-Derry Connections
   Stravinsky, Britten and the Lure of the Classical Period
   Treaty-Making and International Relations

 

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Richard John Carew Chartres is the 132nd Lord Bishop of London, being confirmed in office in November 1995. He was previously Bishop of Stepney (1992-1995) and Gresham Professor of Divinity (1987-1992). His Gresham lectures covered topics as varied as prayer, the Shroud of Turin and the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. He read history at Trinity College, Cambridge and was ordained as a priest in 1974. He is very concerned with environmental issues, and since 2006 has the led the Church of England's Shrinking the footprint campaign. In 2008, the Independent on Sunday named him the 75th most important environmental campaigner in Britain.

All the previous lectures by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres can be accessed on our website here.

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1 July 2013

The Tree of Life
Dr Richard Chartres

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