Thursday, 8 July 2010, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey

Dr Richard Chartres

A contribution to the City of London Festival and its celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity.  

The Promised Land in the book of Exodus is described as 'flowing with milk and honey'.  After a brief reflection on the ancient context of the phrase including the significant, recent archaeological discoveries at Tel Rehov in the Jordan Valley, the Bishop's talk looks ahead to the City of the future. Every City needs to ensure the supply of everyday nourishing milk.  In consequence many of the planning documents produced in recent years have a rather narrow focus on the needs of London and its City as a financial centre.  But milk and honey belong together and honey stands for delight in life which makes a vital contribution to the liveability of a City.  The talk will deal with the availability of honey in the cultural, artistic and spiritual life of the City and what can be done to promote quantitative and qualitative easing in the supplies from the Honey Bank.

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres is the Bishop of London and is an Emeritus Gresham Professor of Divinity

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This is a part of the series of events which were held in collaboration with the 2010 City of London Festival.  
Other lectures include:
     The Songs of Summer by Chris Watson
     Portuguese 'Ancient Music' in 18th Century London by Dr Owen Rees
     Sir Hans Sloane: 350 years of preserving history by Dr Robert Huxley
     The Poetry of Bees by various poets
     Portugal and England, 1386-2010 by Professor Thomas Earle

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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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8 July 2010

A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey
Dr Richard Chartres

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