Autumn 2011

at the United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester
Wednesdays 12:30 – 13:00


The King James Bible – past, present and future

28 September The Unmediated Voice of God?
Who ‘spoke’ the King James Version?  
The Rev’d Dr Judith Rossall
Vice-Principal for Reflective Practice, Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme, Salisbury
Recording of the talk. †
5 October Winchester College and the King James Bible Dr Geoffrey Day
Fellows’ & Eccles Librarian, Winchester College.
Script for the talk (PDF). †
Recording of the talk. †
12 October The King James Bible and the English Language Prof. Christopher Mulvey
Trustee, The English Project;  Emeritus Professor of English, University of Winchester.
Paper which was the basis for this talk (PDF). †
Recording of the talk. †
19 October The Bible and Judaism – the Jewish approach to biblical literature Dr Helen Spurling
Ian Karten Outreach and Teaching Fellow, The Parkes Institute, University of Southampton.
Recording of the talk. †
  Half term break  
2 November Lectio Divina – Approaching the Bible Slowly + Giles Hill, O.S.B.
Former abbot of Alton Abbey.
Lectio Divina: getting started (PDF). †
Recording of the talk. †
9 November The Bible in translation today James Catford
Group Chief Executive of the Bible Society.
Recording of the talk. †
16 November ‘What the Bible means to me ...’
Debbie Thrower in conversation with Grace Westerduin
Debbie Thrower
Broadcaster;  Reader;  Simeon Chaplain to Older People, Alton.
Grace Westerduin
Grace has lived in developing countries for more than 30 years.  She is a former English teacher and now a lay preacher and poet whose life is rooted in her love of the Bible.
Recording of the talk. †
Bleak Day – Grace’s poem that Debbie read at the end of the interview (PDF). †
23 November Fast Bible – accessing the Bible in the 21st Century Dr Bex Lewis
Blended Learning Fellow at the University of Winchester
Recording of the talk. †
Dr Bex’ slides can be viewed at – it may help to look at the slides as you listen to the talk!
You can comment on Dr Bex’ talk at
Dr Bex provided a list of links to items mentioned in her talk, which you can find here.

Wednesdays at 12:30
Sandwiches available after each talk
Admission is free, but we rely on donations to fund expenses.

Copyright of each recording or text belongs to the speaker.  Recordings and/or texts are made available here, by kind permission of the speakers, for personal, non-commercial use only.  Texts are not transcripts of the talks.  Speakers often depart from their scripts to amplify, give examples or even add extra points, so the texts and the recordings may differ.

As we reflect on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible,
we give thanks for all who set their minds to its translation, because
“whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.“
Romans 15:4 – The King James Bible
Lord, your Word is a lantern to our feet
and a light to our path.
Open our minds to its wisdom
and our hearts to its message
and our will to your will
in the hope of life everlasting.

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Future series
New Year 2012:Four talks by the Right Rev’d Christopher Herbert.  11 & 18 January and 1 & 8 February at the United Church, Winchester.
Early Summer 2012:  “Going for Gold: Spiritual Greats of the 20th Century”.  9, 16, 23 & 30 May at St Lawrence Church, Winchester.
Autumn 2012:“Finding hope beyond loss”.  10, 17, 24 October and 7, 14, 21 November at the United Church, Winchester.

Previous series
May 2011:   “The World as Gift?”:  four talks exploring our relationship with the world as a gift from God.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
January 2011:   “Pie in the Sky?”:  four talks by Dr Paula Gooder exploring the themes of Life, Death, Heaven and Hell in the Bible.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2010:   “Sanctuary”:  eight talks in which various speakers explored their differing experience and understandings of sanctuary.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Spring 2010:   “Aspects of Alfred”:  Four talks by Revd Canon Dr David Scott.  The programme page has recordings of all four talks.
Lent 2010:   “Mammon’s Revenge”:  Four talks by Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby.  The programme page has recordings of all four talks.
Autumn 2009:   “Prophets for our Time”:  Seven talks by different speakers.  The programme page has texts and recordings of all of the talks.
Spring 2009:   “Inspired”:  four reflections on the nature of Inspiration and Place.  The programme page has recordings of two of the talks.
January 2009:    “The Audacity of Hope”:  four talks by Revd Dr Martyn Atkins.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2008:   “When I’m Sixty-Four ... A Celebration of the Third Age!”  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Spring 2008:   “What can Christianity do for you?”  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
January 2008:   Four talks by Bishop Richard Harries (Lord Harries of Pentregarth) under the overall title “The Re-Enchantment of Morality: Wisdom for a Troubled World”.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
Autumn 2007:   “Spirituality & ...”.  The programme page has recordings of all the talks.
May 2007:   “After Anne Frank”.  The programme page includes the recording of Prof. Michael Taylor’s talk.
May 2006:   Ann Lewin spoke on “Josephine Butler and Sexual Law Reform”.  The text of her talk is here.
Jan-Feb 2006:   Rev. Joel Edwards gave four talks under the general title “Respect”.  The texts of his talks have been made available by the Evangelical Alliance.
2004:   Bishop John Baker (formerly Bishop of Salisbury) gave a series of four talks on the Lord’s Prayer.  The text of those talks is here.
2004:   Another series of talks by Bishop John Baker, “Between Faith and Doubt” (about God, about Jesus, about Good and Evil and about Life and Death), is available here.

Space in the City is an ecumenical venture organised by lay, licensed, ordained and associate members of Winchester’s city churches:  St Bartholomew’s, St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St Peter’s and the United Church.

This page was updated on 24 November 2011 by John Stanning.  Comments and suggestions welcome!
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