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4 November 2022 - 4 November 2022

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R. H. Tawney- Life and Legacy: a virtual symposium to mark the centenary of the Scott Holland Lectures

Call For Papers

This one-day online symposium marks and celebrates the centenary of the inaugural Scott Holland Lectures, which were delivered by Richard Henry Tawney (1880-1962) in 1922. To complement the symposium’s two keynote lectures, shorter papers of fifteen minutes (approximately 2,000 words) are invited for two panels on the life and legacy of R. H. Tawney and the implications —in their fullest possible sense— of his Christian social ethics for Church and society today. Proposals are welcome from the wide range of disciplines that reflect Tawney’s life and interests including Political Ethics, Theology, History and Adult Education. Proposals from postgraduate students are especially welcome. It is hoped that the symposium will give rise to an edited volume of essays or to a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. Please send a 300-word abstract of your proposed paper, along with a one-page CV, to Canon Professor Michael Snape ( by 30 June 2022.

The Scott Holland Trust was set up to perpetuate the memory of Henry Scott Holland by way of founding a Holland Lecture on ‘the theology of the Incarnation and its bearing on the social and economic life of man.’ It has been delivered by many of the most important theological and political thinkers of the twentieth century including former Archbishops of Canterbury William Temple, Michael Ramsey and Rowan Williams, as well as professors including R.H. Tawney, A.D. Lindsay and D.M. Mackinnon. More recently lecturers have included director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor, the Rt Hon. Frank Field, and Professor Grace Davie.

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