Institute of Theology Conferences
On Advent Eve: The Mother of God in Art, Theology and Music
Hosted by the Centre for Marian Studies and the School of Theology
Date: Saturday 2nd December 2023
Time: 10:15 am-6:00 pm
Venue: The Waldegrave Drawing Room
Join the Centre for Marian Studies at St Mary’s University for a one-day conference to explore the significance of the Mother of God in images, words and music.
Our guest speakers are Dr. Darrelyn Gunzburg, who teaches Cultural Astronomy and Astrology run by the Sophia Centre at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David; the Rev’d Canon Dr. Paul Williams, who is Domestic Chaplain to HM The King and Rector of Sandringham Group of Churches; Professor Jacob Phillips, who is Dean of the Faculty of Education, Theology, and the Arts at St Mary’s University; and Professor Emeritus Fr. Richard Price, who taught the History of Christianity at Heythrop College, London. The event will conclude with a performance of Marian music by Dom Peter Burns, Cherry-Willow Pauls and Members of the Ealing Abbey Schola.
If you cannot attend in person, there is the option to register for the Zoom link and watch live or on “catch up”. However, please note that only the academic papers (and not the music recital) will be available online.
10:30 Dr. Darrelyn Gunzburg —"Reflecting on Mary: The Splendour of the Madonna in the Lower Church of Assisi"
12:00 Reverend Canon Dr. Paul Williams — “Merry Christmas Archbishop: Cranmer’s contribution to Anglican Marian liturgy and its subsequent development”
14:15 Professor Jacob Phillips — “Daughter Zion Revisited: Joseph Ratzinger's Mariology and Contemporary Theology”
15:45 Professor Emeritus Fr. Richard Price — “Some questions about Our Lady in today’s Church”
6:45 Short Break
17:00 Dom Peter Burns, Cherry-Willow Pauls and Members of the Ealing Abbey Schola — “Music for an Advent Lady Mass”
17:45 Closing remarks
Book by 20th November 2023
The in-person rate includes coffee, tea and a sandwich lunch.
· Full rate: £40
· Reduced rate for Members of the Centre for Marian Studies: £30
· Rate for postgraduate students and attendees on reduced income: £10
Optional attendance via Zoom
· Online Zoom link: £10
If you have any questions about this event, please send an email to: [email protected]