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Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle

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Kidlington Theological Forum

Theology through 2020

Sundays, 11:30-noon, St Mary's Church, Kidlington

The Kidlington Theological Forum began in December 2017, with a year-long series of talks exploring theology through the church year: the customs, practices and theological underpinnings of our worship. The 2019 round focussed on themes of doctrine: what Christians believe.

This year's theme is The Cutting Edge of Faith: Issues in Ethics and Public Policy


The talks will be given by a variety of speakers within and beyond the parish.


St Mary's Church, Kidlington, OX5 2AZ (either in Church or in the Refectory next door).


11:30am-12noon. Coffee and biscuits served from 11:15am.

Programme 2020 (Download a leaflet)

Sunday 12th January
Climate Change: Fact or Fiction?
Dr Martin Hodson
Environmental Biologist and Principal Lecturer
Oxford Brookes University

Sunday 23rd February
Current Challenges in the field of Genetics
Professor John Morris
Emeritus Professor of Human Anatomy and Fellow St Hugh's College, Oxford

Sunday 8th March
Dying Matters: Exploring End of Life Issues
Dr Aoife Lowney
Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine
Sobell House Hospice and the John Radcliffe Hospital

Sunday 17th May
I was a stranger ... The pros and cons of immigration.
The Revd Dr Susie Snyder
Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Sunday 21st June
The Ethics of Investment
Tim Gardam
Chief Executive Officer of the Nuffield Foundation

Sunday 12th July
Transgender Issues: Identity Ethics and Choice
The Revd Canon Dr Margaret Whipp
Formerly Lead Chaplain, Oxford University Hospitals.

Sunday 27th September
Friends or Enemies: Science and Religion
The Revd Dr Gillian Strain
Director, The Guild of Health and St Raphael

Sunday 11th October
Thou shalt not kill ... Is war ever justified?
The Revd Canon Nigel Biggar
Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford

Sunday 22nd November
Artificial Intelligence: Opportunity or Threat?
The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft
Bishop of Oxford