Professor Veronica Strang from Durham University will lead a discussion on the theme “Trust me I’m a Doctor: the role of experts in public debates”.
Today there is a hostile anti-intellectualism that influences public debate. This disparagement of education and rational analysis is quite new in Britain. Do we prefer emotional appeal rather than facts?
Drawing on experience of research in different cultural contexts, this debate considers whether there are universal standards of evidence. Perhaps there is a need for a closer partnership between the public and academia?
Should ‘expertise’ be cherished as a vital part of robust collective decision-making – and as the best defence against self-interested political ambitions?
All are welcome. Please sign up at https://stbarnabasdulwich.churchsuite.co.uk/events/ptbxg2wy
For details see the flyer: click here or visit the parish’s website at www.stclementwithstpeter.btck.co.uk/Events
Vocations Fair, Tuesday 6 June 2017, 6.30-8.30pm
at St George the Martyr, Borough SE1 1JA
An opportunity to explore, talk to others and find out more about your vocation. There will be a welcome and short address by Bishop Karowei of Woolwich, a seminar on discerning your call, and stalls to browse. For more information or to register, please email the Revd Louise Ellis, Discipleship and Vocations Missioner, at Louise.email@example.com
Click here for the flyer
Saturday 20 May, 3-5.30pm
St Saviour’s Church, Finsen Road, SE5
A participative and practical workshop, led by a Diocesan trainer, for anyone with responsibilities for safeguarding as part of their paid or voluntary work in church, to learn about their responsibilities in safeguarding children and adults, and implementing ‘A Safe Church’, Diocesan and parish policies, procedures and guidelines.
Venue: St Faith’s Centre
Booking by 16 April essential: contact Susan Height (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more details see the flier: Flier for Deanery Safeguarding 17
Why don’t we talk about dying? What are the benefits when we do? How can we plan a ‘good death’ and encourage others to do the same?
For details see the flier: Gravetalk Dulwich Deanery Event 2017
Saturday 11 March 2017 from 7pm
Adults £10, children £5
Advance booking recommended – see flier: persian new year
Open Forum on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at St Barnabas, Dulwich, 8pm to 9.30pm, followed by light refreshments
Panel: Dr Sarah Spencer CBE (Director of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, COMPAS, University of Oxford)
Revd Jonathan Sedgwick (St George the Martyr, SE1, & formerly Deputy/Acting CEO, UK Border Agency)
The Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (http://www.sdcas.org.uk/)
See the flyer: Open Forum flyer
The Holy Rollers Cycling Club, based at St Barnabas, Dulwich, are organising a ride to Windsor Great Park along the Thames Path on Saturday 11 June 2016.
If you have not done the ride before, we will need to ride along the road from Dulwich to Richmond Park, on towards Kingston then mostly along the Thames Path from Kingston Bridge to Staines. For a short distance we use the ferry crossing at Weybridge and the road to Chertsey.
Mountain, hybrid, cyclocross and road bikes etc are fine but I wouldn’t take a posh, carbon fibre machine.
We aim to meet at 7:45 at St Barnabas to leave promptly at 8am. We should arrive at Hampton Court (about half way) by about 10 and stop for a coffee. We will then go on to the RAF memorial at Runnymede (well worth a visit), and it is then a short hop to Windsor Great Park.
Some will cycle back, some will catch the train home. The importance of a great pub for lunch has been pointed out. We shall therefore be carrying out a pathfinder trip to find a suitable hostelry. Should be fun!
If you are interested in coming please contact Martin Grant-Hudson (email@example.com) or Andy Gould (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will provide further details in due course.
Martin and Andrew
Thursday 28 April from 6.30pm.
The Copper Box
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London E20 3HB
London faces a massive housing crisis, which is driving down living standards, making living in London for Londoners on average or below average wage next to impossible and putting poor and vulnerable people at an even greater disadvantage.
Ahead of the London Mayoral Election, Citizens are seeking to secure pledges from the mayoral candidates that, should they become mayor, they will make changes to address this crisis.
If you are interested in attending please let Revd. Susan Height (Acting Area Dean) know: 07843253700
or e-mail : email@example.com
We have 10 tickets available.