John Wesley matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, in June 1720. Later becoming a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, John had a strong relationship with the city. Whilst in Oxford, John started delivering sermons, which would later be the founding roots of Methodism.
The John Wesley Lecture takes place every May (usually coinciding with ‘Wesley Day’), and is jointly organised by Lincoln College, University of Oxford, the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University, and Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford. One of the primary aims of the Lecture is to increase engagement with Methodist history by non-Methodist scholars. The lecture is accompanied by a reception, including an exhibition of relevant material, which is primarily derived from collections held by Lincoln College, Oxford, and the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University.
This year’s Lecture is being given by Prof. Anthony G. Reddie, Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. It is being delivered both in-person and virtually, with a booking form for virtual attendance available at ocmch.wordpress.com/events.
Venue: Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DR