BRIEFINGS DIARY

Briefing Meetings take place four times a year.
We usually have one or two invited speakers to introduce a specific topic of current concern,
followed by questions, discussion and contributions from members.

Meetings start at 2·0pm (please aim to arrive by 1·45pm) and finish by 4·15pm.
This is an open invitation.

Venue for ordinary meetings:
The Library, Archbishop's House, 150 St George's Road, London SE1

How to get to the Archbishop's House

Future Meetings:

CHANGE OF DATE

Thursday 11 May 2017
Venue: The Library at Archbishop's House, 150 St George's Road, London SE1.

The topic for the meeting will be "A Sustainable Future for Europe", and the speaker will be Dr. Karl Falkenberg who was, until recently, Director General of the DG Environment at the European Commission, and is currently an EU Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. Prior to his service as Director General he was an EU trade negotiator for two decades.

The meeting will be on the same day as a service of Evensong to mark Europe Day, which will be held at St. Paulís Cathedral at 5 pm. Various members of Faith in Europe will participate in the service and the preacher will be Rt.Revd. Dr Christopher Hill, President of the Conference of European Churches.

The service will be followed by drinks in the Chapter House. Because of limitations of space in the Chapter House we have to make the drinks reception a ticket-only event. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to attend the service and the reception, please contact the Treasurer as soon as possible and, in any event, by 4th May. Everyone is of course welcome to attend the service whether or not they are attending the reception.
Hon. Treasurer: email: faithineurope[at]virginmedia.com or by post: 67 Cherwell Drive, Oxford OX3 0ND

CHANGE OF DATE

Thursday 20 July
Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

The AGM of Faith in Europe

The topic for the Briefing Meeting following the AGM will be "Germany today, including its future in the EU".

The speakers are Prof. Margaret Littler of Manchester University, and Prof. Charles Lees of Bath University.
Thursday 19 OctoberVenue: The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU

The topic for this final meeting of 2017 will be "The Reformation and its influence today".

The speakers will be Revd. Dr. Keith Clements, former General Secretary of CEC, as main speaker, and Revd. Dr. James Hawkey, Dean of Clare College, Cambridge, as respondent.
As usual after the presentations by our speakers there will be time for responses, questions and contributions from members; and of course if any member has something of importance to say on any other subject we will try to provide a space. If anyone would like to speak for a few minutes on a particular subject at the Briefing Meeting, please let Keith Jenkins know as soon as possible in advance.


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