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The Samuel Chadwick Lecture 2023

Our annual Samuel Chadwick Lecture will take place on Tuesday 17 October 2023. The theme will be The Gospel in a Material World, and this year the lecture can be attended onsite at Cliff College or online via Zoom.

Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 3XG, Derbyshire S32 3XG
17 October 2023, 10:45 — 12:45

The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr Ben Pugh, lecturer at Cliff College and author of several books including Pictures of Atonement and The Beauty of God. Dr Pugh will be speaking on how the gospel message might be communicated and received in a Western materialistic culture, and particularly how the Eastern Orthodox theology of 'deification', or participation in the divine, might be good news to those steeped in this culture. The formal response will be from Rev Andre Adefope, PhD candidate at Cliff College.

Timetable for the day

10:45am - those attending onsite arrive and gather for coffee.

11:15am - Zoom call opens for those attending online.

11:20am - the annual Samuel Chadwick lecture, delivered by Dr Ben Pugh.

12:10pm - break.

12:15pm - formal response from Rev Andre Adefope.

12:30pm - opportunity for Q&A.

12:45pm - event ends and Zoom call closes. Those attending onsite are welcome to stay for a complementary lunch.

Register for this event

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please indicate on the form below whether you wish to attend onsite at Cliff College or online. If you are attending onsite and wish to stay for a complementary lunch, please state any dietary requirements so that we can cater for you appropriately.

For any questions or to be added to the Samuel Chadwick Centre mailing list, please contact Ben Pugh on