Moule Memorial Lectures
The Moule Memorial Lecture Series is our way of honouring Professor C. F. D. ‘Charlie’ Moule, former Vice-Principal of Ridley and Lady Margaret Professor of New Testament for many years in the University of Cambridge Divinity Faculty. Charlie Moule was a wonderful man, a fine pastor and New Testament scholar whose family has been linked with Ridley from the very founding of our College; Charlie’s great uncle Handley Moule was our first Principal. Charlie himself trained here, taught here, served on the Council, and was a wise presence at Ridley during the early years of his retirement. He was a man who combined profound humility, brilliance of mind, dedication of service, and holiness of life. After inspiring generations of Ridleians he died in September 2007 at the age of 98.
The C.F.D. Memorial Lecture series was launched in 2008 by one of Professor Moule’s distinguished students and admirers, the Rt Revd N. T. Wright, former Bishop of Durham. The full line-up over the years has been:
- 2008 Tom Wright
- 2009 Jürgen Moltmann
- 2010 Richard Bauckham
- 2011 Andrew Walls
- 2012 David Bebbington
- 2013 Ruth Padilla De Borst
- 2014 Jeremy Begbie
- 2015 Christopher J H Wright
- 2016 Mouneer Anis
The purpose of the Lecture is to stimulate thinking about the Church’s mission today. Attendance is open to past and present members of the Ridley community, supporters of the College, staff and students in the Divinity Faculty and members of the Cambridge Theological Federation. In 2015 the invitation was broadened to include members of local churches and the general public.
This year’s annual Moule Lecture will be given on Wednesday 7th June by Dr Paula Gooder on the subject ‘Body Matters: Body, Soul and Spirit in the Letters of Paul’.
Recording of the ninth C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture, delivered by the Most Revd Dr Mouneer Anis.
This year’s Moule Memorial Lecture, an annual Ridley event since 2008 commemorating our former Vice-Principal C.F.D. ‘Charlie’ Moule, will take place on 8th June.
The date and speaker for the 2016 C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture has been announced.
This year’s Moule Day was a little different. Instead of hosting it within the grounds of Ridley Hall, we were able to use the Lady Mitchell Hall on the Sidgwick Site of the University of Cambridge which allowed us to invite many more people.
Recording of the eighth C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture, delivered by Christopher Wright.
We've put together a gallery of photos to give a flavour of the 2015 C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture with the Revd Dr Christopher Wright, and the alumni reception that followed it.
Our Moule Memorial Lecture this year will be given by Revd Dr Christopher J H Wright, an alumnus of Ridley and the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. His lecture is entitled “Declare his glory among the nations: Reading the Old Testament for Mission”.
Recording of the seventh C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture, delivered by Jeremy Begbie.
Recording of the sixth C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture, delivered by Ruth Padilla de Borst.