Save the date: C.F.D. Moule Memorial Lecture on 4th June

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Be Reconcilers!

Alumni and friends of Ridley Hall are invited to join us for the C. F. D. Moule Memorial Lecture, as part of the annual Moule Day gathering, to be held this year on Tuesday 4th June.

Reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel. David Ford and Sarah Snyder explore its urgency, importance and theological dimensions inspired by scripture and informed the experience of reconciliation in this country and around the world.

The programme for the day will begin at 11am and formally close with refreshments at 3.30pm. Tickets will be on sale at Easter, and will include lunch and refreshments.

Your invitation to Moule Day

Postal invitations will be sent out to alumni in April, and others connected to the college are warmly invited to attend. Ensure you receive an invitation by updating your details using our alumni or supporter contact information forms. You can also be the first to be notified when tickets go on sale by following us on facebook, twitter or instagram.

Canon Sarah Snyder

Canon Sarah Snyder is the Archbishop of Canterbury's Advisor for Reconciliation and member of the senior team at Lambeth Palace. A theologian and trained mediator, she worked for many years with communities and senior religious leaders to promote faith-based reconciliation. Canon Snyder previously directed the Cambridge International Summer Schools for faith leaders from conflict zones and is founding director of the Rose Castle Foundation, an international centre of reconciliation, based in Cumbria.

Professor David Ford

Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity at University of Cambridge, Professor David Ford is author of many highly acclaimed books and articles. The founding director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme and co-founder of the Society for Scriptural Reasoning, he is currently working on a commentary of John's gospel and, together with Dr Snyder, on 'A Wisdom of Reconciliation' for Lambeth 2020.

Professor David Ford and Canon Dr Sarah Snyder
Professor David Ford and Canon Dr Sarah Snyder to deliver the 2019 C. F. D. Moule Memorial Lecture

About the C. F. D. 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.