The Reverend Canon Angela Tilby to speak on ‘Work, Wealth and Human Flourishing’

Posted by er134 at Nov 25, 2015 10:35 AM |
Provost Derek Hole Annual Lecture to be hosted at University of Leicester on Thursday 3 December 2015

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 25 November 2015

The Reverend Canon Angela Tilby is to discuss ‘Work, Wealth and Human Flourishing’ at a free public lecture at the University of Leicester.

She will present this year’s Provost Derek Hole Annual Lecture which will take place in the Rattray Lecture Theatre on Thursday 3 December at 5.30pm and is free and open to the public.

Her lecture, ‘Work, Wealth and Human Flourishing' will discuss how the Christian spiritual tradition has shaped attitudes and values in very diverse ways, which is seen reflected in rival political and economic systems. Angela Tilby suggests that this dynamic and open tradition still has resources to help us shape our society towards the ‘good’ life.

Tilby is an author and Anglican priest, and Diocesan Canon at Christ Church, Oxford. Before ordination, she spent 22 years as a producer within the BBC's Religious Department and has made regular appearances on television and radio, including ‘Thought for the Day’ on BBC Radio 4.

At a service at St Paul's in 2004 recognising 10 years of women in the priesthood, Tilby's sermon stated that “Women priests have not unhinged the church”. In an opinion piece in The Times, journalist Anthony Howard CBE stated that the sermon showed that Tilby “is the equal of, if not the superior to, most men currently sitting on the episcopal bench”.

Tilby said: “The Christian spiritual tradition does not dictate to you how you should live your life, or how societies should organise themselves. But it does points in directions which are potentially fruitful, as much for our time as for the past.”

Previous Provost Derek Hole lectures have been given by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Bishop of Leicester Tim Stevens, Ann Widdecombe and The Very Reverend Vincent Nichols.

Provost Derek Hole said: “I am always impressed by Angela Tilby’s Christian message when she broadcasts on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Though for the Day’.  The articles that she writes for the Church Times are interesting, pertinent and though-provoking.

“I’m delighted that she has accepted my invitation to present this year’s lecture.”

The lecture will take place in the Rattray Lecture Theatre on Thursday 3 December 2015 at 5.30pm. Entry is free and open to all. A reception will follow at 6.30pm in the City Lounge on the first floor of the Charles Wilson building.

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