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Events are open to Fellows and Members of Sion College only.

Who Can Free China? A Sion College Seminar Supper with Roger Garside

Roger Garside’s career has included diplomacy, development banking and capital markets development. He has worked on the frontline of political and economic change in China, the former Soviet Empire and Emerging Markets. As a British diplomat, he served in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution, and again from 1976-9, when Mao died, and Deng launched the Reform Era. He then wrote Coming Alive: China After Mao.

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The Future of a Precarious Church: A Sion College Seminar Supper with the Very Reverend Martyn Percy

The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy is a theologian based in Oxford. From 2004-14 Martyn was the Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, one of the largest Anglican ordination training centres in the world.

Martyn teaches for the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and tutors in the Social Sciences Division and at the Saïd Business School. He writes and teaches in two interrelated arenas: contemporary ecclesiology (specialising in Anglicanism, fundamentalism and new Christian movements) and on practical, pastoral and contextual theology, with significant work on Christianity and contemporary culture.

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The London Library - A Sion College Tour and Reception

One of the world’s leading literary institutions, the London Library was established in 1841 at a time when there were no lending libraries in London and before state-funded libraries existed. Frustrated by being unable to borrow books in London, Thomas Carlyle began gathering support for a lending library and created a founding committee in April 1840 to oversee the work of raising launch funds.

Sion College has arranged a private tour of the Library, with a reception, a display of some of its treasures, and a talk about the history of this remarkable institution.

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The Church in crisis? Clergy navigating social and professional change: A Sion College morning seminar with Gillian Straine, Peter Hobson and Matthew Chinery

Opinion tells us - and statistics confirm - that the Western Church is in decline. Arguably a response from the ‘centre’ has been to place more on the shoulders of parish priests, whilst at the same time reforming the very structures that support such an office.

Sion College is pleased to offer this half day event with an intention to refresh and restore; creating a safe place for sharing experience with the expert advice of those on the frontline of clergy support.

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Evening Visit and Dinner: The Freud Museum

Speaker: James Wilkinson

The Freud Museum in Hampstead is housed in the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis and one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, and his daughter Anna Freud, herself a pioneering child psychoanalyst.

Sion College has arranged a private tour and dinner at the Museum. During dinner there will be a talk by the Revd James Wilkinson, a priest of the Diocese of London and a practising psychoanalyst.

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A Sion College Seminar Supper: What have equality of opportunity and “levelling up” to do with Financial Services?

Speaker: Catherine McGuinness

Financial services are one of the most successful sectors of the UK economy. The value of the sector is obvious in purely financial terms, but how can financial services contribute further to the advancement of opportunities and wellbeing for society as a whole? 

SCatherine McGuinness has been chair of policy at the City of London Corporation since 2017. She is also chair of the independent task force commissioned by HM Treasury and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on socio-economic diversity.

In this seminar supper Catherine McGuinness will outline the Corporation’s work in this area and also the efforts being made through the Taskforce to improve socio-economic diversity at senior levels in the financial services sector.

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ZOOM Evening Seminar: Raising Raphael – a Zoom tour before the National Gallery Exhibition

Speaker: Marc Woodhead

ZOOM Evening Seminar: From Narnia With Love – Why We Need to Revisit Our Roots

Speaker: Angela Tilby

Annual General Meeting and Feast at Fishmongers’ Hall

Speaker: Catherine Fox, Author & Lecturer

Visit: A full-day visit to Bletchley Park with lunch

Family Visit: A family visit and picnic lunch at London Zoo

Founder’s Day: Sion College Lecture at Lambeth Palace

Speaker: Lord Evans, Chair of Parliamentary Committee on Standards in Public Life

Visit: An afternoon at Kew Gardens, with tea

Guided Walk: Whitechapel & Immigration

Speaker: Peter McGearey

Visit: Sister Act at Hammersmith Apollo

Evening Visit and Reception:

The Magic Circle: A tour with a performance

Extended Visit: The Churches of Scotland

ZOOM Evening Seminar: Inclusion in Sport

Speaker: Baroness (Tanni) Grey-Thompson

Afternoon Visit and Dinner: The National Gallery

Speaker: Ayla Lepine

Seminar Supper: L’Arche

Speaker: John Casson, Leader of L’Arche UK

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