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Hello and Welcome

The Lincoln Theological Society was set up in March 2011 with the specific aim of providing an opportunity in Lincoln to hear respected and published theologians of all denominations and faiths.

How We Operate

  • We operate as an ‘open’ society with no actual membership and no specific affiliation to any Church or faith group. Some people who attend claim no religious faith but are interested in the place religion has in society and current thought.
  • There is a small partnership Steering Group that guides the programme and deals with the practicalities needed to support such a programme.
  • We  hold three lectures a year which are held in the excellent Robert Hardy Building at Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln. We are fortunate that The University can offer such excellent facilities including free parking on the Campus.
  • Lectures are open to all people who are interested in the subjects being presented. Our approach encourages lively discussion and debate in a constructive atmosphere.
  • Free entry is offered to those training for Ministry and theological students.
  • Lectures are preceded by a glass of wine or juice at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
  • We have an excellent book stall provided by Unicorn Tree Books.
  • LTS holds a large growing emailing list of people who have expressed an interest in its activities. If you would like to join this list contact: email@lincolntheologicalsociety.net

What’s On

Reflections on all previous LTS lectures can be read by selecting the name of each lecturer at the top of this page.

The LTS 2018 Programme of Lectures

Details of each lecture will be promoted at least a month before each lecture.

Passion Plays – The Mysterious Revivals of Religious Drama
Professor Jolyon Mitchell
Thursday 8 March 7.00 for 7.30

For write-up click link at top or menu (mobile)

From Noirlac to Conques: Modern Stained Glass and Monastic Tradition
Dr Jonathan Koestle-Cate
Wednesday 16 May 7.00 for 7.30

 Since the legal separation of church and state enacted in France in 1905 all artistic commissions for religious buildings built before this date fall under the patrimony of the state. They are public commissions using public budgets, the secular state effectively becoming the principal source and funding for sacred art. ‘The last thirty years have witnessed an extraordinary flourishing of glass art in France, confirming the existence of a sacred art of the state unique in Europe and throughout the world’. But where do the theological and liturgical traditions of the church fit within this cultural renaissance?

This lecture will chart the history of two projects and consider their efficacy as modern manifestations of a monastic tradition of sobriety and restraint.

Dr Jonathan Koestlé-Cate has a background in Fine Art and History of Art, with a specific interest in the uses of contemporary art in religious spaces. He writes regularly for Art and Christianity and other related journals. He is on the editorial board of Art and Christianity and is a trustee for Art and Sacred Places, an organisation committed to sponsoring contemporary art projects in sacred sites. He currently works at Goldsmiths, University of London, as an Associate Lecturer.

The Food of Love – Music and Theology
Rev Richard King
Thursday 18 October 7.00 for 7.30


All Tickets £5.00, including wine or juice and parking, are available from:
Unicorn Tree Books in Lincoln Covered Market: unicornbooks
Lincoln Cathedral Shop: www.lincolncathedralshop.com
And on the door.