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Provost Derek Hole Annual lecture 2017

20 November 2017 — 20 November 2017 Leicester, University of

Reverend Canon Dr Giles Fraser to deliver lecture on Theology and Refugees

Church of England Priest, journalist and broadcaster Giles Fraser will conduct this year’s Derek Hole lecture at University of Leicester on 20 November

An upcoming free public lecture at the University of Leicester will discuss a religious stance on refugees on 20 November.

Each year, the University of Leicester hosts a Church of England themed lecture, which is funded by the Very Reverend Derek Hole, former Provost of Leicester Cathedral.

This year’s Derek Hole lecture at the University of Leicester, entitled "Theology and Refugees: some thoughts and reflections", is to be delivered by Church of England priest, journalist and broadcaster the Reverend Canon Dr Giles Fraser.

Writer of the Guardian’s ‘Loose canon’ column and panellist on Radio 4's The Moral Maze, Reverend Giles Fraser is renowned for his explorations of both biblical and practical aspects of the refugee crisis.

Reverend Giles Fraser is priest-in-charge at St Mary's Newington in south London and former Canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

The lecture will be held in the University of Leicester’s Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1 on Monday 20 November, commencing at 6.00pm. The event is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public.

The Provost Derek Hole said: “I am delighted that Canon Giles Fraser who is the priest-in-charge of St Mary Newington at the Elephant and Castle, South London has accepted the President and Vice-Chancellor’s invitation to give my Lecture this year.

“His subject is Theology and Refugees’. Canon Fraser is a columnist for The Guardian, a panelist on Radio 4’s ‘The Moral Maze’ and is often heard on ‘Thought for the Day’. He is among the most well-known clergy in the Church of England.”

Guests should register for free tickets via Eventbrite here:

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