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Year Lecturer(s) Subject  
2020 Professor Jane Shaw Nonconformists and the Modern Revival of Mysticism Download 2020 lecture
2019 Anne James and Jean Shammi Remembering the Dead: The Role of manuscript Sermons and Sermon Notes in Researching Early Modern Memorial Practice Download 2019 lecture
2018 Dr David Cornick Through Erik Routley’s Eyes: Theology, Ecumenism and Congregationalism in the 1950s and 1960s  Download 2018 lecture
2017 Rev Fleur Houston The Handmaid’s Tale: Ministry, Gender and Power  Download 2017 lecture
2016 Prof Clyde Binfield Platform and Pulpit in Peace and War, 1913-1920  Download 2016 lecture
2015 Rev Dr Peter C Humphreys Dublin Congregationalism: The Rise and Demise of a Dissenting Tradition  Download 2015 lecture
2014 Dr David Ceri Jones George Whitefield and the Revival of Calvinism in Eighteenth Century Britain  Download 2014 lecture
2013 Dr Neil E Allison ‘The Spirit of Cromwell’: Nonconformist Chaplains’ War Ministry and Experience (1914-1918)
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2012 Prof. John Coffey Brethren or Sectaries? Richard Baxter on the Congregationalists  Download 2012 lecture
2011 Rev Dr Janet Wootton Hymnody: A Sung Theology that Changed the World  Download 2011 lecture
2010 Prof. John Briggs Two Congregational Denominations: Baptist and Paedobaptist  Download 2010 lecture
2009 Dr Stephen Orchard Congregationalism and Catholicity  Download 2009 lecture
2008 Dr Elaine Kay ‘A Way of Gospel Obedience’: The Church Meeting in Congregational Tradition and Practice  Download 2008 lecture
2007 Dr Robert Pope Emerging Church: Congregation or Aberration  Download 2007 lecture
2006 Prof. Keith Robbins Foreign Encounters: English Congregationalism, Germany and the United States c.1850-1914  Download 2006 lecture
2005 Dr Chad B Van Dixhoorn A Dat at the Westminster Assembly  Download 2005 lecture
2004 Prof M A Stewart Independency of the Mind in Early Dissent  Download 2004 lecture
2003 Rev Kirsty Thorpe Daughters of Dissent  Download 2003 lecture
2002 Rev Dr David M Thompson The Decline of Congregationalism in the 20th Century  Download 2002 lecture
2001 Rev Dr Paul Blackham Thomas Goodwin: Word and Spirit  Download 2001 lecture
2000 Rev Dr Jack McKelvey Recovering the Book of Revelation  Download 2000 lecture
1999 Rev Dr Alan Argent Isaac Watts: Poet, Thinker, Pastor  Download 1999 lecture
1998 Rev Dr David Hilborn ‘The Words of our Lips’: Language-use in Free Church Worship  Download 1998 lecture
1997 Rev Dr Susan Durber A Prodical Daughter’Posting’ the Bible: Post Structuralism and the Parables  Download 1997 lecture
1996 Dr Clyde Binfield A Congregational Formation: An Edwardian Prime Minister’s Victorian Education  Download 1996 lecture
1995 Rev Barrie D Scopes ‘Fire in the Belly’ : Motivation for Mission in the LMS/CWM over Two Centuries  Download 1995 lecture
1994 Rev Dr John Travell ‘The Necessity of God’: The Message and Ministry of Leslie D. Weatherhead  Download 1994 lecture
1993 Rev Alan Tovey Whatever Happened to the Separatists? A Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Barrow, Greenwood and Penry 1591  Download 1993 lecture
1992 John Creasey The Congregational Library  Download 1992 lecture
1991 Rev Dr Alan P F Sell Rhetoric and Reality: Theological Reflections upon Congregationalism and its Heirs  Download 1991 lecture
1990 Rev Dr Peter C Jupp From Dust to Ashes: The Replacement of Burial by Cremation in England 1840-1867  Download 1990 lecture
1989 Rev Dr Janet Wootton Dissent BC: The Old Testament’s Untold Story  Download 1989 lecture
1988 Rev Dr Colin Gunton The Transcendent Lord: The Spirit and the Church in Calvinist and Cappadocian  Download 1988 lecture
1987 Rev Dr Tudur Jones John Robinson (1576-1625): His Vision of Church Society  Download 1987 lecture