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Archbishop to speak at Religion Media Festival
Join us at our 2023 Religion Media Festival as we discuss religion in the media today, with keynote speaker Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Our annual festival features interviews, panel discussions and lively debates, capturing stories and issues from the world of religion which are making the news. Media professionals including journalists and broadcasters have the opportunity to hear new ideas, find new contacts, and explore news stories in greater depth.

Keynote speakers have included Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster; James Harding, former BBC Director of News; Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; and the screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Well-known broadcasters have chaired and taken part in panel discussions.

Previous Lectures


20 September 2022

Professor Linda Woodhead considered the religious landscape of Britain emerging into the 21st century, at our annual lecture on 20 September 2022

25 February 2021

At St Martin-in-the-Fields in February 2020, the Revd Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt argued that Protestantism is now a ‘private hobby’ and its decline threatens the cohesion of the UK. The lecture was followed by Q&A with broadcaster Roger Bolton, and the Revd Dr. Sam Wells.

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