My friend Angus Paddison down at the University of Winchester raised this interesting conference to my attention, so I’m passing it along to you as well:

The Bible: Culture, Community and Society
July 11th – 13th 2011
University of Winchester, Centre for the Study of Theology and Religion

In what ways is the Bible an authority?
How is the Bible to be read in ‘public’?
How does the Bible shape Christian living?

An international conference to explore these questions with the following keynote speakers:

Richard Bell David Fergusson Zoë Bennett
Neil Messer Andrew Bradstock Angus Paddison
Ellen Davis Ben Quash Gavin D’Costa

Open to all: residential and non-residential rates available.

Proposals for short papers from scholars and research students are welcome.

For programme, booking forms and call for papers please visit
or email