Lincoln Theological Society

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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 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 via

Past Speakers Include:

Lord Harries; Dr Stephen Dawes; Dr Joseph O’Hanlon; Dr Mark Hocknull; Dr Elaine Storkey; Metropolitan Kallistos; Dr Anthony Cane.Trevor Dennis; Anthony Philips; Dr Paula Gooder; Professor Elaine Graham; Dr John Muddiman; Lord Rowan Williams; Lord Griffiths; Professor Mona Siddiqi, Rev. Canon Professor Nicholas Sagovsky, Dr Margaret Barker, The Rev. Canon Professor Richard Burridge

The LTS 2018 Programme of Lectures

Thursday 8 March 2018

Professor Joloyon Mitchell

Passion Plays: “Mysterious Revivals of Religious Drama”

Jolyon Mitchell is Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. He is president of the U.K’s National Association for Theology and Religious Studies and directs a number of interdisciplinary research projects. Educated at  Cambridge, Durham and Edinburgh, Jolyon Mitchell worked as a producer and journalist for the BBC World Service and for Radio 4 before he went to Edinburgh where his teaching and research focuses on religion, violence and  peace building with particular reference to “ The Arts”. Because of his original research  he is in demand as a lecturer all over the world.

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Dr Jonathan Koestle-Cate

‘Modern Stained Glass and Monastic Tradition’

Thursday 18th October 2018

Rev Richard King

‘The Food of Love –Music and Theology’

Details of the Next LTS Lecture

The next LTS lecture is held at Bishop Grosseteste University at 7.30 pm on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Fuller details can be found on the LTS Website at


Tickets £5.00 each are available from Lincoln Cathedral shop, Unicorn Books at Lincoln market, and at the door.

Further Information

Further information on LTS can be found at

This includes comprehensive information on the current LTS programme and past LTS lectures.