Lincoln Leads 2019: Should Religion be Modernised?

Lincoln College invites you to attend the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2019.

The Religion seminar in the series explores the question: Shoud Religion be Modernised?

All tickets are free, but must be booked in advance at Eventbrite:

Rev’d Dr Melanie Marshall (Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford)
Tony Price (Priest and Founder of Godspelled)
Grace Heaton (DPhil, History)

Benjamin Musachio (MPhil, Modern Languages)

When: Thursday, 24th January, 5.45 – 7pm. Wine Reception from 5.15pm
Where: Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, Turl St, Oxford


The Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2019 takes place on Thursday evenings during Hilary term at Lincoln College, Oxford. Each panel features an Alumnus/na, a Fellow, and a Student of the College, who will respond to a topical question linked to their research or professional experience. Following a wine reception at 5pm, each seminar will start at 5.45pm, culminating in a lively Q&A session. We have a fantastic group of panellists scheduled for the series, who aim to invite non-specialist audiences into their spheres of expertise. We therefore hope that you are eager to join them in conversation, and learn more about the exciting and diverse research connected to Lincoln.

Please see below for further details of our speakers:

Rev’d Dr Melanie Marshall has been Chaplain of Lincoln since 2015. She is an Oxford classicist by training and did her DPhil at Brasenose College before studying theology at Cambridge and then working as a priest in Chiswick. In her own words, Mel is a modern woman, raised by a 1980s feminist single mum, and an old-fashioned Anglo-Catholic with firm liturgical and theological convictions. She is interested in theological education, renaissance literature, opera, pictures, knitting, cooking and European cities. She LOVES a chance to talk about issues like this one!

Rev Tony Price was born in 1949, grew up in Edmonton, North London and attended Latymer Grammar School, 1960-67. He read Modern Languages (German and French) at Lincoln College, matriculating in 1967. During his finals year, he came to faith and felt the call to ordination. He subsequently trained at Cranmer Hall, Durham, being ordained Deacon in 1979 and Priest in 1980. After serving curacies in the St Albans diocese, (one in St Albans, one in a Bedfordshire industrial village), Rev Price was Vicar in the West Swindon Team (1981-85), before becoming Vicar of Marston and Elsfield in 1991. He retired recently in 2016, and now resides in Thame. He is married to Alison, and can claim a large family of four children and eight grandchildren (six of them girls).

Grace is a first year DPhil candidate in the History Faculty. Grace’s thesis, ‘Smashing the Stained Glass Ceiling: An Exploration of the Campaigns for female ordination in the Church of England, 1968-1994’, endeavours to unite the frequently polarised categories of religion and feminism. Prior to studying at Oxford, Grace read History at the University of York and undertook her Master’s in Modern History at King’s College London.