Chapel Events: Michaelmas 2023


Throughout Michaelmas Term


Chapel (some exceptions)


Open to all members of the College community.


Sundays in Chapel 6pm: Choral Evensong

Week 1 | Oct 8 - Ways of Knowing ... our Oneness with all things living

The Chaplain welcomes Freshers and opens the new term by encouraging us to tune into the 'knowingness' of the natural world, ourselves, and others. Followed by dinner in Hall for all who attend Evensong.

Week 2 | Oct 15 - Ways of Knowing ... as a Nun in her 30s

Sister Lizzie Ruth CSMV is a Sister of The Community of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, a bus ride south of Oxford. She’s in her late 30s and has a YouTube channel named Anglican Sister Journey. She particularly enjoys helping people encounter God for themselves within the Christian contemplative tradition

Week 3 | Oct 22 - Ways of Knowing, Ways of Learning

Wadham Research Associate Dr Mira Dumbalska explores the ways we learn. How do we come to know? What can experimental psychology teach us about learning?

Week 4 | Oct 29 - Halloween and All Saints: Ways of Knowing

Canon Bruce Kinsey has worked in a variety of educational and medical settings. He has also worked as a therapist for many years. He is intrigued by the impact of the past on the present, and on the healing of memories.

Week 5 | Nov 5 - Practising Ways of Knowing

Chris Cullen works as a mindfulness trainer in the University’s Department of Psychiatry, and a psychotherapist in private practice and with the University Counselling Service.

Week 6 | Nov 12 - Remembrance Sunday

Wadham Fellow Dr Jane Garnett reflects on how history matters.

Week 7 | Nov 19 - Queer Ways of Knowing

What does it mean to be known and seen as queer, by others and ourselves? Felicity Long shares some insights, from rural Lancashire to the Dreaming Spires. Felicity works in the University’s Graduate Admissions and Recruitment team on access programmes to support graduate students from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups to apply to Oxford, and to thrive once here.

Week 8 | Nov 26 - College Carol Service

The College Carol Service followed by mulled wine and mince pies in Hall. Doors open at 5.30 pm for this first come, first seated College tradition of Candlelight Lessons and Carols, show- casing our Chapel Choir and featuring readers from across the College, as we ponder the Christmas story through stories ancient and modern.