The full title of this talk is 'Inspired by Henry Martyn: Cambridge Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries', with an optional visit to Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide afterwards. This is a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month at 11am in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30 am. Full details of each lecture are normally given three weeks in advance.
Philip Saunders is the speaker. He worked for Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies from 1976 to 2013. His early years he were mainly directed towards user services, but in his last post as Principal Archivist he was responsible for repository, collections and conservation issues and for major cataloguing projects. Since leaving the County Council he has worked for The National Archives and done some consultancy work. Since 2015 he has been archivist to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. He'll be telling us about this as part of his talk.
The topics of forthcoming lectures in 2017:
9th March - Alison Dickens, "Archaeology in Cambridgeshire".
6th April - Patrick Cook, "Roman East Anglia".
11th May - Mike Petty, "Reflections on discovering Cambridge's past".
8th June - Geoff Dumbreck, "On the Edge of Europe: a Journey to the Faroes".
13th July - Max Kramer, "The other Ezekiel: a Greek tragedy".