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Regents Park College Oxford

March 2014

In honour of World Poetry Day – Sacred Songs and Solos

Sacred Songs and Solos was a revolution in hymnody when it first appeared.  It was one of the first hymnbooks to transcend the confines of the standard metrical tunes which could be fitted to most hymns to some extent. Metrical hymn singing was not always without embarrassment: an elderly friend once recounted the occasion when… Read more »

Eccentric Preachers

Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), the charismatic and prolific Baptist author, first published this petite volume in 1879. The Angus holds the 1888 edition, published as part of “Spurgeon’s Shilling Series” and only 12.5cm high. Spurgeon does not see the charge of eccentricity as necessarily a negative one: Now I am free to admit that the word… Read more »

From the blog

7th October 2015

Escaping to 1896 India…

It’s been a very busy few days here at Regent’s Park College.  All our new students have arrived and there is a much busier,...
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