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Friends of the Angus ‘Opening the Angus’ seminars

Spring 2024

Thursday 11th April 7:30pm ‘The Photographic Archive of the Upoto mission, Congo Free State: Some Reflections on Using Visual Sources to Expand Mission Histories’

Speaker: Dr Amy King

Thursday 18th April 7:30pm ‘Baptist women and the doctrine of universal salvation in seventeenth-century England.’ (sadly this event was cancelled)

Speaker: Dr Sarah Apetrei

Thursday 30th May 7:30pm ‘Life Writing as Spiritual Legacy: Lessons from the Steele Collection.’

Speaker: Dr Cindy Aalders

Autumn 2023

Thursday 19th October 7.30pm ‘Female Missionary – A Challenge for Two Nations’

Speaker: Dr Reid Trulson (author of Charlotte Atlee White Rowe: The Story of America’s First Appointed Woman Missionary, retired Executive Director at American Baptist International Ministries)

Thursday 9th November 7.30pm Finding Spurgeon in the Angus and Beyond

Speaker : Rev Ray Rhodes (Brackney Scholar 2022, author of Susie; The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, Pastor of Grace Community Church of Dawsonville, President of Nourished in the Word Ministries)

Thursday 16th November 7.30pm Joint event with Project Violet Deaconesses: A History Hidden in Plain Sight

Speaker: Revd Dr. Ruth Goldbourne

 Spring 2023

Thursday 18th of May Re-evaluating William Ward’s Early Radicalism: An Archival Reassessment of the 1797 Thelwall Riot in Derby’

Speaker: Landon Adams, Brackney Scholar 2021 (William Carey University, 2015, 2017; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2021)

Autumn 2022

Thursday  26th October Edith Gates. Neglected Pioneer’

Speaker: Rev Dr Chris Voke (Senior Research Fellow of Spurgeon’s College)

Thursday 10th November Charles Spurgeon and Wintering in Menton’

Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford)

Previous Seminars

Summer 2022

Thursday the 30th June ‘William Carey and Botany: A Critical Cosmopolitan – Transnational

Speaker: Professor Saptarshi Mallick(Kolkota University)

Spring 2022

The Opening the Angus seminars this term were:

Thursday 3rd February ‘Pioneering woman – Margaret Jarman from Deaconess to Hermit’ *

Speaker: Rev Dr Keith Jones (President of the Baptist Historical Society)

Thursday 17th February ‘Amnesty International and the rise of human rights activism in post-war Britain

Speaker: Dr Tom Buchanan (Professor of Modern British and European History at the University of Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education)

Thursday 31st March, The Word Became Image: The use of magic lanterns in mission and evangelism by British Baptists

Speaker: Rev Dr Karen Smith

Autumn 2021

The ‘Opening the Angus’ seminars this term were:

Thursday 30 September: Dr Lynn Robson (Regent’s Park College): ‘Bookseller, author, compiler: three women of the Angus Library’.*

Thursday 28 October: Professor Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary University of London): ‘Joseph Angus as moral philosophy tutor at Stepney and Regent’s Park’

Thursday 18 November: Dr Julian Thompson (Regent’s Park College) and Emily Burgoyne (Regent’s Park College): ‘The dark heart of empire: missionaries and Mr Kurtz’*

For details of future seminars, please contact Friends of the Angus using the subject line ‘Opening the Angus’.

Seminars marked with an asterisk can be viewed as recordings on the Angus YouTube channel at

From the blog

9th October 2020

Mantantu Dundulu, N’lemvo. Linguist, pioneer, man of faith.

To celebrate Black History Month, Dr Daniel Gerrard , Lecturer in Medieval History here at Regent’s, is jumping ahead a few centuries from the...
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