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Regents Park College Oxford

Friends of the Angus ‘Opening the Angus’ seminars

Upcoming seminars

 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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