The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH)

Promoting historic links between Oxford Brookes University and the Methodist Church through archives, artworks, publications and research.

Welcome to the OCMCH

For all the latest news from the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH). The OCMCH promotes historic links between Oxford Brookes University and the Methodist Church through archives, … Continue reading

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OCMCH Events

This page features information about upcoming OCMCH events – please check back regularly for updates on events coordinated by the OCMCH, and the activities of the staff  and associates of the Centre. … Continue reading

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Research – Dr Clive Norris writes on early Methodist financing.

This post is featured on the LSE Business Review blog at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2017/05/16/sophisticated-financial-management-underpinned-18th-century-methodism/ ‘Are our people good economists?’ the Methodist leader John Wesley asked his assembled preachers in 1765. He continued: … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Archives and Library – Kingsley Barrett Papers

Dr Jane Platt, Visiting Research Fellow, writes on an aspect of her work cataloging papers related to the Anglican-Methodist Union talks. Charles Kingsley Barrett, Professor of Divinity at Durham University … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – 2017 Wesley Lecture Announced

The 2017 Annual Wesley Lecture will take place at 5pm on Tuesday 23 May at Lincoln College, Oxford. The Wesley Lecturer for 2017 will be Grayson Ditchfield, Emeritus Professor of History at the … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – OCMCH Director Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

On 30 March, Professor William Gibson, Director of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, was elected as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. The Society … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – Spiritual Networks Conference Religion in Literature and the Arts, 1700 to the Present: Halle-Wittenburg, 18-20 May 2017

The conference addresses the forms of significant spiritual networks that have characterised the literatures and cultures from the Enlightenment to the present. The Christian religion and its diverging forms and … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research – Conference on Thomas Frederick Tout, historian: 9-10 June 2017

Thomas Frederick Tout was a remarkable medieval historian who forged the distinctive and distinguished history school at Manchester University in the early years of the twentieth century. His own research … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – Ecclesiastical History Colloquium announced: 22 June 2017

The programme for the annual Ecclesiastical History Colloquium at Oxford Brookes University has just been announced. The colloquium will meet on 22 June 2017 at Harcourt Hill. The programme is: … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – Westminster College ‘Student Archivist’, 1973

During ongoing work to organise and list previously uncatalogued material in the Westminster College Archives, documents have been discovered which shed significant light on the ways in which evidence of … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – Seminar on Sex and the Church in the Eighteenth Century

Professors Joanne Begiato and William Gibson, co-authors of the forthcoming Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century (to be published by I.B. Tauris next month) are speaking on the … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Events – Methodist Studies seminar at Oxford Brookes University

On Saturday 3 December 2016 the bi-annual Methodist Studies Seminar (held in conjunction with the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, the Wesley Studies Centre of St John’s College, Durham, Wesley House … Continue reading

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