The Ethel M Wood lecture
The Ethel M Wood Lecture is a University of London annual lecture which was endowed by Mrs Ethel M. Wood in 1947. It is administered jointly on behalf of the University by the Department of Theology at Heythrop College and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's. Since its foundation in 1947 many distinguished speakers have lectured on topics within the broad field of Biblical Studies. The lectures are designed for students and informed members of the general public.
See here for a downloadable list of titles and speakers for the Ethel M Wood lectures since their beginning.
The Ethel M Wood Lecture 2018
The 2018 Ethel M. Wood Lecture will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 7th February. It will be delivered by Prof. Markus Bockmuehl, Dean Ireland's Professor in the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. Prof. Bockmuehl will be speaking on the topic 'The Presence and Absence of Jesus in the New Testament'.
This years lecture will take place in the Lucas Theatre, King's Building. There will be a reception in the Someset Cafe between 7pm and 8pm after the lecture.
You event is free but you will need to sign up at the Eventbrite page.
The Ethel M Wood Lecture 2017
The 2017 Ethel M. Wood Lecture took place at 18.00 on 17 May 2017 and was delivered by Prof. Dr Thomas Römer, from the Collège de France, Paris. Prof. Römer spoke on the topic ‘The Origin, Function and Disappearance of the Ark of the Covenant According to the Hebrew Bible’.
Originally from Germany, Prof. Römer was Professor for Old Testament Studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, prior to his call to the chair in Paris.
Prof. Römer's has specialised in the study of the Pentateuch, the history of ancient Isrealite religion, and questions of gender and homosexuality in the Hebrew Bible. He is one of the most influential Hebrew Bible/Old Testament scholars of today.
A video of 2017's lecture can be found here.