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Public Lecture

A New Orientation: Insights from the Poets on What It Means to Turn to Christ

Monday, May 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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Regent's Evening Public Lecture series is back for another summer! Join us in person or online to explore Scripture, theology, culture, and much more with Summer Programs faculty and other exciting speakers.

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About the Lecture

In this talk, poet Malcolm Guite will draw on works by John Donne, C. S. Lewis, and Seamus Heaney, and some of his own poetry, to explore what it means to re-orient our lives back to Christ.

About the Speaker

Malcolm Guite is a former chaplain and Life Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge. He teaches and lectures widely on theology and literature. His publications include Faith, Hope and Poetry (2010); The Singing Bowl: Collected Poems (2013); Waiting on the Word (2015); Parable and Paradox (2016); Mariner (2019), After Prayer (2021), and Lifting the Veil (2021).

Dr. Guite is co-teaching Seasons of Renewal with Steve Bell from May 30 to June 3 as part of Regent’s 2022 Summer Programs.

Format and Attendance

Regent intends to offer this lecture as a live event in the College’s chapel. Under current provincial policies, this event will not require attendees to show proof of vaccination. Please be aware, however, that Regent’s event protocols will follow the guidelines in place on the event date.

This lecture will also be streamed live online, and we look forward to being joined by friends from around the world. A recording will be available for a limited time after the event.

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Speaking at this Event


Malcolm Guite

Chaplain and Teacher (University of Cambridge)

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