Free Public Lecture - Flight, fright and rights: what should our response be to the migration crisis?
Thursday 26 May 6pm, Sir James Matthews Building, Guildhall Square Southampton
All staff, students and the general public are welcome to attend this free public lecture, jointly organised by the city parish and Southampton Solent University.
Refreshments will be available.
Zrinka Bralo, Director of Migrants Organise
Zoe Gardner, Communications Officer of Asylum Aid
About the Wilberforce Dialogue public lecture
The Wilberforce Dialogue was established in 2009 by Reverend Dr Julian Davies, city centre parish team leader and University Anglican chaplain, to relate issues of faith to pressing socio-political, geo-economic and intellectual issues of the day.
It is called Wilberforce because of the close links between St Mary's and the area to the Wilberforce family, and dialogue because of the famous exchange between Samuel Wilberforce and T H Huxley over the Origin of the Species in Oxford.
The Wilberforce family challenged the religious, social and political stereotypes of their day: the Victorian St Mary's church was rebuilt by the slave liberator's son Samuel Wilberforce, whereas his grandson Basil was the founder of the Saints and much of Southampton's social welfare provision in the Victorian period.