[February 16, 2012] U.K. Baptist Conference, July 4-7, ‘Freedom and the Powers: Perspectives from Baptist History’

The Baptist Historical Society Summer School and the Centre for Baptist History and Heritage International Conference at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, UK, are looking at

Subject: ‘Freedom and the Powers: Perspectives from Baptist History

From Wednesday 4 July (evening meal) to Saturday 7 July (lunch-time) 2012

In a conference marking the 400th anniversary of Thomas Helwys’ The Mystery of Iniquity

The main speakers include Prof. John Briggs, Prof. Malcolm Evans on ‘Freedom of Religion: Past, Present, Future’, Revd Canon Dr Michael Bordeaux, Prof. David Killingray on ‘The Revd Dr Theophilus Scholes (1856-1930s): black Baptist critic at the heart of Empire’, Dr Alison Searle on ‘Freedom and the Powers: The Personal and Public Worlds of Baptist Women (1640-80)’, and Dr Toivo Pilli on ‘Baptist Leaders and the Atheistic Powers: A Soviet Estonian Case Study’.

At least twelve short papers will also be presented.

If you wish to offer a short paper please contact Dr Ian Randall, ian.m.randall@gmail.com. There is space for one more short paper.

Full Board, which includes all food and accommodation, is £230.00 for a single room and £210.00 for a double room. A non-refundable £50.00 deposit is required with each booking.

Day attendance, which includes lunch, dinner and refreshment, is £35.00 per day. A non-refundable deposit is required with each booking.

If you are willing to pay extra when you book, the difference will be used to help someone from Eastern Europe attend the conference. Please inform us of the amount and include it in your payment.

Bookings: Contact Rev. Steve Langford either

By email: admin@baptisthistory.clara.co.uk

Or at

4 Springfield Road


Devon EX8 3JX


Tel +44 (0) 1395 265028

Payment can be made either electronically by PayPal (email the above address) or by a cheque made payable to ‘The Baptist Historical Society’, posted to the above address.

Bookings after 1st March 2012 will attract a £10.00 additional fee.