The annual lecture is the most public of our meetings. It is intended to appeal not only to members, but also to others working in libraries and information services, and to the Christian community in general.

Attendance is often relatively high, as subjects are chosen for wide appeal, and sometimes, for their controversial nature. The lecture is usually published in the following issue of Christian Librarian.

The lecture takes place on a Saturday in Autumn each year, and has no settled venue. It has been held in places as diverse as Cardiff, Manchester and Oxford.


Date:6th October
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Belfrey Hall, 52 Stonegate, York
Speaker: Rev. G.P. Taylor, children’s writer and author of the best-selling novels Shadowmancer, Wormwood and Tersias.

More information here:

  • BBC interview with G.P. Taylor.
  • Shadowmancer official site.

2006: Making Words Work

Our lecture last year took place at New Road Baptist Church, Oxford on 21st October. The speaker was the poet and broadcaster Stewart Henderson who spoke about his work and read some of his poems.

Lecture report…

On the morning of the lecture a group of LCF members visited the library of Wycliffe College in Banbury Road.

Visit report…

2008: Preview

Next year’s lecture will be on Saturday 18th October 2008 at the United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester. Paul Valler will be speaking on work-life balance.