Wouldn't it be nice? University of Winchester public lecture explores social and moral values in contemporary society

31 Jan 2017
Revd Professor Martyn Percy sitting in front of a bookcase

Is 'being nice' going to be good enough for the shaping of future society? 

The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church College, University of Oxford, explores this question in his inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester on Monday 13 February.

In Wouldn't it be nice...?: Virtues, values and variables in a new millennium he draws on case studies taken from film, the media and education, as well as wider social practices, to seek answers to questions such as: how are we to understand social and moral values in a new millennium; is society becoming more liberal or more conservative as a new generation of millennials emerges, and what role might religion play in shaping the moral horizons of the nation? 
The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy writes and teaches on modern ecclesiology. He is a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford and a tutor at Oxford's Saïd Business School. He is also Professor of Theological Education at King's College, London. From 2004-2014 he was Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon.
He has held a number of public roles, serving as a Director of the Advertising Standards Authority, and as an Adjudicator for the Portman Group, the self-regulating body for the alcoholic drinks industry. He has also served as a Commissioner of the Direct Marketing Authority and is an Advisor to the British Board of Film Classification. 
Given by newly appointed professors, Inaugural Lectures​ provide a platform for them to inform academic colleagues, University staff, students and the wider community of their current and future research.
Wouldn't it be nice...?: Virtues, values and variables in a new millennium takes place at 6.30pm on Monday 13 February in The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR.
Refreshments will be served from 6pm. The event ends at approximately 7.30pm.
All are welcome. The event is free to attend but booking is required. To reserve your place, please visit www.winchester.ac.uk/Percy, email public.lectures@winchester.ac.uk, or phone 01962 827578.

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