Henry Scott Holland: Priest, Theologian and Social Reformer.

The Scott Holland Trust was set up to perpetuate the memory of Henry Scott Holland by way of founding a Holland Lecture on “the theology of the Incarnation and its bearing on the social and economic life of man.”  It has been delivered by many of the most important theological and political thinkers of the twentieth-century including former Archbishops of Canterbury William Temple, Michael Ramsey and Rowan Williams, as well as professors including R.H. Tawney, A.D. Lindsay and D.M. Mackinnon. More recently lecturers have included director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor and the Rt Hon. Frank Field.


The next Scott Holland Lectures will take place at Westminster Abbey on 4th October, 9.30am – 3.00pm, led by Professor Grace Davie, Professor emeritus of Sociology University of Exeter, supported by Professor John Wolffe (Open University) and Professor Hugh McLeod (University of Birmingham). Following the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War the title is ‘Going to War? Exploring Conflict in a Europe of Nations’. The lectures will take the form of an academic symposium held first in the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster abbey in conjunction with the Westminster Abbey Institute as part of their ‘Going to War’ series.  The following week the day will be repeated with additional speakers from the continent at the Chapel of the Resurrection in Brussels.

The Henry Scott Holland Memorial
in St Paul’s Cathedral, London. 

2014 Lecture: “Going to War? Exploring Conflict in a Europe of Nations”, Prof. Grace Davie, Prof. Hugh McLeod, Prof. John Wolffe, Westminster Abbey, 4th October

The Scott Holland Trust is delighted to announce that its 2014 lecture will take place on October 4th at Westminster Abbey. The title is “ Going to War? Exploring Conflict in a Europe of Nations” and will take the form of three public lectures examining various themes relating to World War I. The symposium will take place in London at the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey to be repeated a week later in Brussels at the Chapel of the Resurrection.

The symposium will be led by Professor Grace Davie, Professor emeritus of Sociology University of Exeter, supported by Professor John Wolffe (Open University) and Professor Hugh McLeod (University of Birmingham).