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 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).  The title is ‘Unity and Diversity in Europe’ in an examination of religion in public life since 1914.


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

2014 Lecture: “Unity and Diversity in Europe”, Prof. Grace Davie

The Scott Holland Trust is delighted to announce that its 2014 lecture will take place on October 4th at Westminster Abbey. The title is “Unity and Diversity in Europe” and will take the form of three public lectures examining the relationship between religion, politics and society since the outbreak of World War I. The symposium will take place in London at Westminster Abbey to be repeated later in the year in Brussels.

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).