Recorded Events

Since its inception in 2009, and before, when the late Georgie Simpson worked as a voluntary Associate Priest at St Giles, she and OCSG organised over 80 talks by influential speakers in a series of Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles.
Since 2012, many of these have been recorded and posted on Youtube -
To see recordings of past Lunchtime Talks click here:: [ Lunchtime Talks - new link created  Nov 2020 
his link has kindly been revived by Revd Daniel Walters, to whom we are most grateful.

To see recordings of past Reflective Study Days and other events: Please click on the links below

23/10/2021 'St Teresa and the Garden of our Souls' a Zoom/attended event led by Sister Claire-Louise SLG.
           two 45 minute talks with a break in-between, hosted by Revd Anthony Buckley, and held at St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford.

10/07/2021 'D H Lawrence - the poet revealed' a Zoom/attended event led by Professor Valentine Cunningham.
Two one-hour talks with a break in-between, hosted by Revd Anthony Buckley, Vicar of St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford.                    
01/05/2021 'Saving Beauty: cultivating an abundant heart at a time of pandemic' - A Zoom event led by Mark S Burrows.
                       Two one-hour talks with a break in-between, hosted by Revd Anthony Buckley, Vicar of St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford.

13/02/2021 'How the Light Gets In'  A Zoom event led by Angela Tilby
Two 50 minute talks with a 20 minute break in-between, hosted by Revd Anthony Buckley, Vicar of St Michael at the North Gate, Oxford.

21/02/2020 'Innocence & Experience: William Blake's Spiritual Vision'
                      led by Grevel Lindop
                      Blake 1 - opening session - we regret subsequent sessions were not adequately recorded for technical reasons

19/10/2019  'Exploring John Bunyan's Journeys' led by Dr Roger Pooley and Professor Valentine Cunningham
                      Bunyan 1 - 'The Pilgrim's Progress as a spiritual classic' (RP)
                      Bunyan 2 - 'John Bunyan's Reading Way' (VC)
                      Bunyan 3 - 'Fear and Grace' (RP)
Youtube link to Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 conducted by the composer, with 1940s & 50s scenes.  This symphony includes themes from VW's Pilgrim's Progress Opera.
Youtube link to short preview of Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress opera performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.  These links start with adverts.

04/05/2019  'Reasons of the Heart: Exploring the Spiritual Wisdom of Meister Eckhart' led by Prof Mark S Burrows
                      Eckhart 1 - Who is Meister Eckhart? & Letting Go (Gelassenheit)
                      Eckhart 2 - The Inner Spark
                      Eckhart 3 - Without Why                 

 25/10/2018  'An Evening with Laurence Freeman OSB: Christian Meditation in a Secular Age - Rediscovering faith and belief'
                    The Talk and short meditation

20/10/2018  'The Song of Songs, through Word, Music & Silence' - led by Revd Graeme Watson
                     Theme 1 - Longing for Love
                     Theme 2 - The Elusive Lover
                     'Just' by David Lang [link to Youtube MP3 (opens with advert)]
                     Chagall's 'Song of Songs' Images [Link to Youtube video]
                     Theme 3 - The Heart Awake
                     Musical Interlude
                     Theme 4 - Love is Strong as Death

24/03/2018  'Christ in the Wilderness' - reflections on the work of Stanley Spencer led by Bishop Stephen Cotterell
                      Talk 1 [1:00 hr]
                      Talk 2 [31 min]
                      Talk 3 [54 min]
                 The fourth session was not recorded

25/02/2017    Caravaggio: genius & rebel:  We regret it was not possible to record
                       the session given by Fr Geoff Wheaton SJ due to copyright issues. 
                       However we were able to record the
                         Musical Interlude given by Matthew Faulk on the Theorbo, accompanied by Andrew Grant.

12/11/2016    The Golden Age of 18th Century Hymn Writers, led by Professsor Valentine Cunningham.
                         Session 1  Valentine Cunningham  [1hr 11mins]
                         Session 2  Georgie Simpson - reflections  [15mins]
                         Session 3  Valentine Cunningham  [1hr 7mins]
                         Session 4  Georgie Simpson - reflections  [14mins] 

14/04/2016    Bandits & Camel Drivers: the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers,
                        led by Fr Brendan Thomas, of Belmont Abbey, Hereford.
                        Session 1  [42mins]   
                        Session 2  [44mins]
                        Session 3  [46mins]    
                        Session 4 (Reflections)  [45mins]

31/10/2015    Mysticism & Poetry in the 17th Century, led by Dr Carl Schmidt
                        Session 1 (Carl Schmidt)     [1hr 18mins]
                        Session 2 (Matthew Faulk instruments
                                         & Betty Mahkeninski Soprano) [17mins]
                                        This session is no longer available (05/04/20)
                                        as requested by the singer
                        Session 3 (Reflections led by Revd Georgie Simpson)    [23min]
                        Session 4 (Carl Schmidt)  [58mins]

30/09/2015    Teresa of Avila, led by Dr Peter Tyler and Julienne McLean
                         Session 1 (Peter Tyler) [1hr]   
                         Session 2 (Peter Tyler)   [45mins]
                         Session 3 (Matthew Faulk - Lute)  [18mins]
                         Session 4 (Julienne McLean)  [45mins]  
                         Session 5 (Julienne McLean)  [56mins]

29/11/2014     Service of Blessing with Sermon by Rt Revd Rowan Williams  [55mins]