Professor Frances Young - Beyond Words Frances Young is Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, where she held the Edward Cadbury Chair from 1986 to 2005. She taught New Testament and early Christian studies in Birmingham from 1971. She was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1984, and regularly leads worship locally, as well as responding to preaching invitations from various denominations across the country. She has always endeavoured to bridge academia and the life of the churches, engaging particularly in ecumenical activities and conferences, including the World Faith and Order Conference in Santiago di Compostela in 1993. For 45 years she and her husband cared for a son born with profound learning disabilities, now aged 50; Jean Vanier and the L’Arche communities have been an important influence. Among Professor Young’s extensive theological writings are the books ‘Brokeness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality’ and ‘Arthur’s Call: A Journey of Faith in the Face of Severe Learning Disability’. Drinks and canapés will be served from 6.30pm, with the lecture to start at 7.15pm. Tickets are £10 towards the cost of the evening. Online booking has now closed for this lecture. However, you can still attend the event and pay the booking fee on the door. Booking for this event has now closed.