A. N. Wilson to give Blenheim Lecture

The writer A. N. Wilson will be giving the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust (OHCT) Blenheim Lecture at 6.30pm on Wednesday 17th October.

The author, who famously ‘converted’ to atheism before regaining his faith, has produced numerous acclaimed historical biographies and will give a talk entitled Queen Victoria: Liberation Through Heartbreak.

His 2014 biography of Queen Victoria (Victoria: A Life) was extremely well received. The Sunday Times said of it: “This won’t be the last biography of Victoria but it is certainly the most interesting and original in a long time.”

The Chairman of OHCT, Dr Stephen Goss, said: “I’m sure his lecture will bring us new insights and understandings of Victoria, her person and her reign. I do hope to see as many members as possible on the night.

“We are fortunate that the Duke of Marlborough makes this possible for us on a regular basis and, this year, he is hoping to attend in person.

“This is not only a chance for you to meet one another and for the trust to give you its thanks for your support during the past year, it is also a splendid opportunity for you to bring guests and to introduce them to the trust and its work.”

The evening will start at 6.30pm with a reception and a glass of wine, followed by a buffet supper in The Orangery.

The lecture is planned for shortly after 8.15pm and, after questions from the audience, the evening will end by 9.45pm.

Tickets are £35 and you can book online at www.ohct.org.uk/events/ or by contacting Clare Fox by email at [email protected] or phone on 01844 279716 or 07941 717687.