Film: Medlicott Lecture 2023 - Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Published: 9th September 2023

‘Reminding historians about the Church; reminding the Church about history’

The Medlicott Medal is awarded annually for outstanding services and contributions to history. This year the Medal went to renowned historian and author Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch who is currently Professor of the Church at Oxford. His 2008 book History of Christianity: the first three thousand years is the leading authority on the history of the Christian Church and was followed up with a TV series. He was introduced and awarded the medal by former HA President Professor Tony Badger.

Those awarded the medal are asked to give a lecture or talk on an area of their historical scholarship or an area of issue in history that they feel is worthy of special attention. Professor MacCulloch gave a lecture titled ‘Reminding Historians about the Church, reminding the Church about History’. And what a lecture it was! HA Members can now watch it in full below, and also read the script which Professor MacCulloch has kindly given us (downloadable below).

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