Afresh in Each Generation


Wycliffe Hall has set itself the (modest) task of fostering a New Renaissance of Christian Scholarship and Culture. One of the key slogans of the Italian Renaissance was Ad Fontes – back to the sources. We want our new Renaissance to go back to the sources as well – attending carefully to the Greco-Roman sources which so shaped the western imagination, but also going back to the biblical sources that did so much to defuse and humanise that pagan heritage. As our society increasingly seeks to distance itself from its biblical influences, a return to the biblical sources could not be more timely. 

John Wycliffe, whose 700th birthday we are celebrating in 2024, was someone who insisted on, and who epitomises, that return to those foundational sources. He was responsible for the first full translation of the Bible into the English of his day, allowing the Bible to speak afresh in the fourteenth century. 

But in every century, the Church has the task of translating its message into the language and thought forms of its generation. How do we so articulate Christian faith as to give it traction in the twenty-first century, and make clear to our contemporaries its sane and humanising character? This Summer School seeks to equip us to proclaim the Christian gospel afresh in our generation, so as to reverse the decline of the Church and to bring reintegration and hope to our society. We hope you’ll join us!


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The Right Revd Prof N T Wright 

N T Wright is one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars and a world authority on the apostle Paul.  He is the author of over 80 academic and lay-level books.  N T Wright served as Bishop of Durham from 2003 to 2010, when he became Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews.  He is now Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford.








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The Revd Dr Michael Lloyd

Michael Lloyd is the Principal of Wycliffe Hall and was formerly the chaplain at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford and the Chaplain and Director of Studies in Theology at Christ’s College, Cambridge University. Dr Lloyd has taught theology and doctrine at the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and St Paul’s Theological Centre, London. He has published the popular introduction Café Theology and has co-written Image Bearers with Rachel Atkinson. He has a particular interest in the problem of evil - and an inexplicable love of cricket.






More speakers to be announced shortly.


Relax after lectures and join us to discover Oxford and the surrounding area:

  • Discover Reformation Oxford on a guided walking tour
  • Spend a day in Bath, the Roman spa town that later became the inspiration for Jane Austen's novels
  • Explore Kenilworth Castle, a medieval fortress later transformed into an Elizabethan palace
  • Celebrate at the Gala Dinner
  • End the week punting on the river in Oxford

Excursions are subject to change.



Registration fees

Full delegate fee: US$1950

The delegate fee includes admission to all morning teaching, four afternoon excursions, including admission fees to historic/cultural sites visited with the group, lunches Monday - Friday, a welcome dinner on Sunday and the Gala Dinner on Thursday.  It does not include accommodation, which can be booked separately at Wycliffe Hall or elsewhere, travel to/from Oxford or other meals.  UK VAT is included in the fee.


Cancellation policy

A non-refundable deposit of US$487.50 (25% of the total registration fee) is due on booking. Full payment can be made if preferred.  If only the deposit is paid, the balance is due by 15 April 2024.  Cancellations may be made by emailing us on until 15 April 2024 for a refund of any amount paid above the deposit.