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Save the Date!

CHF Biennial Conference, 9th-11th April, 2019
All Nations Christian College, Ware, Herts.

Speakers and topics will include

  • Prof David Bebbington (Stirling) Supporting Missions
  • Prof John Coffey (Leicester) John Newton and slavery abolitionism
  • Sam Jeffery (King's Coll., London) New Frontiers and British Restorationism
  • Grant Masom (Oxford) Engaging with secular culture, 1919 onwards
  • John Usher (Roehampton) Arthur Polhill of the Cambridge Seven
  • Prof John Wolffe (The Open University) Varieties of Martyrdom since 1914

Further offers of papers are still welcome and should be sent to John Wolffe ( as soon as possible. They can be on any subject relating to the interface between Christianity and history, but we would particularly welcome papers relating to the aftermath and long term impact of the First World War, or to Christianity and the politics of identity.

The full cost of the conference will be around £135, with part residence and non-residential options available. Discounts will be given to postgraduate students and to those presenting papers. Full details and a booking form will be posted on this website in mid-February. In the meantime please address enquiries regarding costs and domestic arrangements to Rob Collins ( and those regarding the academic programme to John Wolffe (