The death of religion and the dawn of a ‘secular’ age have long been foretold.

Some of what has been foretold has come to pass. The church in Britain has certainly declined in size and influence but, equally certainly, it, and religion generally, are far from dead. They may even be resurgent, for good or ill. We will consider what place religion has in contemporary society and what futures there might be for it, drawing on classic secularisation theory and ideas about what it means to be a secular, de-secularised or post-secular society.

This will be a hybrid talk: Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral, and online via Zoom.

Please select how you will be attending when you choose your tickets.

Speaker: Stephen Heap 

Date & Time: Thursday 11 November, 7:30pm-9:00pm 

Cost: £10 (students £6) 

Venue: Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral, and online via Zoom. 

If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive a link to the recording on the day of the event. 

Entry is via the Welcome Centre on Sumpter Yard. This event takes place in the Alban Room on Level 1 of the Chapter House. Step-free access is available via a lift.

No parking is available at the Cathedral. If you require a space for access reasons, please email us in advance.

How to Book: You can book online here using the button below, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the event. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book.

Joining on Zoom on the night

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email after 5pm on the day of the event. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm, please email [email protected] 

If you are accessing this talk via Zoom, participants will need access to a device which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialing in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids.  Please note we cannot guarantee you will see the speaker on the screen if slides are being used. 

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