Stephen Cherry | Unforgivable? Exploring the Limits of Forgiveness
Sat 20 Apr 2024 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stephen Cherry, Dean of King’s College Cambridge, considers the place of forgiveness in a troubled world. In recent decades, forgiveness has been promoted in situations ranging from therapy to politics, and at times advocated in the aftermath of abuse and atrocity. Not everyone is impressed.
Francis Spufford joins Stephen for what is sure to be a thoughtful and inspirational conversation about the limits of forgiveness.
Venue: Old Divinity School
Duration: 1 hour
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Dr Stephen Cherry is the Dean at King’s College, Cambridge and is well known for presiding over the annual broadcast carol services from King’s College Chapel enjoyed by millions around the world. He is the author of Thy Will Be Done, Healing Agony, The Dark Side of the Soul and Barefoot Disciple.
Francis Spufford is the author of five highly praised works of non-fiction, most frequently described by reviewers as either ‘bizarre’ or ‘brilliant’, and usually as both. His debut novel Golden Hill won the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize and was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Debut Novel of the Year. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London and lives near Cambridge.