29th October 2017
Dress Code
Smart Casual
Cohen Quad, Walton Street & Chapel at Exeter College
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Reformation 500

All current and old members of College and their guests, and members of the general public are invited to an afternoon of exploring the Reformation in the 500th Anniversary year. An afternoon of talks and discussion at Cohen Quad will culminate in a special, festal choral evensong with a performance of Bach’s Reformation Cantata, ‘Nun danket alle Gott’.


2.30pm: Registration and coffee in Cohen Quad

3.00pm: Setting the Scene: The Reformation, its Reception then and now (Rev’d Andrew Allen, Chaplain and Official Fellow)

3.45pm: The Reformation at Exeter (Dr John Maddicott, Emeritus Fellow in History)

4.15pm: Music and the Reformation (Prof. Dr Henrike Lahnemann, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern German, University of Oxford)

5.00pm: Refreshments

There will be an exhibition of the College’s Reformation holdings running throughout the afternoon.

6.00pm: Festal Choral Evensong. Exeter’s renowned choir joins with the orchestra of the Oxford Bach Soloists to perform the Reformation Sunday cantata, ‘Nun danket alle Gott’ BWV 192. The preacher will be Bishop Lars Muller-Marienburg, Bishop of Lower Austria

7.00pm: Drinks

This event is part of the UK wide commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation supported by the German Embassy in London