Wednesday 18th January, 2017
Dr Williams's Library Seminar Series
The Lecture Hall, Dr Williams's Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR
'A Northern Headmaster and religion: Sunday evenings at Silcoates School’
Sydney H. Moore was Headmaster of Silcoates, a school near Wakefield founded to educate the sons of Congregational ministers. He was a linguist. French, German, and Spanish were his languages. A London graduate, he had studied at French and German universities. Silcoates was a small school, always short of funds; Moore was a big, perhaps a great, headmaster. He knew the Free Church School scene. He had previously taught at Bishop's Stortford College and Eltham College, the latter founded for the sons of missionaries. He was at Silcoates from the end of the First World War to the middle of the Second World War. In 1928 he published Silcoates Sunday Evenings, twenty 'Talks about Religion with his Senior Boys'. This seminar paper reflects on those talks.
Emeritus Professor Clyde Binfield, Sheffield
Emeritus Professor Clyde Binfield
Clyde Binfield is Emeritus Professor in History at the University of Sheffield. His publications have concentrated on nonconformist history, in particular its social, cultural, and political contexts, from the late eighteenth century to the mid twentieth century. He edited the Journal of the United Reformed Church History Society, first as co-editor 1976-85, then as editor until 2012. He has contributed to edited volumes, journals, and occasional publications, most recently 'Garden City Religion: The Free Churches of Letchworth and Welwyn', Building the Church: The Chapels Society Journal (2016). He has a particular interest in nonconformist architecture.