Pianist / Artistic Director: Cordelia Williams

Artist: Sophie Hacker

Poet: Michael Symmons Roberts

Poet: Rowan Williams

Producer: Louise Gaskell

Louise Gaskell works at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) organising the public events programme, including the annual LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival, which explores the interaction between the arts and social sciences.  With a background in English Literature, Louise is passionate about the value of interdisciplinary thinking and the importance of art in communicating ideas.

Ben Quash (King’s College London)

Ben Quash was Chaplain and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and a lecturer in the Cambridge Theological Federation from 1996-1999, then returned to Peterhouse as Dean and Fellow until he came to King’s as Professor of Christianity and the Arts in 2007. His research interests include theological aesthetics (with a particular emphasis on Hans Urs von Balthasar) and literature, drama, the visual arts and music.

Jeremy Begbie (Cambridge University)

Jeremy Begbie specialises in the interface between theology and the arts, and his particular research interest is the interplay between music and theology. The inaugural holder of the Thomas A. Langford Research Professorship in Theology at Duke Divinity School, North Carolina, Professor Begbie is founding Director of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Music. He is Senior Member at Wolfson College Cambridge.

Kindly supported by:
City Music Foundation

In association with:
King’s College London


A year of music, art, poetry and discussion exploring Messiaen's Vingt Regards