Manchester Wesley Research Centre Announcements/News

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Tuesday 25 November 2014 9:27 am

Dear Friends of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre:Please see the following announcements/news relating to the MWRC:

John Rylands Research Institute-MWRC Joint Visiting Fellowship 

The MWRC is pleased to announce the launch of a new Joint Visiting Fellowship with the John Ryalnds Research Institute aimed to promote research in the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions. The Fellowship offers accommodation and a stipend for up to six weeks. Applications for the summer 2015 Fellowship are due by 15 December. Full details can be found at: 

MWRC Visiting Fellowship 

The MWRC is now inviting applications for our summer 2015 Visiting Fellow Programme. In addition to accommodation we are now offering a modest weekly stipend to the fellowship recipient. Applications are due by 31 January. Details about the programme can be found at: 

Oxford-Manchester Methodist Studies Seminars

The draft programme for the Oxford-Manchester Methodist Studies Seminar on Saturday 6 December 2014 on the campus of Nazarene Theological College (Manchester) is now available at the web address below. There is no cost for attending; however, please ensure that you register in advance. The event will be live-streamed online for anyone who can’t attend in person. For further details, see: 

Wesley and Methodist Studies

Subscriptions for volume 7 (Jan. 2015) are now being taken at: (Our publisher is Penn State University Press; subscriptions are managed by Johns Hopkins University Press.) I have attached to this message a letter with further details about subscribing and the contents of volume 7. 

‘George Whitefield at 300’ Conference (June 2014)

This international conference drew together about 60 scholars at Pembroke College, Oxford in June. A short news story recapping the conference can be found at: Conference organizers (Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones) are gathering together select papers from the conference for publication.

MWRC Annual Lectures

The 2014 MWRC Annual Lecture from Prof Morna Hooker titled ‘Scriptural Holiness: The Wesleys’ Use of Scripture’ was held in June. A video-recording of the lecture can be accessed at:  at: The 2015 lecture will be given by Dr David Rainey (Senior Lecturer in Theology, Nazarene Theological College) on Tuesday 16 June.

MWRC Book Acquisitions 

In addition to our regular book acquisitions, the MWRC collection has recently been expanded by three donations/discounted purchases. Details, including lists of the acquisitions, can be found at: We welcome visits from researchers to the MWRC collection. An appointment should be made in advance of your first visit. 

Other News:

Links to discount order forms, recorded presentations, news and blog stories relating to my book, John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity, can be found at:

The Jonathan Edwards Congress will meeting at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, in August 2015. Information can be found at:

The European Methodist Historical Society Conference will meet from 9-12 September 2015 in Ruse, Bulgaria to examine the topic: ‘Who evangelized Europe? Mission empowered by Methodist Women’. Further information can be obtained from conference chair, Dr Judit Lakatos, by emailing:

Material authored by Page Thomas on ‘John Wesley and his Women Friends’ is available at:


Geordan Hammond,

Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre,

Co-editor of Wesley and Methodist Studies

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