David Carson Shaw Exhibition

DavidCarsonShawExhibition of paintings in the Sarum College Common Room representing images from civilisations and cultures past and present.

David Carson Shaw studied Fine art at Sheffield and Munich, and is a fellow of the Royal society of Arts. In his representation of images from civilizations and cultures past and present, he includes allusions, memories and fragments, always aware of the divide between permanence and the fleeting nature of the passage of time.

The exhibition is free and open daily from Saturday 2 August until the end of August.


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Salisbury Field

Salisbury Field

Three-day event by Sarum College in association with Greenbelt.

Music, Imagination, Politics and Faith
Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June 2015 in Salisbury, Wiltshire

The event spans three days with two nights camping in Salisbury on the Friday and Saturday. The programme has been designed especially for those aged 18 to 25.

More details will be provided this Autumn. If you wish to receive further information please sign up to our mailing list below.



George Herbert at Sarum College Library

LibraryWe are expecting a lot of interest in George Herbert over the next few days as Sarum College is hosting some of the Festival events.

If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Rector of Bemerton’, we have an extensive collection of books, including:

  • Biographies of George Herbert
  • ‘The clergyman’s instructor, or a collection of tracts on the ministerial duties’ (1827)
  • Collections of George Herbert’s works dating from 1853 onwards
  • Various copies of ‘The Temple’ and ‘The Country Parson’
  • The complete English poems
  • Books and MA dissertations examining the theology and spirituality of George Herbert’s writings

These will be on display in Sarum College Library throughout the Festival.

To borrow any of our books, join the Library during the Festival for the special price of £30 for your first year’s membership (usually £50).

For more information about the George Herbert Festival 2014, visit www.georgeherbert.org.uk.

A Place for Hearing the Poets

I guess I’ve asked this before, with Barbara Brown Taylor: What is saving your life today? What, in the here and now, is helping you to work out your own salvation? What things remind us that God is working in us?

As a jazz lover, I would reply, ‘Today it is Theolonius Monk’s piano technique that creates spaces where others see none.’ But also, poetry. I do recommend receiving a daily poem with your email. The one I use is The Writer’s Almanac. You can find it at writersalmanac.publicradio.org.