This Lincoln Leads instalment debates a long standing historical inquiry: 'Is revolution always about religion?'
Our panel discussion starts with Dr Sam Brewitt-Taylor (Lincoln Derby Fellow), a historian focused on the 1960s Cultural Revolution in Britain, whose first article on the role of Christians in inventing 'secularization', won the 2012 Duncan Tanner Prize. George Artley (3rd year DPhil) approaches the question by looking back to the Glorious Revolution, and the role of religion in the political upheavals in Britain during the 17th Century. Finally we hear from alumnus Richard Spencer (1984, Middle East Correspondent at The Times) who has travelled extensively in the Middle East as a correspondent for The Telegraph and now The Times. He discusses Aleppo as the connection between social change and sectarianism in the war in Syria.
'Lincoln Leads' is a seminar series designed to foster conversation between Lincoln's common rooms and alumni, as well as to showcase the exceptional research taking place in the College.