Special Interest Event


Every Spring Christ Church hosts our Special Interest Event, where a group of specialists discuss the chosen topic in a series of lectures during the four day event. Accommodation is provided in buildings of architectural and historical interest which reflect the different centuries since the college's foundation. All meals are included and are prepared under the direction of the college's Executive Head Chef, Chris Simms, and are served in the magnificent Tudor Hall.

In 2017 our topic is 'Royalty and the Reformation' taking place from the Thursday 23rd March to Sunday 26th March, the conference will examine the complicated legacy and trajectory of the English Reformation, through the lens of political power.  How successfully were monarchs able to control their Protestant subjects?  How did they use religion to project an image of authority?  Were their subjects made more or less obedient by their Protestant beliefs?  Under what circumstances could they resist, and indeed succeed? This event gathers together a formidable array of specialist scholars, who will examine the dynamics of royal power in the context of religious change over the course of the Tudor and Stuart periods.  By looking at contemporary art and literature, as well as politics and religious culture, we aim to inform you and entertain you, as we guide you through one of the most striking and unusual phases of English history.

Room Types:

- Single Standard room package - A non ensuite room for one person

- Single En-suite room package - A en-suite room for one person

- Twin Set Standard room package - A non en-suite room for two people

- Twin En-suite room package - A en-suite room for two people

Please note we are using a new ticketing system so exisiting customers will have to create a new account. We apologise for this inconvenience.