Social Reformers Summer School 2019

Theme: Food, relationships & the environment

The gospel shouldn’t just lead to the transformation of individual lives, it can also have a lasting impact on the wider culture. But how can we see that happen today?

The summer school will inspire you with stories of Christian social reformers from the past, equip you with a biblical strategy and principles for transformation in the present, and help you take steps personally towards becoming a social reformer in the future.

This year’s school will focus on food, relationships & the environment as we explore how to bring a distinctly biblical influence to bear on this complex issue.

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Applications for the 2019 Summer School are now closed.


Taste and see that the Lord is good! Psalm 34:8

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Social Reformers Summer School 2017


Looking at the lives of Wendell Berry (the ‘father of Christian agrarianism’) and Henry Dunant (founder of the Red Cross), we’ll explore what it takes to become a person who makes a lasting impact in society, in line with God’s priorities.


Social justice language is everywhere, but what constitutes a specifically biblical approach to changing society? We consider a biblical and relational framework for social reform, and examine its application in the area of food, relationships and the environment.


Through a comprehensive workshop you will learn how to define a social issue, build a team and design a strategy for leading initiatives that can make a lasting impact for individuals and wider society.

The Summer School includes lectures, workshops, films, group discussions and collaboration, along with a Christian heritage walking tour and a gala dinner.

Some of our 2018 participants at the Gala Dinner


Guest speakers include Peter Bricknell, Dr Brendan Bromwich, Revd Margot Hodson (Director, The John Ray Initiative), Prof Tim Gorringe (author of The Common Good and the Global Emergency), Prof Prabhu Guptara and David Nussbaum (CEO The Elders, formerly CEO WWF).

Feedback from 2018 participants

‘For those interested in learning how they can be social reformers, this is an opportunity to shape your vision and gain inspiration for how to start.’

‘The Summer School is a remarkable investment into your understanding of culture and into your journey to influence it for the kingdom.’

‘Anyone with even the most nebulous questions about being a Christian in the public square should seriously consider going.’


Who is it for?

The Summer School is for people aged between 18 and 40 who are recent graduates, young professionals and others in business, public services or the charity sector.

Westminster College
Westminster College, location for the Summer School


Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0AA


Thursday 18th July, 12.30pm to Sunday 21st July, 12pm


Early bird rate is available until the 21st April 2019

Early Bird£200£100
Full Price£250£150

Residential price includes accommodation for three nights, all meals, tuition fees, study materials, heritage tour and gala dinner. Non-residential rates includes all the above, except accommodation and breakfast.


If you have any further questions regarding the Summer School, please contact Mercedes McGuire at:

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December, 2019

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