The Moot explores a wide range of topics, from science and religion to faith and politics, and offers an hour of group discussion.
The original Moot was established in 1938 by J. H. Oldham, following an international ecumenical conference on 'Church, Community and State' which had met in Oxford in July 1937. Oldham sought to mobilise a movement of both thought and action engaging with society on the basis of Christian faith. He was joined by a group of distinguished intellectuals, including T.S. Eliot, John Baillie, Donald Mackinnon, Alec Vidler, Michael Polanyi and Karl Mannheim. They continued meeting until 1947, seeking to discern ways of countering the threat of totalitarianism and cultivating a profound Christian humanism. As Michael Polanyi said, these discussions 'changed our lives'.
We will not be having a Moot in Trinity term. This page will be updated with more details about our upcoming Michaelmas Moot nearer the time.