Theology Slam

A search for new engaging voices thinking theologically about the contemporary world

The final of Theology Slam took place on 7 March 2019 at St John’s, Hoxton, in central London. 

Three finalists - who were chosen from nearly 75 entries - delivered their talks to an audience of nearly 150 people. The judges praised all the finalists for the quality of their talks, and chose Hannah Malcolm as the winner.

Watch the entire event here:


The three finalists were:

Hannah Barr, 27, a first-year ordinand and Ph.D. student at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. (Theology and #MeToo.).

Watch Hannah’s talk:


Hannah Malcolm, 26, project co-ordinator at God and the Big Bang, an organisation that runs workshops for young people on science and religion. (Theology and the Environment).

Watch Hannah’s talk:


Sara Prats, 23, from Spain, who is studying for a Bachelor degree in divinity at the University of London and for a Master’s at the University of Birmingham. (Theology and Mental Health).

Watch Sara’s talk:

Watch Professor John Swinton’s talk: 

Watch Dr Eve Poole’s talk:


You can also listen to the talks on The Church Times Podcast:

The talks – and responses to questions from the audience and other speakers – were judged by our  esteemed panel: the Revd Dr Isabelle Hamley, Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury; Dr Eve Poole, theologian and Third Church Estates Commissioner; Professor John Swinton, winner of the Michael Ramsey Prize; and Mark Greene, executive director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

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Theology Slam is a collaborative event by LICC, Church Times, SCM Press, and the Community of St Anselm.


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