Eric Abbott was Dean of Westminster between 1959 and 1974. Previously he was Dean at King's College, London (1945-55), Chaplain to King George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the warden of Keble College, Oxford . The lecture is repeated each year at Keble College. He died in 1983 and was buried in the Abbey’s Nave. A memorial trust was endowed by his friends to provide for an annual lecture on spirituality and the first lecture was held in 1986.

Booklets of the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial lectures can be obtained from King's College London.

Eric Symes Abbott’s The Mystery of the Transfiguration: Seven Meditations can be downloaded as a PDF (964KB)

Upcoming lectures

Details of the 32nd Eric Symes Abbott lecture will be announced in 2017.

Past Lectures

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