The phrase “One People” was coined by Edward Carpenter (then Archdeacon, later Dean of Westminster) in 1965-6. The orations commenced in 1966, the 900th anniversary year of the consecration and dedication of Edward the Confessor’s original church. The orations were intended to make people “think not only of all Christian people but of all mankind”.

Upcoming Lectures

  • 6 November 2017 18:30 The Responsibilities of Democracy

    The One People Oration 2017 will be given by The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, who was Prime Minister from 1990-1997.

past lectures

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