Contemporary Society and Contemporary Religion
The Christ Church Thinktank has been in existence for over 10 years. It draws on speakers from all the churches in the Lewes area. Our speakers provide their services without charge, so our meetings are free and open to all. Whether you go to church or not, join us whenever the topic interests you.
Our meetings are usually held in the church and are also available via Zoom. The format is 45 minutes talk and 45 minutes discussion and our average attendance is about 30. All meetings are from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.
If you would like to attend any of our meetings by Zoom, please email the Church Secretary for further details.
Meeting on Wednesday 18 January at 7.30 pm
Dr Tom Lunt will be speaking on
"Crime and Punishment. What are the alternatives to Prison? "
Tom Lunt worked as a fundraiser for a charity supporting disabled ex-service personnel and then for Christian Aid. After completing his doctorate on trust, democracy, and politics in student learning communities, he was appointed as a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey in 2017. He still works there three days a week. He also works with the Chaplaincy at Lewes Prison on the Sycamore Tree Course on Restorative Justice. He is a member of the Church Council at Christ Church and is training as a Methodist lay preacher. He will examine UK Prisons in relation to those in other jurisdictions and suggest alternatives for responding to social and personal conflict and misbehaviour.