The Friends of Mount Athos


Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

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The Second Madingley Conference
Art, Music, and Athonite Monasticism

Madingley Hall is a grand seventeenth-century country house 3 miles west of Cambridge. It belongs to the university and serves as a designated conference centre. With its 50 single rooms and 13 shared (all with en-suite facilities) it provides comfortable accommodation for up to 76 delegates as well as ample car parking in its 7-acre grounds.

Following the success of their first conference in 2003 the Friends of Mount Athos have decided to return to Madingley for a second conference in March 2005. Between dinner on Friday 4 March and lunch on Sunday 6 March there will be a series of seven talks presented by Orthodox theologians and art historians of international renown keen to make their topics accessible to a broadly based audience.

The main speakers will be:
Bishop Kallistos Ware (Oxford)
Professor Ioli Kalavrezou (Cambridge, Mass.)
Abbot Vasileios (Iviron Monastery)
Dr Dimitri Conomos (Oxford)
Aidan Hart (Shropshire)
Dr John Nandris (Londonderry)
Dr Sophia Sotiropoulou (Ormylia)

There will be a framework of Orthodox church services which the non-Orthodox will be welcome to attend.