Talks & Readings


Slide1Monday, 23 March, 6:00 p.m. – New Orleans, Louisiana A reading from BAND OF ANGELS, with book-signing afterward. (Copies of the book will be available for purchase.) 

Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, LA 70115


Wednesday, 25 March at 12 noon – Tuscaloosa, Alabama Lunch-time talk on ‘Martyrdom and Religious Violence: Ancient Problems, Modern Parallels’          Department of Religious Studies 212 Manly Hall, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

Thursday, 26 March, 4 p.m. – Birmingham, Alabama  A reading from BAND OF ANGELS, with book-signing afterward.  (Copies of the book will be available to buy at the reception.)  The Alabama Booksmith, 2626 19th Place South, Homewood, AL 35209

Robin Jensen's Bardo Portrait otorFriday, 27 March, 4:00 p.m. – Nashville, Tennessee Public Lecture : ‘Virgins, Mothers, and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Africa’, with reception afterward. (Copies of BAND OF ANGELS will be available for purchase.)  Vanderbilt Divinity School  

Monday, 30 March, 5:00 p.m. – Spartanburg, South Carolina A reading from BAND OF ANGELS, with book-signing afterward. (Copies of the book will be available for purchase.) Hub City Writers Project, Bookshop & Press, 186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

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Wednesday, 1 April, 7:30 pm. – Richmond, Virginia I will be giving the 22nd Annual Blake Lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University, entitled ‘The “Other” Apostles: Women in the Early Christian World’, with reception afterward. (Copies of BAND OF ANGELS will be available for purchase.)  Grace Street Theater, 932 Grace Street, Richmond 

Thursday, 23 April, 6:30 p.m. – Blackburn Conversation evening at Blackburn Cathedral with Canon Dr. Ian Stockton and Anjum Anwar (Copies of BAND OF ANGELS will be available for purchase.) Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn

BAND%20OF%20ANGLES%20FINAL-3Friday, 24 April – Moffat (Dumfries and Galloway) A reading from BAND OF ANGELS, with reception and book-signing afterward. (Copies of the book will be available for purchase.) 24 April 2015, 6:30 for 7:00 p.m. – St John the Evangelist Church, Burnside Road, MOFFAT, DG10 9DX

Sunday, 26 April, 5 p.m.  – Oxford I will be preaching as part of Exeter College Chapel Evensong.  Exeter College, Oxford All are welcome – there is no need to be a practising (or even nominal!) Christian. 



Saturday, 12 April – Glasgow As part of the “Aye, Write!” festival, I will be giving a talk in Glasgow on 12 April. Do come along if you are in the area! “Historians, Invisible Women, and the World of Stories” – 12 April 2014, 12 Noon – Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN – Click here for tickets (£8)

Kate’s Public Talks and Readings – Autumn 2013

FAITH, LOVE, AND NARRATIVEThursday, 12 September at 6 pm – London   Faith, Hope, and Narrative‘ – joint reading with novelist Sophie Hardach (Of Love and Other Wars; The Registrar’s Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages). Waterstones Covent Garden, 9-13 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9BA

Saturday, 2 November – Cambridge – HEFFERS CLASSICS FESTIVAL Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge (

Wednesday, 6 November at 12:30 pm – Oxford Book Launch for BAND OF ANGELS: THE FORGOTTEN WORLD OF EARLY CHRISTIAN WOMEN. Roundtable Dicussion: ‘Historians, invisible women and the world of stories’ with Prof Kate Cooper, Dr Bettany Hughes, Dr Selina Todd and Prof Tim Whitmarsh. Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities, The Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road. Lunch will be provided. All welcome.

Friday, 15 November at 6:30 PM – Athens, GA Public Lecture, “The Women of Early Christian North Africa”, 101 Miller Learning Center, University of Georgia. Reception afterwards at Miller Learning Center 4th floor Rotunda; signed copies of Band of Angels will be available.

Sunday, 17 November at 7:00 PM – Washington, DC Reading/Q & A, St John’s Gerogetown Episcopal Church, 3240 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Band of Angels GTS posterMonday, 18 November at 6:30 PM – New York City (refreshments from 6:00) “The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women” – Kate in conversation with Deirdre Good, Academic Dean, General Theological Seminary. Seabury Auditorium, General Theological Seminary, 440 West 21st Street, NYC 10011. For further info contact

Tuesday, 19 November at 6:30 PM – Richmond, VA Reading/Q & A, Fountain Bookstore 1312 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

Wednesday, 20 November at 7:00 PM – Durham, NC Reading/Q & A, The Regulator Bookshop,720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

Thursday, 21 November at 7:30 PM – Raleigh, NC Reading/Q &A, Quail RIdge Books, 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607

Thursday, 28 November at 7:00 PM – Oxford (UK)  Reading/Q & A, Blackwells, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ


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