Russia: Lessons and Legacy –
The Alexander Men Conference 2012

Friday 14 September

19:00 Conference Welcome Reception, Moffat House Hotel (drinks and nibbles)

Welcome; To the conference Elizabeth Roberts, To Moffat Jean Purves, Chair Comm Council, To Region, D&G Council representative.

An Introduction to Fr Alexander by Dr Ekaterina Genieva OBE

Screening of Fr Alexander Men Films

21.00 Ends

Saturday 15 September

09:30 Coffee and registration. Moffat House Hotel

09:45 – 11:00 The Life and Significance of Alexander Men (1)
Chair; Dr Ekaterina Genevia
Main Speaker; Professor Wallace L. Daniel Alexander Men in Siberia:The Formation of a Priest
Panel; Fr Viktor Grigorienko and Canon Michael Bourdeaux

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.30 The Life and Significance of Alexander Men (2)
Chair; Dr Ekaterina Genevia
Main Speaker; Canon Michael Bourdeaux
Panel; Professor Wallace L. Daniel and Fr Viktor Grigorienko

12:30 – 14:00 Informal opportunity to explore Moffat’s attractions, cafes and shops

14:00 – 15:30 Christianity, Contemporary Culture and Society (1)
Chair: Dr Ann Shukman
Main Speaker; John Lloyd After the Great Terror, the Great Silence
Panel; Canon Michael Bourdeaux, Irana Kirillova and Bishop Seraphim Sigrist

15.30 – 15.45 Tea Break

15.45 – 17.00 Christianity, Contemporary Culture and Society (2)
Chair: Dr Ann Shukman
Main Speaker; Irana Kirillova Father Alexander: A Priest for our Time
Panel; John Lloyd, Canon Michael Bourdeax and Biship Seraphim Sigrist

19:00 Conference Dinner, Moffat House Hotel

Host and Grace; Dr Donald Smith

Address; Bishop Seraphim Sigrist ‘Fr Men, Fr Bown and the Detectives’

Music; Alex McQuiston, cellist, plus accompanyment

Sunday 16 Sept

09:30 Morning Walk; Architectural highlights of Georgian Moffat with John Murray MBE

11:15 Ecumenical St Ninian's Day Celebration at St Andrew's Church

12:00 Soup & sandwich lunch at St Andrew's Church

13:00 – 14:30 Religious Experience and the Scientific Mindset
Chair; Dr Donald Smith
Main Speaker; Revd Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS Science and Theology in Dialogue

14.30 – 15.00 Tea Break

15:00 – 17:00 Open to the World – Our Life Together
Chair; Elizabeth Roberts
Main Speaker; Rt Rev Gordon Mursell
Panel; Natalia Pecherskaya and Dr Donald Smith

17.00 Valedictory