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Annual Lectures

This is a complete list of the society’s annual lectures to date, many of which are available in print as indicated below.

1971Joseph Ivimey and the Baptist UnionJ.C. DoggettAvailable from the society
1972David Bogue and William CareyDavid Boorman
1973Christmas EvansGeoffrey Thomas
1974Isaac Watts and the Neglected Years From the Puritans to the MethodistsDavid Fountain
1975Samuel MedleyB.A. RamsbottomAvailable from the society
1976John Bunyan - Puritan PastorKenneth DixAvailable from the society
1977Christianity in Leicestershire From Wycliffe to the Present TimeDavid Oldham
1978Eythorne - A Study in Church ExtensionHugh Wrigley
1979Abraham BoothK.F.T. MatrunolaAvailable from the society
1980The Impact of William Huntington on the English Particular BaptistsRobert OliverRobert Oliver's 1980 lecture forms part of his Doctoral Thesis.
1982The Autobiography of a Contemporary Strict BaptistJ.E. HoadThe 1981 lecture to be given by J.E. Hoad was postponed and given by him in March 1982.
1982Baptists in ScotlandW.J. SeatonAvailable from the society
1983"All Change" - Anÿ East End of London Baptist Church in the 19th CenturyKenneth DixThe substance of the 1983 lecture by Kenneth Dix is in the Baptist Quarterly for January 1989.
1984Wycliffe and the LollardsPeter Hallihan
1985The Relationship Between the English and American BaptistsDavid Smith
1986William GadsbyHugh Wrigley
1987The Baptist Evangelical Society - an early Victorian EpisodeGeoffrey BreedAvailable from the society
1988English Particular Baptists in the early 18th CenturyPeter NaylorFollowing revision, Peter Naylor's 1988 lecture is incorporated in 'Picking up a Pin for the Lord' published by Grace Publications Trust in 1992.
1989Baptist Confession Making - 1644 and 1689Robert Oliver
1990Anabaptism - The Arrested ReformationKenneth DixPart of the 1990 lecture by Kenneth Dix appears in the 1990 Annual Bulletin.
1991The HuguenotsColin MannAvailable from the society
1992Dr. Plod, the Reluctant Giant An Appreciation of William CareyJohn Appleby
1993English Baptists and the Renaissance of the Reformed Faith in the Twentieth CenturyJohn Doggett
1994Spurgeon: Prince of PreachersRobert SheahanAvailable from the society
1995Thomas Tillam's Legacy The Story of a Northumbrian ChurchPhilip ArthurAvailable from the society
1996John GillRobert OliverAvailable from the society
1997A Gracious Separation Formation of Suffolk & Norfolk Association in 1830Roland Burrows
1998"Sit down young man": John Collett Ryland's alleged rebuke to William CareyPeter NaylorAvailable from the society
1999Baptists and Toleration in the Civil War PeriodKenneth DixAvailable from the society
2000"The Things which shall be Hereafter" Baptists and MillennialismIan RandallAvailable from the society
2001The Development of Particular Baptist Hymnody to 1915Tim GrassAvailable from the society
2002The History of the Strict Baptist Mission, 1861-1982Philip GristAvailable from the society
2003Strict Baptist Preachers and PreachingKenneth DixAvailable from the society
2004Benjamin Keach: Tailor and PreacherAustin WalkerAvailable from the society
2005Strict Baptists in Kent and SussexNorman HopkinsAvailable from the society
2006Abraham Booth and his Sermon against the Slave TradeMichael HaykinAvailable from the society
2007Anne Steele: Hymn writerSharon JamesAvailable from the society
200819th Century High Calvinist SBs and Social Concern, 1810-60Ian ShawAvailable from the society
2009Septimus Sears: "A Victorian Injustice and its aftermath"David GayAvailable from the society
2010Dr Ernest Kevan: Strict Baptist pastorPaul E. BrownAvailable from the society
2011Baptist and Evangelical, Andrew Fuller and The Gospel Worthy of All AcceptationPeter MordenAvailable from the society
2012Hunted by the ghosts of the Anabaptists - the early Particular BaptistsDr Robert W OliverAvailable from the society
2013Zion Chapel, Trowbridge, the first hundred yearsAndrew JonesAvailable from the society
2014William Gadsby's Selection of Hymns (1814-2014)Dr Matthew HydeAvailable from the society
2015John Owen, baptism and the BaptistsDr Crawford GribbenAvailable from the society
2016Benjamin Ingham – The Yorkshire EvangelistKevin PriceAvailable from the society
2017Strict Baptists and the Particular Baptist FundDr Tim GrassAvailable from the society
2018Strict Baptists at the end of the Great WarJudith JamesAvailable from the society
2019John Gill: Preserver and Reformer of the Particular BaptistsDr George EllaAvailable from the society
2021The neglected nineteenth-century Evangelical hero: Baptist Noel 1798-1873Dr Phil Hill