Enjoy a real coffee with Sister Vassa in Oxford!

You may be familiar with the YouTube sensation “Coffee with Sister Vassa” but now is your opportunity to have a real cup of coffee with her. You will also learn from two of the most eminent Orthodox Theologians in the UK, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Father Andrew Louth of Durham University. This time on a weightier theme.

Women’ s Ministries Initiative

 Networking, Educating, Communicating

Study Day Series on Anthropology and Theology

The Person and the Individual:

Solitude and Loneliness’

17 October 2015 in Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall

Speakers: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware (Oxford),

Sister Vassa Larin (Vienna) and Prof Andrew Louth (Durham)


From 10am – arrivals, registration, tea and coffee ( Talbot Hall, LMH )

10:30 – Welcome and Presentation on Women’s Ministries Initiative

11:00 – Metropolitan Kallistos Ware – Introduction to the Topic

11:30 – Sr Vassa Larin: ‘Solitude vs. Loneliness in the Age of the Internet’ + discussion afterwards

13:00 – Bring and share lunch / Oxford college lunch (£15) (coffee and tea provided)

14:00 – Prof Andrew Louth: ‘Philosophical Approaches to Personhood: East and West’ + discussion

16:00 – Departure

The cost of the study day without lunch in LMH is £15, (£10 for students) or £5 for subscribed members of Women’ Ministries Initiative (with lunch at LMH the costs are £30, £25, £20). For registration and membership enquiries please contact Dr Elena Narinskaya. Please register in advance (Elenarinskaya@yahoo.co.uk). Membership forms can be send via e-mail on request.