Inaugural Henry Martyn Day Seminar

Bible Society in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Paul Williams

Professor Paul S Williams is Chief Executive of the British and Foreign Bible Society and Research Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, where he served also as David J. Brown Family Chair over a decade. He was formerly Chief Economist and Head of International Research for DTZ plc, and has worked as an economic policy advisor for the European Commission and numerous national and city governments. He is the visionary behind ReFrame, a video-based course that helps connect the big story of Scripture to daily life and work. His recent book, Exiles on Mission: How Christians Can Thrive in a Post-Christian World explores the experience of living as Christians in the 21st century and provides a missional understanding of post-Christendom Christianity alongside constructive tools to help readers understand culture and form a missional response.

Chaired by

Professor David Ford

Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Thursday, 6th October 2022, 4-5.30 pm BST

Healey Room at Westminster College, Cambridge CB3 0AA (and Online)

Followed by refreshments

Register to join: please email

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Henry Martyn (18 February 1781 – 16 October 1812) distinguished himself as a student of classics and mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge, where later he was a Fellow. Under the influence of Charles Simeon, fellow of King’s College and vicar of Holy Trinity, Martyn forsook an academic career and became a missionary in India, serving as a chaplain in the British East India Company. He translated the New Testament into Hindustani and Persian before dying tragically at the age of 31. His commitment to world mission and Bible translation inspired and influenced many, and on his first birth centenary in 1881 the Henry Martyn Trust, which runs the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, was established in his memory.