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LCVS Seminar with Dr Patricia Kelly


​The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies (LCVS) is pleased to announce the next seminar 'Victorian Christians and the Salvation of the Working Classes: the Works of Social Catholics in France and Belgium' will be hosted on campus on Wednesday 14 March 2018.

What's happening?

Social Catholicism developed in nineteenth-century France and Belgium, in response to the social and political upheavals of the era, and is part of a wave across Europe of Christian social concern. Social Catholics sought to respond to the social challenges of industrialisation by ameliorating working and living conditions for the urban poor and distributing welfare, advice, and faith.

Through exploring the historical and political context of 19th century France and Belgium, Patricia Kelly (Senior Lecturer in Catholic Studies at Leeds Trinity University) will explore the social works of Victorian Evangelicals and their Catholic contemporaries.  

Patricia Kelly is Senior Lecturer in Catholic Studies at Leeds Trinity University; her research interests include nineteenth-century Catholic ecclesiology. 


Wednesday 14 March
6.00 – 7.30pm


AG21 (South Room)​, Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD.

How to book?

For further information, or to register your interest in attending, please email Julie Wadsworth.