Lent 9th April 2022

Online for members

Saturday’s Silence:

R. S. Thomas  and Paschal Reading


Dr Richard McLauchlan 



R.S. Thomas

R. S. Thomas is recognised globally as one of the major poets of the twentieth century.   Dr McLauchlan has written the book Saturday’s Silence which concentrates on reading Thomas’s great body of religious work in the light of the three days that form the centre of the Gospel narrative; the days which tell of the death, entombment and resurrection of Christ.



Richard McLauchlan Ph.D

A native of Edinburgh, Richard was lucky enough at school to be taught by a teacher who fired his imagination and showed him what it was to love learning. This experience propelled him to degrees at the Universities of St Andrews and Cambridge, where he studied theology, completing a Ph.D. on the poet R.S. Thomas. Whilst at Cambridge, not only did Richard enjoy teaching undergraduates, but also working with the Sutton Trust, helping non-privileged young people discover the joy of studying poetry. Having finished his studies, he spent a year bagpiping on the streets of Cologne, and then returned to Scotland to establish Light Up Learning