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Bach for the Cello

Summary

Mathematics, music, beauty, emotion, and faith: Rowan Williams reads one of his poems.

Summary

Mathematics, music, beauty, emotion, and faith: Rowan Williams reads one of his poems.

“By mathematics we shall come to heaven …”

Rowan Williams is not only a former Archbishop of Canterbury and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, but also a poet. 

Listen to him read and – with equal clarity and grace – explain his poem “Bach for the Cello”. 

Simon Smart interviewed Dr Williams in Cambridge in May 2016 as part of CPX’s documentary For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined (due out 2017). 

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