The Whitley Lecturer is invited to write and deliver a lecture as a significant contribution to Baptist thought. It was relaunched in 1996 and has published a lecture each year since, apart from 2004. The lecture is given at various locations during the year and always at the Baptist Assembly. Current and recent lectures can be purchased via the Baptist Union or Regent's Park College publications.
1997 Nigel Wright Power and Discipleship: Towards a Baptist Theology of the State
1998 Ruth Gouldbourne Reinventing the Wheel: Women and Ministry in English Baptist Life
1999 Keith Jones A Shared Meal and a Common Table: Some Reflections on the Lord's Supper and Baptists
2000 Anne Dunkley Seen and Heard: Reflections on Children and Baptist tradition
2001 Steve Finamore Violence, the Bible and the End of the World
2002 Nicholas Wood Confessing Christ in a Plural World
2003 Stephen Holmes Tradition and Renewal in Baptist Life
2005 Andrew Rollinson Liberating Ecclesiology: Setting the church free to live out its missionary nature
2006 Kate Coleman Being Human: A Black British Christian Human's Perpsective
2007 Sean Winter More Light and Truth? Biblical Interpretation in Covenantal Perpsective
2008 Craig Gardiner How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? Worship in and out of the church
2009 Sally Nelson A Thousand Crucifixions: The materialist subversion of the church?
2010 David Southall The Poetic Paul: On Creating New Realities for Righteousness in Romans
2011 Anne Clements Wrestling with a Word: A Women Reads Scripture
2012 Ian Randall Religious Liberty in Europe and the Middle East: Campaigning by British Baptists
2013 Michael Peat Answering Mendel's Dwarf: Thinking Theologically about Human Genetic Selection
2014 Helen Dare Always on the Way and in the Fray: Reading the Bible as Baptists
2015 Ed Kaneen What is Biblical 'Ministry'?
2016 Joshua Searle Post-Soviet Baptists After the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity and Freedom, 2013-14
2017 Richard Pollard The Pioneering Evangelicalism of Dan Taylor