On 22 March 2022 Hon Prof Ann Loades gave the Spring 2022 Smith Lecture to the title, 'From Exception to Norm? Women in Theology'.

Ann Loades CBE is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at St Chad’s College, and Professor Emerita of Divinity, University of Durham, UK. She is also an Honorary Professor in the University of St Andrews. She was the first woman to be given a personal Chair in Durham (in 1995) and in 2001 was honoured with a CBE for services to Theology. She had significant involvement with the Arts and Humanities Research Board/Council 1999-2003 and was President of the Society for the Study of Theology for two years (2005-6). Ann Loades's publications.

Ann Loades' Smith Lecture has since been published in the Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal 6.2 (2022): 5-20 (available online, open- access).