School of Divinity

Event archive

Past events at the School of Divinity

Given in Good Faith : celebrating the unique collections of New College Library

5 APRIL - 29 JULY 2016 This spring we are celebrating New College Library’s historic library collections in an exhibition, ‘Given in Good Faith’ which uses some of the Library’s treasures to explore themes of church history, worship, science and scripture.

The Church and Empire

26th - 28th JULY 2016 - Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference

Professors Tom Wright (St Andrews) and John Barclay (Durham) will discuss St Paul

15 JUNE 2016 - Professors Tom Wright (St Andrews) and John Barclay (Durham) will discuss St Paul

Alumni Reunion 2016

4 JUNE 2016 - Join us at New College for the 2016 Alumni Reunion and share food, entertainment and good memories.

Approaching Religion through Story: Resources for School Teachers

13 MAY 2016 - A CPD event for Primary teachers and Secondary RMPS teachers

How do the Nag Hammadi texts change our understanding of early Christianity?

3rd MAY 2016 - Professor Elaine Pagels of Princeton University delivers a lecture, Why is "How do the Nag Hammadi texts change our understanding of early Christianity?"

Professor Kathryn Tanner - Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism

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2nd - 12th MAY 2016 - Professor Kathryn Tanner's Gifford Lecture Series is made up of six lectures under the series title 'Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism'.

Visions of the End: The Book of Revelation in Art, Music, and Politics

30 APRIL 2016 - Professor Elaine Pagels, Princeton University will deliver a public lecture on 'Visions of the End: The Book of Revelation in Art, Music, and Politics'.

God, Creation and Providence

23 APRIL 2016 - The St John’s Theology Symposium, a joint event with New College and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues

Jordan and the challenges of the Middle-East

21 APRIL 2016 - His Excellency Mr Mazen Homoud, Jordanian ambassador to the UK will give a lecture: `Jordan and the challenges of the Middle- East.’

Religious Diversity and Cultural Change in Scotland: Modern Perspectives

19 APRIL 2016 - A One Day Conference organised by Scottish Religious Cultures Network (SRCN), with Religious Studies and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, Edinburgh

Easter Service

1st April 2016 - Easter Service of Words and Music

The 2016 Edgar Astaire Lecture: Poles and Jews in Wartime Edinburgh

30 March 2016 - Dr Kenneth Collins from the University of Glasgow will give this year's Edgar Astaire Lecture

Gunning Lecture: The Social Theory of the Trinity

9 MARCH 2016 - A Gunning Lecture by Richard Swinburne

Sisters in the Buddha: On a Cambodian Statuary Cult

17 MARCH 2016 - an annual public lecture hosted by the Asian Religions Network

“Where were you?” Hard words for hard times – languages and justice in a time of war on refugees.

18 FEBRUARY 2016 - This seminar will address the challenges to the churches and people of faith which come with the chronic humanitarian situation facing refugees.

Opening lecture - 2015

17TH SEPTEMBER - Opening lecture by Professor Helen Bond titled "Paragon of Discipleship or Parody of Kingship? Simon of Cyrene in Mark's Gospel".

The St John's theology symposium

26TH SEPTEMBER - The St John's theology symposium, a two-part exploration of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

Gunning Lecture Series

1st OCTOBER - "Consequences of Scripture: the Case of Job". Lecture by Professor Choon-Leong Seow, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt University.

BOOK LAUNCH: by Professor Michael Northcott

7th OCTOBER - Professor Northcott launches his new book "Place, Ecology and the Sacred: The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities"

Did Jesus found a church? Reflections on the Ecclesiology of the Gospels

12th OCTOBER - Kennedy Wright Opening Lecture by Professor Loveday Alexander

Religion, Story and Material Culture panel discussion

21ST OCTOBER - Religion, Story and Material Culture - A panel discussion with contributions from staff across the School of Divinity.

Theology, Science and the Environment: Human Beings in Context

14 NOVEMBER 2015- A Conference organised jointly by the Albertus Institute for Science, Knowledge and Religion and the Science and Religion Programme of the School of Divinity

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

18 NOVEMBER 2015 - A very short introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls by Professor Timothy Lim

Since the 2nd century, the church has had 4 gospels... but what if there was room for one more?

30 NOVEMBER 2015 - Since the 2nd century, the church has had 4 gospels... but what if there was room for one more? Vote for a 5th gospel

Asian Religions and World Religions: Reflections on Taxonomy and the Study of Buddhist Liturgy

2nd DECEMBER - The inaugural lecture in a series from the Asian Religions Network

New College Christmas Carol Service

11 DECEMBER 2015 - The New College choir will lead the singing and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Dr Angus Morrison will be preaching.

'The Theology of the Cross'

3 FEBRUARY 2016 - this is a one day conference aimed particularly as a refresher course for clergy, worship or lent group leaders from all denominations.

Stories from the Margins

10 FEBRUARY 2016 - Stories from the Margins, Organised by the Story and Religion Network