School of Divinity

Event archive

Past events at the School of Divinity

Divine Hospitality: A Christian-Muslim Conversation' book launch and interfaith discussion

The Christian-Muslim Studies Network invites the public to a book launch and round table discussion that explores the role that Christian-Muslim conversation and shared action have had in Lebanon and the broader Middle Eas

Reframing Christian-Muslim Encounter:Theological and Philosophical Perspectives

Muslim World and the West
4 - 6 September 2017, Martin Hall, New College. The Global Network for Christian-Muslim Studies (GNCMS) will host its inaugural international conference at the School of Divinity

Call For Papers: Reframing Christian-Muslim Encounter: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives

Muslim World and the West
The Global Network for Christian-Muslim Studies (GNCMS) will host its inaugural international conference at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh on 4-6 September, 2017

Gifford Lecture Series. Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King

Philosophy & Religion courses
1,2,4,8,9,11 May 2017, 5.30 - 6.30pm (Multiple Dates), Business School Auditorium, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JS. Professor Jeffrey Stout, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, will give these lectures.

Approaching Religion Through Story: A CPL Event for Scottish Schoolteachers. New Resources from Islam and Hinduism

Friday 5 May 2017, 2pm - 4pm, Martin Hall, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, New College,

Asian Religions Network: Khyentse Lecture in Buddhist Studies

The Death of the Buddha, as Seen from Japan. Wednesday 5 April 2017, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Martin Hall, New College, Edinburgh EH1 2LX. Professor Bernard Faure, Columbia University, will give this lecture

Coins and the Bible. Understanding Ancient Coinage.

Coins with a Arabic teapot on them
3.30pm - 5.00pm, Saturday 29 April 2017, Martin Hall, New College. Richard Abdy, Curator, The British Museum, will give this session.

The Death of Romanticism and its Philological and Historical Consequences

4pm - 6pm, Thursday 13 April, Baillie Room, New College. Professor Suzanne Marchand, Louisiana State University, will give this public lecture

CTPI Event. Homelessness and the Churches.

Science and religion stained glass window
Thursday, 2 March 2017, Martin Hall, New College. Homelessness and the Churches - a Roundtable discussion

Book Launch 'Witness': Surviving Gender Based Violence

Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 5pm, Martin Hall, New College. 'Witness'. Surviving Gender Based Violence, a Book Launch

Science and Religion Seminar

Philosophy and the Sciences
2pm, 6 March, Althaus-Reid Room, New College. Science and Religion in the Eighteenth Century, Newtonianism and Alternative Cosmologies in the Eighteenth Century, by Dr Derya Gurses Tarbuck, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul.

Cunningham Lectures

5pm - 14, 15, 16 February 2017, Martin Hall. Lectures given by Thomas Kaufmann, Professor of Church History, University of Gottingen.

Book Launch 'Witness': Surviving Gender Based Violence

Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 5pm, Martin Hall, New College. 'Witness'. Surviving Gender Based Violence, a Book Launch

Interfaith Relations - CPD Event

12pm, 18 January 2017, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX. CPD Day for ministers and church leaders on the theme of Interfaith Relations.

Screening and Public Talk: The immanence of belief

8 February 2017 at 5pm, Martin Hall, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX. Isabel Rocamora (Edinburgh), filmmaker and scholar will give this talk, it will be chaired by Professor Jolyon Mitchell.

New College Burns Supper

A night to celebrate Scotland's most famous poet, with the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of whisky, and the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of the Bard.

The Theology and Mission of Kairos Palestine

Tuesday 1 November 5pm, Elizabeth Templeton Room, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

New College Christmas Carol Service 2016

For the New College Christmas Carol Service, the Preacher will be the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

"Lost Epistles Discovered"

Join us as our team of scholars present their newly discovered epistles of the Apostle Paul. We need your help in deciphering their authenticity!

Cunningham Lectures

St Leonard's Land University Crest
29, 30 November and 1 December 2016, 5pm, Martin Hall, New College: Overall Title - "Christianity and Human Rights", by John Witte, Robert W Woodruff University Professor of Law, Emory Law School

Dr David Grumett: Material Eucharist

11am - 3pm, 7 December 2016, Martin Hall, New College.

Day Conference: The Theology of Evolution - Convergent, Contingent or Directed?

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Tuesday 13 December, 9.15am - 4.15pm. Martin Hall, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

Reception for Scottish Universities at Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion 2016

Literature courses
Divinity staff will be in attendance at the annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion.

The Holocaust and the Novel: Can an Atrocity be Fictionalized?

Professor Thane Rosenbaum in conversation with Dr Nina Fischer. Introduced by Dr Hannah Holtschneider.

Spectral Imaging and Material History: A Digital Archive of David Livingstone's Exploration of Africa

Travel health
1pm - 2.30pm, Monday 14 November, 6th Floor Research Suite, Centre for Research Collections, Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh

Gunning Lecture: West Africa's Women Prophets

African beads
5pm, 10 November 2016, Martin Hall, New College. Lecture is being given by Professor Robert Baum, Dartmouth College, USA

Gunning Lecture: "Goddesses of the Seas: A comparative study of the Virgin Mary and Mazu as protectors of seamen in the early modern world"

St Leonard's Land University Crest
24 October 2016, 5pm. Martin Hall, New College, Edinburgh EH1 2LX. This lecture is being given by Professor Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University

Asian Religions: Boundaries, Connections and Identities

2 November 2016, Martin Hall: Dr Carool Kersten, King's College, London will be speaking on behalf of the Asian Religions Network

Theology, Spirituality and Hope: Reimagining Mental Health

Tuesday 8 November, 5.30pm - 7pm (doors open 5pm, refreshments). Chaplaincy Centre Auditorium, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL. Professor John Swinton, University of Aberdeen.

The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

University crest on a glass door
4pm - 5.30pm, 3 November 2016, Martin Hall. Dr Aaron S Gross is an historian of religions at the University of San Diego, who specialises in Jewish traditions and has a sub-speciality in South Asian traditions.

New College Away Day

1ST OCTOBER 2016 - New College Away Day to Comrie in Perthshire. All students and staff of New College welcome.

Creating a New Vision for an Old City

Word and Music Studies at Edinburgh
28 September at 10:30–16:00, Martin Hall, New College

New Ideas on Matthew’s Gospel: A CPD Event for Ministers and Worship Leaders

21 SEPT 2016 - An afternoon for ministers and worship leaders to explore current scholarship about the Gospel of Matthew, the lectionary Gospel for 2016/2017.

Opening Inaugural Lecture by Professor Paul Foster: "Why Write a Commentary?"

St Leonard's Land University Crest
Thursday 15 September 1400 hrs, Martin Hall, New College.

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