Cunningham Lectures 2009/10

We are marking two important anniversaries with six free public events.

The 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin (1509) will be closely followed by the 450th anniversary of the Scottish Reformation (1560).

To mark the extensive influence of Calvin and the Reformed tradition on Scottish society, a series of public lectures by distinguished scholars will be held from December 2009 to January 2010 at New College.

Drawn from different fields, each lecturer will examine the influence of the Reformation on a particular aspect of Scottish public life. Attention will be given to the Kirk and its doctrinal traditions as well as to its wider influence on political thought, literature, the visual arts and music. All events are free and no booking is required.

2009 Lectures

The 2009 lectures are all held at Martin Hall, New College.

  • Professor Jane Dawson: The Kirk and the Reformation - Thursday 19 November 2009, 5.15pm
  • Professor Donald MacLeod: Reformed Theology in Scotland - Thursday 26 November 2009, 5.15pm
  • Professor Roger Mason: Religion and Liberty - the Reformation and Political Thought in Early Modern Scotland - Thursday 3 December 2009, 5.15pm

2010 Lectures

At Martin Hall, New College:

  • Professor Ian Campbell: The Kirk and Scottish Literature - Thursday 14 January, 5:15pm

At Assembly Hall, New College:

  • Dr John Lowrie Morrison (JoLomo): The Kirk and the Visual Arts Thursday 21 January 2010, 5.15pm
  • Dr Noel O'Regan and the Renaissance Singers: The Kirk and Music - Thursday 28 January 2010, 7.30pm
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