The prestigious Gifford Lectures have been delivered annually since 1888 by a succession of distinguished international scholars.
The Gifford Lectureships (held at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and St. Andrews) were established under the will of Adam Lord Gifford (1820-1887), a Senator of the College of Justice at the University of Edinburgh.
Established to 'promote and diffuse the study of Natural Theology in the widest sense of the term - in other words, the knowledge of God,' the Lectureships have enabled a most notable field of scholars to contribute to the advancement of theological thought.
Gifford Lectureships are normally awarded by invitation of the Gifford Lectureship Committee.
All tickets for Professor Steven Pinker's Gifford Lecture are 'sold out' - the Lecture will be live streamed from this webpage
This article was published on May 22, 2013