College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Gifford Lectures

The prestigious Gifford Lectures have been delivered annually since 1888 by distinguished international scholars.


Gifford lectures
Find out more about the Gifford Lectures

2022/2023: Professor John Dupré Lecture Series: A Process Perspective on Human Life

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to host Professor John Dupré Gifford Lecture Series, 'A Process Perspective on Human Life'.

Upcoming Gifford Lectures

The Gifford Lectureships Committee is pleased to give advance notice of the following lectures


Playfair Library
Find out more about the history of the Gifford Lectures


Books in the library
Details of previous Gifford lectures, including lecture abstracts, speaker biographies and recordings, can be found here in our archive section.


Old Telephone
Pending appointment of new Gifford Lectures Secretary