Details of the 2011-2012 series of Gifford Lectures.
You can read the speakers' biographies, abstracts of their lectures, and watch videos of the events.
Lord Sutherland of Houndwood
Lord Sutherland of Houndwood's Gifford lecture 'David Hume and Civil Society' will focus on the positive lessons for today's society we might draw from Hume's philosophy, despite his reputation for negative conclusions on morality, religion and knowledge
Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch
Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch's Gifford Lecture Series was entitled 'Silence in Christian History: The Witness of Holmes' Dog'
Alan Turing Centenary: Legacy of a Code Break
The Gifford Lectureship Committee presents a joint lecture between the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics titled 'Alan Turing Centenary: Legacy of a Codebreaker' by Professor Jim Al Khalili