College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Details for events in the 2006-2007 series of Gifford Lectures.

Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith: The Crusades and Christianity

Professor Jonathan Riley Smith's Gifford lecture 'The Crusades and Christianity' reflects on the moral shift in opinion regarding the Crusades, and how the use of force is viewed in relation to Christian belief

Professor Simon Conway Morris FRS

Professor Simon Conway Morris's Gifford lecture series 'Darwin's Compass: How Evolution Discovers the Song of Creation' explores the seeming direction of evolution and the emergence of intelligence, and ponders whether mind might have existed before matter