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Upcoming and past events in the School of Divinity or led by our academics.

'Helen Sutherland and David Jones: "orts, scraps and fragments"'

A hybrid lecture titled 'Helen Sutherland and David Jones: "orts, scraps and fragments"' delivered by Frances Spalding

2021-22 Gifford Lecture Series

The Gifford Lectures. Series of six lectures by Professor Susan Neiman. 2-12 May, 5.30pm. Lecture Theatre A, 40 George Square.
Professor Susan Neiman, Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, delivers a series of six lectures titled 'Heroism for a time of victims'

Leadership in a Time of Change: A CPD Event for Ministers

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An interactive online CPD event for Ministers.

A Service of Christian Worship

New College, A service of Christian worship to mark the end of the teaching session. 8th April at 12.30 in the Assembly Hall
A service of Christian worship is held to mark the end of the teaching session

Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook

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A day conference on the topic of 'Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook'

Christ and the Poetic Imagination

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In this lecture, Revd Dr Malcolm Guite will explore the way Shakespeare’s account of the poetic imagination might offer some paradigms to help us explore the mystery of the incarnation, and how in turn the idea of incarnation might deepen our understanding of poetry. 

'Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer'

Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer: A lecture by Jarel Robinson-Brown. 1 April, 4pm, Rainy Hall
Father Jarel Robinson-Brown delivers a public lecture as part of this New College Pride event.

Women Remembered - An Online Talk with Helen Bond and Joan Taylor

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This Lent, Professors Helen Bond and Joan Taylor discuss their new publication 'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples'

Book Launch: Women Remembered

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Professor Helen Bond talks about her new book, 'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples', at Blackwell's Bookshop

Piercing the Clouds: Jessica Duchen in Conversation with Roxanna Panufnik

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Join music journalist and author Jessica Duchen as she speaks with internationally recognised composer Roxanna Panufnik about the spiritual and religious dimensions of her work as a composer.

A Walk Through the End of Time

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Join us for a rehearsed reading of a play by Jessica Duchen about Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, with student actors from the University of Edinburgh, Andy Holian and Diani Teixeira.

In conversation with…. Christine de Luca

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The Scottish Network for Religion and Literature hosts their next event in their 'In conversation with...' series

Imagination, Theology, and Literature

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Professor Paul Fiddes delivers the first annual lecture in honour of the late Professor DWD Shaw

"The Exodus Revisited: Islam, Liberation Theology, and the Biblical Meta-Narrative."

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Dr Shadaab Rahmetulla delivers a seminar at the Oxford Center for Religion and Culture

Edwin Morgan's A.D. A Trilogy of Plays on the Life of Jesus: In discussion with James McGonigal and David Jasper

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The Scottish Network for Religion and Literature is delighted to host a discussion between James McGonigal and David Jasper on Edwin Morgan's A.D. A Trilogy of Plays on the Life of Jesus.

“Who is the Buddha?” – New webinar series for teachers

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Join scholars Dr Naomi Appleton (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Chris Jones (University of Cambridge) for an informative and entertaining tour through Buddhist literature, ideas, and practices, and gain access to some new resources for teaching Buddhism in your own classroom

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