Upcoming and past events in the School of Divinity or led by our academics.
Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad of Lancaster University delivers this year's Gunning Lectures
AI & Pastoral Care for Christian Churches
An academic Conference exploring the role AI can play in pastoral care
The Globalization of the Culture Wars? Religion, Gender, and Politics in the Public Square
A colloquium engaging questions surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to remove women’s constitutional right to abortion in the United States
New College Festival - Books and Belief
Following our highly successful literary festival the ‘Winter Tales’ in 2021, the School of Divinity, is delighted to host this year's event.
Professor Alison Jack's induction as Principal of New College
Come along and join in the formal induction of Rev Professor Alison Jack as Principal of New College
"Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam" - A Conversation with Imam Mustafa Briggs
Join us for this year's New College Black History Lecture where we host a conversation with Imam Mustafa Briggs about his new book, "Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam."
Book Launch and Discussion: 'A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions: Theory and Practice'
A book launch, discussion and reception for James L. Cox's publication 'A Phenomenology of Indigenous Religions: Theory and Practice (Bloomsbury)'
Loyalty: A Personal and Political Journey – Mona Siddiqui in Conversation with Cabinet Secretary, Humza Yousaf MSP
27 September, 5.15pm, Rainy Hall
New Resources for Lectionary Year A: A CPD event for Ministers and Worship Leaders
An interactive online CPD event for Ministers and Worship Leaders
A Service of Prayer and Reflection
16 September, 12.15pm, Assembly Hall
New College Opening Lecture 2022-23
Dr Matthew Novenson delivers this year's New College Opening Lecture.
Whole School Research Seminar
We are delighted to invite you to the first Whole School Research Seminar of the academic year.
Book Launch: The Trials of Mary Johnsdaughter
The Scottish Network for Religion and Literature is hosting a book launch for Christine De Luca's new novel
Book Launch: Paul, Then and Now
An online book launch for Dr Matthew Novenson's new book 'Paul, Then and Now'
Book Launch: Narrative Visions and Visual Narratives in Indian Buddhism
An online book launch for the volume 'Narrative Visions and Visual Narratives in Indian Buddhism' hosted by the Edinburgh Buddhist Studies Network
King of the Woods: Frazer's "Dying God," Christ, and the WWI Soldier in David Jones's In Parenthesis (1937)
Dr Anna Svendsen will discuss how David Jones's work explores the relationship between the suffering of WWI soldiers, pre-Christian sacrificial figures, and the eternal sacrifice of Christ
'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
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
An interactive online CPD event for Ministers.
A Service of Christian Worship
A service of Christian worship is held to mark the end of the teaching session
Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook
A day conference on the topic of 'Islam and Evolution: A Hermeneutic Outlook'
Christ and the Poetic Imagination
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'
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
This Lent, Professors Helen Bond and Joan Taylor discuss their new publication 'Women Remembered: Jesus' Female Disciples'
Book Launch: Women Remembered
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
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
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
The Scottish Network for Religion and Literature hosts their next event in their 'In conversation with...' series
Imagination, Theology, and Literature
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."
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
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
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