School of Divinity

Discovery Day for RMPS Highers pupils, 20 June 2019

**Sorry, now fully booked! Please contact  Dr Naomi Appleton if you wish to be added to the waiting list.

A day of sample lectures and classes in the beautiful surroundings of New College, and a chance to meet other pupils and teachers of RMPS from across the city.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at pupils in Edinburgh who are entering Highers or Advanced Highers in RMPS.

What's on offer?

Lecture options will include Islam, Buddhism, religion and peace, religion and migration, and miracles.

Additional non-curricula tasters will also be offered, including sessions on religion and Scottish literature, and the chance to learn New Testament Greek or the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. There will also be a tour of New College and a short talk on why pupils might be interested in studying Theology or Religious Studies at university.


10-10.15am: Arrival – gather in the Rainy Hall

10.15-10.25am: Welcome, from Prof Helen Bond, Head of School

10.30-11.15am:  Session 1

A: The Earth and the Heavens as understood by Muslims (Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room, Dr Omar Anchassi)

B: Buddhist approaches to the problem of evil (Martin Hall, Dr Naomi Appleton)

C: Learn some New Testament Greek (Althaus Reid Room, Prof Helen Bond)

11.15-11.30am: Break

11.30am-12.15pm: Session 2

A: Miracles (Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room, Dr Sarah Lane-Ritchie)

B: Religion and literature (Martin Hall, Dr Alison Jack)

C: Learn some Sanskrit (Althaus Reid Room, Dr Chris Clark)

12.15-1pm: Lunch, Rainy Hall

1-1.30pm: Tours of New College including the library, and a chance to meet current students

1.30-2.15pm: Session 3

A: Morality, Conflict and Peace (Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room, Prof Jolyon Mitchell)

B: Religion and Migration (Martin Hall, Dr Ulrich Schmiedel)

2.15-2.45pm: Studying Theology and Religious Studies at university – why, how, where?

with Prof Jolyon Mitchell in Elizabeth Templeton Lecture Room

and Dr Naomi Appleton in Martin Hall

2.45pm: Finish, depart


This event is free, though pupils will need to bring a packed lunch and schools will need to arrange their own transport.

How do I book?

To register your interest in bringing your pupils to this event please contact the Schools Outreach Officer Dr Naomi Appleton


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Jun 20 2019 -

Discovery Day for RMPS Highers pupils, 20 June 2019

Thursday 20 June 2019, 10am-2.45pm, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX