School of Divinity

Event archive

Past events at the School of Divinity

Gunning Lecture Series: 2 Lectures, followed by a lunch-time discussion

Philosophy & Religion courses
5pm, 7 & 8 May. Speaker: Peter Adamson, Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. On 9 May at 1pm there will be a discussion on these lectures, followed by tea/coffee and snacks. Location: Martin Hall, New College.

Westminster, Confessions and the Church Day Conference

10am, Wednesday 8 May, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

Fourth Annual New College Postgraduate Colloquium

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The one-day event for postgraduate students in the School of Divinity will be held 9am-5pm Thursday 2 May 2019, Martin Hall.

Book launch: The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature

Dr Alison Jack in the School Office, Divinity
Please join us for the launch of Dr Alison Jack’s latest book, Wednesday 27 March 2019, 5-7pm, Martin Hall, New College

School heat: 3 Minute Thesis

Winners of Edinburgh University's 3MT final on 22 June 2018
PhD students! Sharpen your presentation skills. Present your research on one slide in three minutes. Win £50 in vouchers! 20 March, 2.30pm, Martin Hall.

New College Ball 2019

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Tickets are on sale for the annual New College Ball, Tuesday 2 April. Book by 18 March 2019!

A Conversation on Contested Jerusalem

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Illustrated interview with Professor Jolyon Mitchell and Norwegian peacebuilder Dr Trond Bakkevig, 5.15pm Thursday 14 March 2019, Martin Hall, New College

Postgraduate virtual open week

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The School of Divinity will host an online information session for prospective postgraduate students, 2.30-3.30pm Wednesday 13 March 2019, as part of the University’s virtual open week.

Book launch: 'In your loving is your knowing'

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, independent Scottish publisher Birlinn will launch a collection of Elizabeth Templeton's talks and articles: 4pm Wednesday 6 February 2019, Martin Hall, New College.

Want to become a teacher of religious studies?

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Talk with Q&A about the University of Aberdeen's PGDE Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, 29 January 2019

The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama: Day Conference

10am, Tuesday 8 January 2019. Keynote Speaker Professor Liam McIlvanney, University of Otago and author of 'The Quaker', winner of the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2018.

Open days 2018

Thinking of joining us next year? Come and see the University!

Dartmouth Gunning Lecture: Debt and the Christian Theological Imagination

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5pm, Monday 29 October, Martin Hall, New College. Dr Devin Singh, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, USA will give this lecture.

Cunningham Lecture Series: Migration of Christianity, Christianity of Migration

22, 24, 25 October, 5pm, Martin Hall. Professor Peter Phan, The Ignacio Ellacuria, S J Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University, will give these three lectures.

Research in Religion Conference

20 October, 2018, New College. ‘Research in Religion’ is a one-day interdisciplinary conference organised by the University of Edinburgh and Queen’s University, Belfast.

New College away day 2018

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Book now to join our day out in Comrie, 29 September

Biblical Resources for Year C: A CPD Day for Ministers and Worship Leaders

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 12.30 - 5pm, New College. Academics from the School of Divinity will explore issues raised by the readings for Lectionary Year C.

Welcome Week 2018

The School of Divinity looks forward to meeting new students, 10-14 September 2018.

Christian-Muslim Studies Network Event: Speaking of the One God

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5pm, 15-16 July 2018, Martin Hall, New College. 'Divine Essence, Attributes and names in Christian-Muslim Debates,' featuring Rowan Williams. Sponsored by Henry Luce Foundation.

The Ethics of Everyday Life

5pm Tuesday 8 May, Martin Hall, New College. With Dr Michael Banner, Dean, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Preaching Today Conference

Showcase videos
Wednesday 18 April, 0945hrs - 1600 hrs, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX

Croall Lecture Series 2018: 'Vere Deus, Vere Homo: Reflections on the Incarnation'

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30 April, 1, 2, 3 May 2018. 5.15pm, Martin Hall, New College. Ian McFarland, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

Politics, Society & Christianity in Malawi and beyond: A Memorial Conference for Jack Thompson and John McCracken

Centre for the Study of World Christianity
0830 hrs, 26 April 2018, New College. To commemorate Jack and John we cordially invite you to attend this day conference.

Croall Lecture Series 2018: 'Vere Deus, Vere Homo: Reflections on the Incarnation'

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30 April, 1, 2, 3 May 2018. 5.15pm, Martin Hall, New College. Ian McFarland, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

Ricky Ross, lead singer of Deacon Blue, in conversation with Professor Mona Siddiqui

About word and music studies
Thursday 19 April, 1700 - 1900 hrs, Martin Hall, New College

The Crossroads Before Us: Responding to the Rise of the Far Right

Responding To the Rise of the Far Right
5pm - 6.30pm, 18 January 2018, Martin Hall, New College. Far right movements have during the last few decades gained in momentum across the Western world. This CTPI hosted event brings together a cross-disciplinary panel to discuss some of the underlying causes of this development, the rationale of these movements, and possible means of resistance.

Women's Ordination 50th Anniversary Conference

Showcase videos
10am, Saturday 28 April, New College

Women's Ordination 50th Anniversary Conference

Showcase videos
10am, Saturday 28 April, New College

Easter Service to mark the end of the Teaching Session

Friday 6 April, 1pm, Martin Hall, New College

Theology, Church and Culture: A Day Conference in Honour of Professor D W D Shaw

9.30am, Wednesday 4 April, New College. A former Dean and Principal of both New College in Edinburgh and St Mary's College in St Andrews, Bill Shaw will celebrate his 90th birthday this summer. This Conference will be held in his honour.

Gunning Lectures: Religion as worldviews and as ways of life

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19, 20, 21 March, 5pm, Martin Hall, New College. These lectures will be given by Anne Taves, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara

Coffee Morning in celebration of International Women's Day 8 March 2018

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10.30 am - 11.30am, Thursday 8 March, New College. Learn about New College's pioneering women and eat some cake! All donations will go to Scottish Women's Aid.

Exhibition in observance of 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

10 November 2017 - 8 March 2018, New College Library and the University Main Library will open an exhibition in observance of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

Women and Religion Balloon Debate

Wednesday 7 March 4pm - 5.30pm, Martin Hall, New College

Teilhard de Chardin and the Six Propositions

Improvisations sur Michel Butor
Thursday 22 February 11am - 4.30pm, Martin Hall

New College Christmas Carol Service

Showcase videos
5.15pm, Friday 15 December, Martin Hall, New College.

Asian Religions: Boundaries, Connections, Identities annual lecture

29th November - Prof Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Lancaster University, The phenomenology of dispassion across Hindu and Buddhist traditions’

First Friday PG Conversations December

The first Friday of the month, during semester time, alternating morning and afternoon slots, in the Senate Room. The conversations are then followed by coffee and cake in the Rainy Hall. You can come to just the conversation or just the cake or combine both! Friday 3rd November, 2.15-3.00pm, the Senate Room

The Futures of Public Theology Conference

Centre for Theology and Public Issues
3.30pm 30 November - 4.30pm 1 December 2017 in Martin Hall, New College

Official Unveiling of New College Lights

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5pm - 6.30pm, 29 November 2017, Rainy Hall, New College. Official Unveiling of New College Lights

Who is Normal? : disability and the image of God

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25 November, St Cuthbert's Church, Lothian Road, Edinburgh. St John’s Theology Symposium on Christian Anthropology. A joint event with New College and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues.

First Friday PG Conversations - November

The first Friday of the month, during semester time, alternating morning and afternoon slots, in the Senate Room. The conversations are then followed by coffee and cake in the Rainy Hall. You can come to just the conversation or just the cake or combine both! Friday 3rd November, 2.15-3.00pm, the Senate Room

Reformation 500

Reformation 500
Protestants and their Bibles from the Reformation to the Present

Croall Lecture Series 2017

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5pm 23, 24, 25 October, Martin Hall, New College. Professor Werner Jeanrond, Master of St Benet's Hall, Oxford, will speak on his current research

The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture

The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture
Women's History Scotland holds an annual Sue Innes Memorial Lecture, and this year Dr Lesley Orr has been invited to be the speaker.

First Friday PG Conversations October

The first Friday of the month, during semester time, alternating morning and afternoon slots, in the Senate Room. The conversations are then followed by coffee and cake in the Rainy Hall. You can come to just the conversation or just the cake or combine both! Friday 6th October, 9.45-10.30am, the Senate Room