School of Divinity events from 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.
Want to become a teacher of religious studies?
Talk with Q&A about the University of Aberdeen's PGDE Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, 29 January 2019
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.
Postgraduate virtual open week
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.
A Conversation on Contested Jerusalem
Illustrated interview with Professor Jolyon Mitchell and Norwegian peacebuilder Dr Trond Bakkevig, 5.15pm Thursday 14 March 2019, Martin Hall, New College
School heat: 3 Minute Thesis
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.
Book launch: The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature
Please join us for the launch of Dr Alison Jack’s latest book, Wednesday 27 March 2019, 5-7pm, Martin Hall, New College
Croall Lecture 2019: ‘There is something new under the sun’ - Recent finds from Masada
4pm Thursday 28 March 2019, Martin Hall
New College Ball 2019
Tickets are on sale for the annual New College Ball, Tuesday 2 April. Book by 18 March 2019!
Fourth Annual New College Postgraduate Colloquium
The one-day event for postgraduate students in the School of Divinity will be held 9am-5pm Thursday 2 May 2019, Martin Hall.
Gunning Lecture Series: 2 Lectures, followed by a lunch-time discussion
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
CPD event for Scottish School teachers: Understanding religious conversion through story
New resources for teaching Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism. Saturday 1 June 2019, 10am-4.30pm, Martin Hall, School of Divinity
The Political Lives of Saints
13 June 2019, New College, Edinburgh. This event co-sponsored by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network and the Centre for the Study of World Christianity.
Who is my Neighbour? A Summer School on Christian Engagement with Muslims
18 - 21 June 2019, New College, Edinburgh. This event is hosted by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network
Discovery Day for RMPS Highers pupils, 19 June 2019
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 10am-2.45pm, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX
Discovery Day for RMPS Highers pupils, 20 June 2019
Thursday 20 June 2019, 10am-2.45pm, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX
Art, Conflict, and Remembering: the murals of the Bogside Artists
Exhibition, 21 August-3 September 2019, School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh
Gratitude: Love, Power, and Indebtedness
Second workshop in our Gratitude series, 28-30 August 2019. Venue: Yale Divinity School, New Haven
New short courses for Church people
The School of Divinity is piloting two new courses for Church people, lay or ordained.
The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times
Conference, 2-3 September 2019, School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh
Welcome Week 2019
The School of Divinity looks forward to meeting new students, 9-13 September 2019, after International Student Orientation on Sunday 8 September 2019.
New Ideas for Lectionary Year A: A CPD Event for Ministers and Worship Leaders
12.15hrs, Wednesday 18 September 2019, New College
Introduction to the Main Principles of Buddhism
Drupon Khen Rinpoche will give an introduction to the main principles of Buddhism, Tuesday 24 September 2019, 1-2pm, Rainy Hall, New College, Mound Place. ***All welcome***
New College Away Day 2019
All students, staff and their families are welcome to join us for our trip to Dunblane, Saturday 28 September 2019.
Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2019
New College will be open to the public Sunday 29 September 2019, 11am-3pm, for Edinburgh Doors Open Day.
Cunningham Lectures: 'Theology as Political: The Weight, the Yearning, the Urgency of Life'
1, 2 and 3 October 2019, 5.10pm, New College: Shawn Copeland, Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College.
Study Skills and Wellbeing Day
Support for Success: Study Skills and Wellbeing Day for New College undergraduates, Wednesday 16 October 2019, 2-5pm.
Speaking across the divide
Noemie Lopian, daughter of Holocaust survivors and Derek Niemann, grandson of an SS officer, share their stories. Tuesday 12 November 2019, 5.30pm, Project Room, 50 George Square.
Postgraduate Open Day 13 November 2019
Thinking of joining us next year to study for a taught or research postgraduate programme? Come and see us!
Dartmouth Gunning Lecture: "Lived Islam: Colloquial Religion in a Cosmopolitan Tradition"
5.10pm, 14 November, Martin Hall, New College. Professor Kevin Reinhart, Dartmouth College, USA will give this lecture
Thanksgiving dinner and ceilidh
28 November 2019, 6pm, Rainy Hall
Magnificat sketches and fine art meditations
28 November-3 December 2019, The Sanctuary, New College
Winter Graduation 2019
Friday 29 November 2019, 11am, McEwan Hall. New College Graduation Tea, 3-4.30pm, Rainy Hall.
Book launch: Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools
Monday 2 December 2019, 4-6pm, Martin Hall
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Mark Harris, Chair in Natural Science and Theology
'Natural Selection at New College,' 5.15pm, 4 December 2019, Playfair Library, Old College
New College Christmas Lunch and Carol Service
Friday 6 December. Lunch 1pm, Rainy Hall, followed by the Carol Service, 5.15pm.