Lord Williams delivers Gifford Lectures

Please join us to hear one of the most distinguished religious leaders speak in Edinburgh.

Rowan Williams

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth, will deliver six lectures as part of the University of Edinburgh Gifford Lectures this November.

His Gifford Lectures will explore the links between nature, religion and the language habits our society has developed.

Lord Williams will speak at 5.30pm on 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, and 14 November 2013 in the University's Assembly Hall at New College on Mound Place.

Outstanding thinker

Lord Williams is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding religious leader and thinker.

He spent ten years as the Archbishop of Canterbury - the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England - only stepping down earlier this year to be a peer in the House of Lords.

Book online

Tickets are free, but booking is essential. You can book online for each lecture.

Watch online

Each lecture will be streamed live on this page. The webcast will begin at around 5.25pm.

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The lectures will also be recorded and be made available to watch online as part of our Gifford Lectures podcast series.

The Gifford Lectures - audio and video

Event details

Gifford Lectures by Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Monday 4 November 2013, 5.30pm

Thursday 14 November 2013, 5.30pm

Assembly Hall, New College, 1 Mound Place. Edinburgh, EH1 2LU

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Gifford Lectures by Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Impressive surroundings

Those who secure a place will hear Lord Williams speak in the impressive surroundings of the Assembly Hall, situated on top of the Mound in Edinburgh city centre.

The Gifford Lectures have been growing in popularity over the years and 2013 has had one of the best responses yet. We are delighted Lord Williams is to deliver these lectures and would encourage anyone who would like to hear him speak to reserve tickets soon.

Lynn HyamsGifford Lecture event coordinator

Esteemed speakers

The Gifford Lectures have been delivered annually since 1888 by a succession of distinguished international scholars. They explore the links between nature and religion.

Catherine O’Regan, Chairperson of the United Nations Internal Justice Council, is also scheduled to speak next year as part of the lecture series.

Tickets are not yet available for future lectures, but you can check up-to date information on the Gifford Lectures website.

Related Links

Gifford Lectures - Overview

Lord Williams Lecture Series

History of the Gifford Lectures

Previous Gifford Lecture videos and audio