The Gifford Lectures 2009

The Gifford Lectures 2009 will be presented by Professor Diana L. Eck of Harvard University.

Professor Diana L. Eck

Professor Eck will present a series of six public lectures on the theme “The Age of Pluralism".

Diana Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry, Harvard University.

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The Gifford Lectures

The Gifford Lectures are held at each of the four ancient Scottish universities.

They were established under the will of Adam Lord Gifford, a Senator of the College of Justice, who died in 1887.

The lectures have enabled a notable field of scholars to contribute to the advancement of philosophical and theological thought.

Past Gifford Lecture speakers at the University include Albert Schweitzer, Niels Bohr, Sir John Eccles, Iris Murdoch, Michael Ignatieff and Noam Chomsky.


Full details of the Gifford Lectures are available on the College of Humanities and Social Science website.

Gifford Lectures


All lectures will be held in St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1LJ.

Event details

Globalisation and Religious Pluralism

Monday 27 April 2009, 5.30pm

Monday 27 April 2009, 6.30pm

The Civic Perspective: Citizens, Nations, and the Challenges of Religious Pluralism

Tuesday 28 April 2009, 5.30pm

Tuesday 28 April 2009, 6.30pm

The New Cosmopolis: Cities and the Realities of Religious Pluralism

Thursday 30 April 2009, 5.30pm

Thursday 30 April 2009, 6.30pm

Religious Views of Religious Pluralism I

Monday 4 May 2009, 5.30pm

Monday 4 May 2009, 6.30pm

Religious Views of Religious Pluralism II

Tuesday 5 May 2009, 5.30pm

Tuesday 5 May 2009, 6.30pm

The Pluralism Within

Thursday 7 May 2009, 5.30pm

Thursday 7 May 2009, 6.30pm

Contact details

For more information on this event, including any accessibility enquiries, please contact Patricia McClory.

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