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Centre for Catholic Studies

Centre for Catholic Studies

Catholic Theology in the Public Academy

Founded in 2008, the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) at Durham University represents a creative partnership between academy and church: a centre within the pluralist, public academy for critically constructive Catholic studies of the highest academic standing.

In the 2017-2018 academic year the CCS is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Explore this website and/or view the CCS prospectus to find out more about the Centre's work.

Research Programme Areas


Registration Open for Reading Paul Today: Grace and Gift for Protestant and Catholic Theology

A Research Symposium in Conversation with John M. G. Barclay’s Paul and the Gift (Eerdmans, 2015)

Friday 22 June 2018, 10am-6pm at Ushaw College, Durham

More information and online registration

Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries for 2018-19

The Centre for Catholic Studies is pleased to announce the Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries available for 2018-19.

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View the Centre for Catholic Studies prospectus for a comprehensive overview of our work

CCS 10th Anniversary Development Brochure

View or download the CCS 10th Anniversary Development Brochure: Shaping the Future of Catholic Theology in the Public Academy; Development Priorities for the Next 10 Years and Beyond.