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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


The English College at Douai

450th Anniversary Conference for the Founding of the English College at Douai

450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future

30 April - 1 May 2018 at Ushaw College, Durham, UK



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.