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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.

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Registration Open for the Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Celebratory Conference:

Catholic Theology in the Public Academy: Searching the Questions, Sounding the Depths

18-20 April 2018

Conference webpage

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Registration Open for the Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Public Lecture:

Daniel, Lord Brennan of Bibury, QC

Catholics in Public Life: A UK Perspective

Wednesday 18 April 2018

5pm-6.30pm in the Debating Chamber, Palace Green, Durham

All welcome. This is a free event but registration is essential: please register here.

Registration deadline: Wednesday 11 April 2018.

Please note that, if you are registered for the Wednesday of the CCS 10th Anniversary Conference, you do not need to register for this public lecture separately.

The English College at Douai

Registration Open for the 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

Conference webpage


Contact Us

Centre for Catholic Studies

Tel: 0191 334 1656

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