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Durham University

Centre for Catholic Studies

Outreach and Media on CSTP

The St Hilda Chair provides academic support to the wider Church and to organisations engaged in putting Catholic Social Thought into practice, notably through the UK Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice and its member organisations. This includes writing for and appearing in the media; public lectures and informal talks; participation in ‘expert’ panels and seminars; and participation in training workshops.

The St Hilda Chair will consider invitations to speak at Diocesan, national and international events.

Recent Media

Dr Anna Rowlands

St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice




  • For Our Welfare and Not For Our Harm. Report from Dr Anna Rowlands, in collaboration with the Jesuit Refugee Service UK, finds that asylum seekers in destitution and detention feel dehumanised by the asylum system but find strength through community membership, faith and volunteering.


Dr Mark Hayes

St Hilda Reader Emeritus


  • 'The Idea of Freedom: Reading Amartya Sen from a Catholic Perspective' by Prof Stuart Corbridge (Durham University), Dr Mark Hayes (Durham University), Dr Augusto Zampini-Davies (CAFOD) and Dr Séverine Deneulin (University of Bath). Introduced by Prof Paul D. Murray (Durham University) and Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham University). Joint Ushaw/Catholic Social Thought and Practice Lecture, 25 February 2016. (Also available as audio.)