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Centre for Catholic Studies

Seminars and Lectures

The Centre for Catholic Studies organises three seminar/lecture series: the Catholic Theology Research Seminar, theUshaw Lecture Series, and Engagements in Catholic Social Thought and Practice. Details of each series are below, and a full programme to download can be found above.

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Audio- and video-recordings of previous seminars and lectures can be found here.

The Durham Catholic Theology Research Seminar is an occasional forum for scholarly discussion of pertinent issues in the Catholic traditions of theology and Church. It draws together people with specialist interests across the traditional theological disciplines (scriptural, historical, philosophical, systematic, liturgical, ethical and practical/pastoral) and social-scientific approaches.

Seminars are usually held on Thursday at 17:30 in Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green, but please check the seminar details for exceptions. Contact for more information about this seminar series.

The Ushaw Lecture Series has been organised with the aim of promoting the archival material and heritage items held at the site. The lectures will explore different aspects of Ushaw’s history and that of the Catholic community more generally, with expert contributors drawn from within and outside the university.

Lectures are usually held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 17:30 in Ushaw College, but please check the details below for exceptions. Contact for more information about this lecture series.

These termly events focus on questions of social, political and economic justice.

They are usually held on Wednesday at 17:30 in Durham City, but please check the seminar details for exceptions. Contact for more information about these events.

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Centre for Catholic Studies
Tel: 0191 334 1656


Read about past conferences, lectures, seminars, events and news items in the Centre for Catholic Studies' Archives.

Previous Seminars

Please click here to view a list of previous seminars.