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.
If you would like to join the CCS mailing list to receive notifications of these and other forthcoming events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information about this seminar series.
- 8 May 2017 17:30: 'The Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation’ - Prof. Gerard Kelly, Catholic Institute of Sydney
- 18 May 2017 17:30: The Life of Doctrine - Prof. Mike Higton, Durham University
- 2 June 2017 17:30: Against the Manichees: Immigration and the Human Good - Dr Anna Rowlands, Durham University
- 8 June 2017 17:30: The Winds of Change in the Catholic Church: A Sociologist’s View - Prof. Staf Hellemans, Tilburg University
- 15 June 2017 17:30: The Theological Relevance of the Secular - Prof. Christoph Hübenthal, Radboud University, The Netherlands
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.
To book a place at an Ushaw Lecture, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help with transport between Durham City and Ushaw, please contact Jane Lidstone at email@example.com or on 0191 334 1656 at least two working days before the lecture.
- 4 May 2017 17:30: Squabbling, Babbling, Feeling: What did Exile do to Early Modern Catholics from Britain and Ireland? - Prof. John McCafferty, University College Dublin
- 23 May 2017 17:30: English Jesuit Drama 1599-1916: From Martyrs to Rum Punch - Joe Reed and Jan Graffius, Stonyhurst College
- 22 June 2017 17:30: Bearing Scars and Forging Hope: The Church’s Flawed Expertise in Humanity (Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture) - Dr Ethna Regan, Dublin City University
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these events.