Become a Friend
Become a Friend of the Durham Centre for Catholic Studies and help it to achieve things which otherwise would be impossible (e.g. student scholarships). All of the developments thus far have been made possible through generous benefaction. We now need further Friends to help the Centre achieve its full potential.
As a Friend you will receive:
- discount on all publications associated with the Centre;
- regular updates from our newsletter;
- priority booking for conferences and events;
- invitation to annual Friends’ and Sponsors’ dinner.
CCS bursary/scholarship holders
One of the ways in which organisations partner with the CCS is by funding scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate study. Below, four CCS bursary/scholarship holders describe their research and what the support means to them. The text is taken from speeches given at our annual Friends' and Sponsors' day.
Revd Boram Cha
"One of the benefits of being part of the Centre for Catholic Studies is that, except for living gratefully thanks to the generous support, I am able to begin to catch a glimpse of the Church deeply rooted in and constantly renewed by abundant sources flowing through history." (full text
"The decision of the CCS to understand theology not as an abstract, dry academic science available only to a few, but as a dynamic, ever-changing discipline, which both shapes, and in turn is shaped by, the life of the church, has produced a unique scholarly environment; one in which the pursuit of theological learning, both that of its staff and students, is placed within the broader narrative of the Christian community and its ever changing witness to the Gospel." (full text
"I am researching how Catholic charities understand their identity, and how their links to the Catholic Church and its teaching influence their practice. Using empirical methods, I am exploring how they embody or engage with Catholic social teaching, and what they represent in the relationship between church and state. The research is funded by the Plater Trust, and will aim to be of use to Catholic charities as well as providing a voice for their experience in academic and ecclesial debate." (full text
"I'm incredibly grateful not only for the financial support I’ve received from the CCS, but also for the opportunity to be a part of this diverse community of scholars, brought together with a shared interest in Catholic thought. I’ve been able to learn so much from the variety of seminars hosted by the CCS and have benefited from the opportunities for discussion during the shared meals following each seminar." (full text