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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Café des Théologiennes Research Seminar

Meetings: Select Wednesdays (3.30-5.00pm); see details below for the locations.

Café des Théologiennes works to develop a departmental community within which diversity may flourish. CdT was founded with a specific focus on supporting women in the Department of Theology and Religion, particularly in light of the history of women’s underrepresentation within disciplines related to this field. We meet several times a term in both an academic and social capacity.

CdT hosts the following:

  • Postgraduate research seminars:

These are seminars where all postgraduates in the department are welcome to share their research and receive feedback. These seminars seek to foster a sense of collegiality amongst all postgraduates within the department;

  • Discussion panels with faculty members:

Each year CdT organises a panel discussion centred around topics relating to gender and diversity. All postgraduates and faculty are welcome to attend;

  • CdT social gatherings:

CdT organises a couple of social gatherings each term for women in the department.

Since its formation, the Café, as part of the Department of Theology and Religion, was cited as an example of good practice in the Society for Research into Higher Education's Induction Guide for Postgraduate Research Students (Loughlin, Martin, McComb and Taylor 2010). The Café has organised several popular Postgraduate Research Days in the Department of Theology and Religion, providing an opportunity for any of the department’s postgraduates to present their work.


Please join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cafedestheologiennes.

Please contact us at jennifer.leigh@durham.ac.uk or hanna.j.lucas@durham.ac.uk to request more information or to express interest in presenting at one of the Postgraduate Seminars.

To view and download the latest Café des Théologiennes Research Seminar Programme, please click below:

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