Ushaw Lectures Series
The Ushaw Lecture Series celebrates the cultural and research significance of the remarkable bibliographical, archival and material-cultural collections at Ushaw, near Durham City, and the wider history of which they are expressions. The lectures cover music, art, drama, poetry and literature, architecture, material-culture, politics, science and theology.
A pre-lecture drinks reception is offered from 5.30pm in the Refectory, with the lecture running 6pm-7pm in the Exhibition Hall.
Registration: All are most welcome. If you wish to attend, please let us know you are coming by registering via https://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com or 0191 334 1656. Registration opens 3 weeks before each lecture.
Transport: Transport between Durham City and Ushaw can be booked free of charge. If you need help with transport, please register at least 5 days in advance and indicate your need for transport
Updates: To keep up-to-date with this lecture series, please see www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk, join the Centre for Catholic Studies mailing list by registering at www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk, or follow us @CCSDham.
- 30 April 2019 17:30: Jacques Maritain, Democratic Crisis and the Promise and Peril of a Global Catholic History - Prof. John McGreevy, University of Notre Dame
- 21 May 2019 17:30: Staging Magic in English Catholic College Drama - Prof. Alison Shell, University College London
- 18 June 2019 17:30: Lendrum Priory Library Fellow Lecture: Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall and Durham's Response to the Reformation - Dr Elizabeth Biggs, RRL Lendrum Priory Library Visiting Fellow
- 26 February 2019 18:00: Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture: Communio fidelium - communio ecclesiarum - communio episcoporum: Representation in Synodal Structures - Prof. Myriam Wijlens, University of Erfurt
- 12 February 2019 17:30: Evelyn Waugh, Catholicism and America - Prof. Martin Stannard, University of Leicester
- 22 January 2019 17:30: Home is Where We Start From; The Politics of Place - Julian Coman, The Observer
- 11 December 2018 17:15: Christ, the Light of Our Lives; or 'What Do the Ox and the Ass Get Out of Christmas?' - Prof. Janet Soskice, University of Cambridge
- 27 November 2018 17:30: Edward Coleman, 1636-1678: Catholic Martyr as Newsletter Writer - Prof. Stephen Taylor, Durham University
- 18 October 2018 17:30: Douai 450th Anniversary Lecture 3: The Hounding of Francis Thompson - Prof. Keith Hanley, Lancaster University
- 21 May 2018 17:30: The Restoration of the English and Welsh Seminaries in the Aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars - Revd Dr Peter Phillips, Diocese of Shrewsbury
- 1 May 2018 18:15: Universities as Places of Encounter Between Faith and Culture: A public conversation with Bishop Paul Tighe (Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture) - HE Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture
- 24 April 2018 17:30: On Devotional Objects - Dr Eleanor Standley, University of Oxford
- 6 March 2018 17:30: Jacobitism and the Conscience of British and Irish Catholicism (Ushaw 450th Anniversary Lecture 1) - Dr Gabriel Glickman, University of Cambridge
- 22 February 2018 17:30: Saving Catholic Grosseteste: Fr Philip Perry’s Lost Biography - Dr Jack Cunningham, Bishop Grosseteste University
- 24 January 2018 17:30: Sin, Confession and Politics: Royal Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Catholic Europe - Prof. Nicole Reinhardt, Durham University
- 13 December 2017 17:00: Nativity Scenes: A Live Performance - Dr Stefano Cracolici , Durham University
- 21 November 2017 17:30: The Survival, Alteration and Appreciation of English Medieval Embroideries - Glyn Davies , Victoria & Albert Museum
- 16 October 2017 17:30: A Conversation with Roy Hattersley on his 2017 book, ‘The Catholics: The Church and its People in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the Present Day’ -
- 22 June 2017 18:00: Bearing Scars and Forging Hope: The Church’s Flawed Expertise in Humanity (Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture) - Dr Ethna Regan, Dublin City University
- 23 May 2017 17:30: English Jesuit Drama 1599-1916: From Martyrs to Rum Punch - Joe Reed and Jan Graffius, Stonyhurst College
- 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
- 8 March 2017 17:30: Ireland’s Spiritual Empire - Dr Colin Barr, University of Aberdeen
- 22 February 2017 17:30: Maps, Meridians and Missions: Christopher Maire, SJ (1697–1767), a Durham Cartographer in Enlightenment Italy - Prof. Maurice Whitehead, Venerable English College, Rome
- 26 January 2017 17:30: Arts and Artefacts (Joint MLAC/Dept Theology & Religion Ushaw Lecture) - Dr Carol Richardson, Edinburgh College of Art
- 13 December 2016 17:15: O Come All Ye Faithful: A Musical Mystery Tour - Prof Bennett Zon, Durham University
- 22 November 2016 17:30: A Monk’s Books: Windows on Religious Life in Early 16th-Century England (Joint IMEMS/CCS Ushaw Lecture) - Prof. Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary, PA
- 18 October 2016 17:30: Confluence of Dreams: WB Yeats, George Russell (AE) and the Easter Rising - Ambassador Daniel Mulhall
- 21 June 2016 17:30: Pugin's Medievalism: Stained Glass In Focus - Dr Claire Daunton
- 26 May 2016 17:30: The English Secular Priesthood: History, identity and renewal - Dr Judith Champ, Oscott College
- 26 April 2016 17:30: 'Catholic Martyrdom in Late Elizabethan England' - Professor Michael Questier, Queen Mary University of London
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