Academic Research Staff Notices

Religion and Society Research Group Lectures

Religion and Society Research Group (in collaboration with Worcester Cathedral) Lectures, 2019

The Religion and Society Research Group was established in 2019 by Profs Stephen Parker (Education) and Darren Oldridge (History) in collaboration with The Rev’d Canon Dr Georgina Byrne (Worcester Cathedral) They began in Lent and they continue into the Autumn. A conference is planned for next academic year.

We are delighted to welcome four further lecturers over the coming months, who will be encouraging us to make connections between faith and the contemporary issues. In particular, these lectures will focus upon the themes of ‘migration’, ‘ecology’ and ‘craftsmanship’.

Except where stated, lectures are held in the Guesten, 15 College Green on Wednesdays, at 7.30pm.

For further details, please see the cathedral website. Dates to note:

19 June

The Lady Chapel, Worcester Cathedral, 7.30pm

Estates of Holiness: radical inclusion on the edge of the city

Speaker: Revd Dr Stephen Edwards
Team Rector of Wythenshawe & Area Dean of Withington
Diocese of Manchester

11 September

Walking, Wounds and Washing feet: a theological response to migration from ground level.

The Revd Dr Susanna Snyder
Lecturer in Ethics and Theology, Ripon College Cuddesdon

9 October      

Approaches to Ecological Theology

Professor Christopher Southgate
Professor of Theodicy, University of Exeter

6 November  

The Craft of Christian Discipleship: making and being made.

Professor Morwenna Ludlow
Head of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter


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