Events

Seminars and Events

The Faculty organises a vibrant schedule of events. Here you will information on upcoming events and links to OxTalks where you can find details of the Faculty seminar series'. OxTalks allows you to save series' and specific talks to your personal calendar. Weekly summaries of upcoming events are also sent to Faculty members and graduates in a weekly bulletin.

For further details of postgraduate seminars and undergraduate teaching, please refer to the lecture list.

Coming up this term

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Sunday 21 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

DESSERT ISLAND DISCS* Bishop Humphrey Southern 
Date: 21 January 2018, 20:00 - 21:00 (Sunday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Bishop Humphrey Southern 
Venue Details: Graham Room,

Monday 22 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

How to Invent a Ritual in Early Judaism in Seven Easy Steps 
Date: 22 January 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Monday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Judith Newman (University of Toronto) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

'Old Wine in New Bottles': Thematic Seminar on Ritual and Innovation. How to invent a ritual in early Judaism in seven easy steps 
Date: 22 January 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Monday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Judith Newman (University of Toronto) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 
Organiser: Professor Hindy Najman 

Judith Newman, How to Invent a Ritual in Early Judaism in Seven Easy, OLD TESTAMENT/HEBREW BIBLE SEMINAR 
Date: 22 January 2018, 14:30 - 16:30 (Monday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Judith Newman 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

“The Rhythm and Blues of Creation, after Augustine" 
Date: 22 January 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 (Monday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Graham Ward 
Venue: Christ Church, St Aldates OX1 1DP 

Biblical Art in Oxford series

‘Imagining the Divine’: exhibition as exploration of questions of religion’
Date: 22 January 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Monday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Professor Jas Elsner (Oxford) 
Venue: Trinity College, Broad Street OX1 3BH 
Venue Details: The Danson Room 

Finishing off Disraeli. The Disraeli Letters project 1869-1881 
Date: 22 January 2018, 18:00 - 19:00 (Monday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 

Tuesday 23 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

Christian-Muslim relations in Jordan: Local responses to the Syrian refugee crisis 
Date: 23 January 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Tuesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Jonathan Smith (Leeds University) 
Venue: Song School, 
Venue Details: Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies 

'Expressing divine education in Greek' * 
Date: 23 January 2018, 17:00 - 18:30 (Tuesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Dr Patrick Pouchelle (Centre Sèvres, Paris) 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 
Venue Details: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 

Wednesday 24 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

Rowan Tomlinson, The Philological Muse in Renaissance Culture, ETHICAL READING: PHILOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS 
Date: 24 January 2018, 12:15 - 13:45 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Rowan Tomlinson 
Venue Details: Robert Beddard Room 
Organisers: Hindy Najman (Oriel College ), Dr Constanze Güthenke (University of Oxford) 

On Symphilology 
Date: 24 January 2018, 12:15 - 13:45 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Dr Constanze Güthenke (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

"From 'is' to 'ought not'? Empircal ethics and euthanasia in Belgium" 
Date: 24 January 2018, 16:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Dr David Albert Jones (University of Oxford ) 
Venue: Christ Church, St Aldates OX1 1DP 
Venue Details: South West Lodgings 

Bonaventure as an interpreter of the Bible, the sources of his approach, and its significance. 
Date: 24 January 2018, 16:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Douglas Dales (Diocese of Oxford) 
Venue: Pusey House, 
Venue Details: 3:30pm Tea and Coffee, Hood Room. 4pm Lecture, Ursell Room 

Restorative Justice and Social Justice: Does restorative justice have the ability to transform society? 
Date: 24 January 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Revd Professor Michael Taylor (University of Birmingham ) 
Venue: Regent's Park College, Pusey Street OX1 2LB 
Venue Details: Collier Room 

Writer's Workshop 
Date: 24 January 2018, 17:00 - 19:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker s: Peter Tsimikalis, Jelle Verburg
 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Robert Beddard Room 

Mellifluous Music in Early Western Christianity 
Date: 24 January 2018, 19:30 - 21:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Professor Carol Harrison 
Venue: University College, High Street OX1 4BH 
Venue Details: Old Library 

Thursday 25 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

Judith Newman, Are the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice Mystical Texts?, EARLY BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION SEMINAR 
Date: 25 January 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 (Thursday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Judith Newman 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

Were Scrolls Susceptible to Impurity? The View from Qumran 
Date: 25 January 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 

Esther 5:9–6:11 
Date: 25 January 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Dr John Screnock 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

Friday 26 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

Rethinking Nationalism, Sectarianism and Ethno-Religious Mobilisation in the Middle East 
Date: 26 January 2018, 9:00 - 16:00 (Friday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker 
Venue: St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF 
Venue Details: Middle East Centre, Investcorp Auditorium 

Correlation and Correspondence between Hinduism and Buddhism 
Date: 26 January 2018, 13.45 - 15.15 (Friday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker: Prof Diwakar Acharya (All Souls College ) 
Venue: Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens OX2 6QA 
Venue Details: Old Library 

New Testament Letter Carriers 
Date: 26 January 2018, 14:30 - 15:30 (Friday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Dr Peter Head (Wycliffe Hall ) 
Venue: Keble College, Parks Road OX1 3PG 
Venue Details: Pusey Room 

Saturday 27 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

Rethinking Nationalism, Sectarianism and Ethno-Religious Mobilisation in the Middle East 
Date: 27 January 2018, 9:00 - 16:00 (Saturday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker Various Speakers 
Venue: Pembroke College, St Aldates OX1 1DW 
Venue Details: Harold Lee Room 

 

Call for Papers

SSCE Postgraduate Conference: Life, Death, and Meaning

27th March 2018, University of Aberdeen

For further information: http://www.ssce.org.uk/pg-forums

 

Save the Date

Love and Vulnerability: In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

Date: Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018

Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford

For more details visit: https://goo.gl/QXUhpe

Further details will be announced here early in 2018

 

The McDonald Lectures 2018

Venue: Christ Church at 5pm

Monday 23rd April; Wednesday 25th April; Monday 30th April; Wednesday 2nd May

 

Hensley Henson Lectures 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Tuesday 24th April (followed by a drinks reception); Tuesday 1st May; Tuesday 8th May; Tuesday 15th May

For ticket booking: https://goo.gl/9J37cQ

 

Ptarmigan Lecture 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Dame Professor Averil Cameron

Thursday 26th April (followed by a drinks reception)

 

Sunday 28 January 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

Rethinking Nationalism, Sectarianism and Ethno-Religious Mobilisation in the Middle East 
Date: 28 January 2018, 9:00 - 16:00 (Sunday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker Various Speakers 
Venue: Pembroke College, St Aldates OX1 1DW 
Venue Details: Harold Lee Room 

Holocaust Memorial Lecture - "A family's experience in the Holocaust". 
Date: 28 January 2018, 20:00 - 21:00 (Sunday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Professor Sir Peter Hirsch FRS (University of Oxford) 
Venue Details: Slager Jewish Student Centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ 

Monday 29 January 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

Why Prophecy Is (Not) Magic? 
Date: 29 January 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Monday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Martti Nissinen 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

Martti Nissinen, Why Prophecy Is (Not) Magic?, OLD TESTAMENT/HEBREW BIBLE SEMINAR 
Date: 29 January 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Monday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Martti Nissinen 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

"Human Technological Enhancement and the Moral Imagination" 
Date: 29 January 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 (Monday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Victoria Lorrimar 
Venue: Christ Church, St Aldates OX1 1DP 

Tuesday 30 January 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

' "On which days are both Jews and gentiles happy?" Roman and rabbinic timescapes from the Mishnah to the Talmud' 
Date: 30 January 2018, 17:00 - 18:30 (Tuesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker : Professor Sarit Kattan Gribbetz (Fordham ) 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 
Venue Details: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 

Wednesday 31 January 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

Impiety on Greek Deuteronomy Laws: On the background and ideology of the Translation 
Date: 31 January 2018, 10:30 - 12:00 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Jean Maurais (McGill University ) 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 

Nietzsche’s Philological ‘Innocence’ 
Date: 31 January 2018, 12:15 - 13:45 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker s: Josh Billings, Dr Constanze Güthenke (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

Introducing New Testament Research at Oxford: Bad Exegesis and the Head of John the Baptist 
Date: 31 January 2018, 15:30 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Prof. Jennifer Strawbridge 
Venue: Gibson Building, Woodstock Road OX2 6HE 
Venue Details: Lecture Room 

Restorative Justice and Anthropology: What potential is there in restorative justice to combat the “othering” of wrongdoers? 
Date: 31 January 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Dr Matthew Mills (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Regent's Park College, Pusey Street OX1 2LB 
Venue Details: Collier Room 

 

Thursday 1 February 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

Debating Sophia: Outlines of a Greek theology? 
Date: 1 February 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 (Thursday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Joshua Billings (Yale) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 
Organiser: Prof Hindy Najman 

Joshua Billings, Debating Sophia: Outlines of a Greek theology?, EARLY BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION SEMINAR 
Date: 1 February 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 (Thursday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Joshua Billings 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

 

"Anglo-Catholic Preaching on the Incarnation during the Great War" 
Date: 1 February 2018, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Stephen Edwards (St. Bartholomews Sydenham ) 
Venue: Pusey House
Venue Details: 3:45pm Tea and Coffee. 4pm Lecture 

Friday 2 February 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

James Joyce and Phenomenology of Film 
Date: 2 February 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 (Friday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speakers: Cleo Hanaway-Oakley (University of Oxford), Ulrika Maude (University of Bristol ), Katherine Morris (Mansfield College) 
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG 

'Freeing the Will from Neurophilosophy: Voluntary Acts in Aquinas and Libet-Style Experiments' 
Date: 2 February 2018, 16:30 - 18:00 (Friday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Dr Daniel De Haan 
Venue: Blackfriars, St Giles OX1 3LY 
Venue Details: Lecture Room 

Saturday 3 February 2018 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

Aquinas Colloquium, 2018 
Date: 3 February 2018, 9:15 - 17:15 (Saturday, 3rd week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker Various Speakers 
Venue: Blackfriars, St Giles OX1 3LY 
Venue Details: Aquinas Institute 

 

 

 

Save the Date

 

“How to Prepare for an Academic Career”

Venue: Gibson Building at 12:30pm

Speakers: Dr Michael Burdett (University of Oxford), Prof Hindy Najman

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP with any dietary requirements to victoria.lorrimar@theology.ox.ac.uk by Monday 5th February.

 

 

 

Book launch - Megan Daffern's 'Songs of the Spirit'

Venue: Jesus College Chapel at 5:30pm

Speaker: Professor John Barton (University of Oxford)

Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Songs of the Spirit: A Psalm a Day for Lent and Easter (SPCK). Details here.

Music by Jesus College Choir, Prof John Barton speaking

 

 

 

The Book Launch of 'Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation'

Venue: Harris Manchester College, Warrington Room at 7:00pm

Edited by Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern and Andrew Papanikitas

Speaker: Various Speakers

Tuesday 20th February 2018

RSVP to lucy.rodwell@theology.ox.ac.uk by February 18th

Books available at 20% discount!

 

Love and Vulnerability: In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

Date: Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018

Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford

For more details visit: https://goo.gl/QXUhpe

Further details will be announced here early in 2018

 

The McDonald Lectures 2018

Venue: Christ Church at 5pm

Monday 23rd April; Wednesday 25th April; Monday 30th April; Wednesday 2nd May

 

 

Ptarmigan Lecture 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Dame Professor Averil Cameron

Thursday 26th April (followed by a drinks reception)

 

 

Hensley Henson Lectures 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Tuesday 24th April (followed by a drinks reception); Tuesday 1st May; Tuesday 8th May; Tuesday 15th May

For ticket booking: https://goo.gl/9J37cQ

 

 

Monday 12 February 2018 (5th Week, Hilary Term)

A Surprising Absence? Adoption in the Hebrew Bible 
Date: 12 February 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Monday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Jenni Williams (Wycliffe Hall) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

PG Reading Group 
Date: 12 February 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 (Monday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Graham Ward 

Venue: Christ Church College, St. Aldates Oxford, OX1 1DP

The Septuagint in the Biblical Catenae. 2: How the Catenae deal with the Septuagint

Date: 12 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Monday, 5th week, Hilary 2018) 
Venue: Examination Schools, High Street.

Members of the public are welcome to attend

Tuesday 13 February 2018 (5th Week, Hilary Term)

‘Is the Septuagint the Old Testament of the Church Fathers?’ [Grinfield Lecture] 
Date: 13 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:30 (Tuesday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Professor Gilles Dorival (Aix-Marseille) 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 
Venue Details: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 
Organiser: Professor Martin Goodman 

Book launch - Megan Daffern's 'Songs of the Spirit' 
Date: 13 February 2018, 17:30 - 18:30 (Tuesday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Professor John Barton (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Jesus College, Turl Street OX1 3DW 
Venue Details: Jesus College Chapel 

Wednesday 14 February 2018 (5th Week, Hilary Term)

Spiritual and Theological Use of the Septuagint Vocabulary by the Fathers (Grinfield Lecture) 
Date: 14 February 2018, 10:30 - 12:00 (Wednesday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Professor Gilles Dorival (Aix-Marseille) 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 
 

Schleiermacher's Scriptures, Heine's Bible 
Date: 14 February 2018, 12:15 - 13:45 (Wednesday, 5th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker: Yael Almog 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 
 

"Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer's Protestant Right-Order View of Political Society" 
Date: 14 February 2018, 16:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 5th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker: Emilie Noteboom (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Christ Church, St Aldates OX1 1DP 
Venue Details: South West Lodgings 

Forgiveness and restorative Justice (part 1): Exploring the nature and implications of the Christian commitment to forgiveness. 
Date: 14 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Wednesday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Revd Professor Michael Taylor (University of Birmingham ) 
Venue: Regent's Park College, Pusey Street OX1 2LB 
Venue Details: Collier Room 

Thursday 15 February 2018 (5th Week, Hilary Term)

Olivia Stewart Lester, The Sibyl as Inspired Interpreter: Prophecy, Pseudepigraphy, and Reworked Traditions in the Sibylline Oracles, EARLY BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION SEMINAR 
Date: 15 February 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 (Thursday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Olivia Stewart Lester 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room  

"Dame Rose Macaulay (1881-1958): Anglican Apologist" 
Date: 15 February 2018, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Judith Maltby (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Pusey House, 
Venue Details: 3:45pm Tea and Coffee. 4pm Lecture  

'God’s Involvement in Creaturely Action: Physical Premotion, Aristotelian Premotion, or a Dimension of Creation-Conservation?' 
Date: 15 February 2018, 16:30 - 18:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Mr Simon Kopf 
Venue: Blackfriars, St Giles OX1 3LY 
Venue Details: Blackfriars Hall, St. Giles, Oxford 

Friday 16 February 2018 (5th Week, Hilary Term)

Graduate Presentations 
Date: 16 February 2018, 14:30 - 15:30 (Friday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker s: Thaddeus Ekuma (University of Oxford), Margaryta Teslina (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Keble College, Parks Road OX1 3PG 
Venue Details: Pusey Room 

 

 

Save the Date

 The Book Launch of 'Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation'

Venue: Harris Manchester College, Warrington Room at 7:00pm

Edited by Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern and Andrew Papanikitas

Speaker: Various Speakers

Tuesday 20th February 2018

RSVP to lucy.rodwell@theology.ox.ac.uk by February 18th

Books available at 20% discount!

 

Three Minute Thesis DPhil Competition & Social

Venue: The Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College at 5:00pm

The fantastic judging panel is Prof. Graham Ward, Prof. Anna Abulafia, and Dr Alex Henley.

Any current DPhil student in the Faculty is invited to enter the competition, or just attend the event, which is free and will include food and drinks.
Tuesday 27th February 2018
RSVP to robert.brown@bfriars.ox.ac.uk by noon on February 16th

 

MSt and MPhil Students:  Sign up for Essay and Dissertation Writing Class March 1st

Venue: Faculty Board Room at 12-1.30pm

Thursday 1st March 2018, with lunch provided.

Sign up now, or by Monday 19th February at the latest, by emailing Andreia Costa at andreia.costa@theology.ox.ac.uk.

Love and Vulnerability: In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

Date: Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018

Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford

For more details visit: https://goo.gl/QXUhpe

Further details will be announced here early in 2018

 

The McDonald Lectures 2018

Venue: Christ Church at 5pm

Monday 23rd April; Wednesday 25th April;

Monday 30th April; Wednesday 2nd May

 

 

Ptarmigan Lecture 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Dame Professor Averil Cameron

Thursday 26th April (followed by a drinks reception)

 

 

Hensley Henson Lectures 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Tuesday 24th April (followed by a drinks reception);

Tuesday 1st May; Tuesday 8th May; Tuesday 15th May

For ticket booking: https://goo.gl/9J37cQ

 

Monday 19 February 2018 (6th Week, Hilary Term)

Student Presentations OLD TESTAMENT/HEBREW BIBLE SEMINAR
Date: 19 February 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Monday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speakers: Susannah Rees (University of Oxford), Judith Clarke (University of Oxford), Elizabeth Stell (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

‘What is it to be a theologian? Some old answers to a new question.’ 
Date: 19 February 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 (Monday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker: Morwena Ludlow 
Venue: Christ Church, St Aldates OX1 1DP 

Prophecy, Piety and the Problem of Historicity: Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures in Cotton Mather's Biblia Americana (1693-1728) 
Date: 19 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Monday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Prof. Jan Stieveermann (University of Heidelberg) 
Venue: Trinity College, Broad Street OX1 3BH 
Venue Details: The Danson Room 

Tuesday 20 February 2018 (6th Week, Hilary Term)

Scriptural Reasoning's Challenge to Muslims 
Date: 20 February 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Tuesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Doaa Baumi (Birmingham University) 
Venue: Song School, 
Venue Details: Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies 

'Greek "Sacred Laws'' ' * 
Date: 20 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:30 (Tuesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Professor Robert Parker 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 
Venue Details: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 
Organiser: Professor Martin Goodman 

 

“Was the Buddha a Muslim?” The Ottoman Turkish Engagement with Japanese Religions 
Date: 20 February 2018, 17:00 (Tuesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 
Venue: Oriental Institute, 11 Pusey Lane OX1 2LE 

Venue Details: Pusey Lane,Lecture Room 1 
Speaker: Dr Katja Triplett (Centre for Modern East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen) 

The Book Launch of 'Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation' 
Date: 20 February 2018, 19:00 - 20:30 (Tuesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker: Various Speakers 
Venue: Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road OX1 3TD 
Venue Details: Warrington Room 

Wednesday 21 February 2018 (6th Week, Hilary Term)

Ishay Rosen-Zvi, The Relevance of Midrash: Between the Mekhilta and Origen, ETHICAL READING: PHILOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS 
Date: 21 February 2018, 12:15 - 13:45 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker: Ishay Rosen-Zvi 
Venue Details: Robert Beddard Room 
Organisers: Hindy Najman (Oriel College ), Dr Constanze Güthenke (University of Oxford) 

The Relevance of Midrash: Between the Mekhilta and Origen 
Date: 21 February 2018, 12:15 - 13:45 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Ishay Rosen-Zvi 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

Early Modern Mysticism and the Making of Anglicanism 
Date: 21 February 2018, 15:30 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker: Dr Apetrei 
Venue: Gibson Building, Woodstock Road OX2 6HE 
Venue Details: Lecture Room 

Longing for Health: Richard rolle and the Medieval Medicine of Words. 
Date: 21 February 2018, 16:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Dr Daniel McCann (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Pusey House, 
Venue Details: 3:30pm Tea and Coffee, Hood Room. 4pm Lecture, Ursell Room 

Forgiveness and Restorative Justice (part 2): The witness of empirical research to the value or otherwise of forgiveness, in Restorative Justice Conferencing. 
Date: 21 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Revd Dr Myra Blyth (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Regent's Park College, Pusey Street OX1 2LB 
Venue Details: Collier Room 

Listening Well: Managing Modern Life with Music 
Date: 21 February 2018, 19:30 - 21:00 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Dr Gulliver Ralston (University of Oxford) 
Venue: University College, High Street OX1 4BH 
Venue Details: Old Library 

 

Thursday 22 February 2018 (6th Week, Hilary Term)

Midrashic Hermeneutics, EARLY BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION SEMINAR 
Date: 22 February 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 (Thursday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Ishay Rosen Zvi 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 
 

"Out of the Historic Catastrophe" - An analysis of S.Y. Agnon's Nobel Prize speech 
Date: 22 February 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 

Genesis 37 
Date: 22 February 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Dr. Alinda Damsma 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

'Is There an Unmoved First Mover In Us? – Aquinas' "No"' 
Date: 22 February 2018, 16:30 - 17:30 (Thursday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Rev Dr Peter Hunter, OP 
Venue: Blackfriars, St Giles OX1 3LY 
Venue Details: Lecture Room 

A Blessing for the Land: The Rediscovery of a Buddhist Nunnery in Highland Nepal 
Date: 22 February 2018, 17:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker: Prof. Charles Ramble (EPHE, Paris) 
Venue: Oriental Institute, 11 Pusey Lane OX1 2LE 
Venue Details: Pusey Lane, Lecture room 1 

Friday 23 February 2018 (6th Week, Hilary Term)

'Sharia councils: reflections on Islam, law and pluralism in India and Europe' 
Date: 23 February 2018, 13:45 - 15:15 (Friday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Prof Justin Jones (Pembroke College ) 
Venue: Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens OX2 6QA 
Venue Details: Talbot Hall 

Religion and Public Policy 
Date: 23 February 2018, 14:00 - 17:00 (Friday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speakers: Mircea Dumitru (University of Bucharest), Roger Trigg (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Regent's Park College, Pusey Street OX1 2LB 

What's the Point of... the Septuagint? 
Date: 23 February 2018, 14:30 - 15:30 (Friday, 6th week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker: Professor Alison Salvesen 
Venue: Keble College, Parks Road OX1 3PG 
Venue Details: Pusey Room 

 

 

Save the Date

 

Three student presentations in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar.

This is a wonderful opportunity for us all to hear what Oxford's graduate students are working on, and for the presenters to receive valuable feedback.

Venue: Oriel College, Harris Seminar Room, 2:30-4:00pm

Speakers: Judith Clarke (Oriel), Susannah Rees (Keble) and Elizabeth Stell (Oriel)

Monday 19th February 2018

 

 The Book Launch of 'Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation'

Venue: Harris Manchester College, Warrington Room at 7:00pm

Edited by Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern and Andrew Papanikitas

Speaker: Various Speakers

Tuesday 20th February 2018

RSVP to lucy.rodwell@theology.ox.ac.uk by February 18th

Books available at 20% discount!

 

Three Minute Thesis DPhil Competition & Social

Venue: The Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College at 5:00pm

The fantastic judging panel is Prof. Graham Ward, Prof. Anna Abulafia, and Dr Alex Henley.

Any current DPhil student in the Faculty is invited to enter the competition, or just attend the event, which is free and will include food and drinks.
Tuesday 27th February 2018
RSVP to robert.brown@bfriars.ox.ac.uk by noon on February 16th

 

MSt and MPhil Students:  Sign up for Essay and Dissertation Writing Class

Venue: Faculty Board Room, 12-1.30pm

Thursday 1st March 2018, with lunch provided.

Sign up now, or by Monday 19th February at the latest, by emailing Andreia Costa at andreia.costa@theology.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

 

Love and Vulnerability: In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

Date: Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018

Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford

For more details visit: https://goo.gl/QXUhpe

Further details will be announced here early in 2018

 

The McDonald Lectures 2018

Venue: Christ Church at 5pm

Monday 23rd April; Wednesday 25th April;

Monday 30th April; Wednesday 2nd May

 

Ptarmigan Lecture 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Dame Professor Averil Cameron

Thursday 26th April (followed by a drinks reception)

 

 

Hensley Henson Lectures 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Tuesday 24th April (followed by a drinks reception);

Tuesday 1st May; Tuesday 8th May; Tuesday 15th May

For ticket booking: https://goo.gl/9J37cQ

 

Bible/Poetry: A Study Day

Venue: Magdalen College, Oxford

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2018

(Starting and ending mid-morning).

Monday 26 February 2018 (7th Week, Hilary Term)

Naphtali Meshel, The Foundations of Logic and Ritual Thinking in Leviticus, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Seminar 
Date: 26 February 2018, 14:30 - 16:00 (Monday, 7th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Naphtali Meshel 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

'Using Patristic Resources for Constructive Theology: A Case Study on Maximus the Confessor'. 
Date: 26 February 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 (Monday, 7th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Ian McFarland 
Venue: Christ Church, St Aldates OX1 1DP  

Tuesday 27 February 2018 (7th Week, Hilary Term)

'A Palestinian Jewish Aramaic mythological hemerologion from the Cairo Genizah in the Bodleian Library' 
Date: 27 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:30 (Tuesday, 7th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : Professor Gideon Bohak (Tel Aviv) 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 
Venue Details: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 
Organiser: Professor Martin Goodman  

Wednesday 28 February 2018 (7th Week, Hilary Term)

The Lexical Exegesis of the Rabbis and the vocabulary of the Septuagint 
Date: 28 February 2018, 10:30 - 12:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker : Hallel Baitner 
Venue: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street OX1 2HG 

The Ethics of Peripheral Reading: Reading in and Outside of the Canon 
Date: 28 February 2018, 11:00 - 12:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker : Irene Peirano (Yale University) 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room  

Irene Peirano, The Ethics of Peripheral Reading: Reading in and Outside of the Canon, Ethical Reading: Philological Reflections 
Date: 28 February 2018, 12:15 - 13:45 (Wednesday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker: Irene Peirano 
Venue Details: Robert Beddard Room 
Organisers: Hindy Najman (Oriel College), Dr Constanze Güthenke (University of Oxford)

Religion and Development: Interactions and Reconfigurations as viewed from Southeast Asia 
Date: 28 February 2018, 14:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 

Speaker: R. Michael Feener (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) 
Venue: St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF 
Venue Details: Deakin Room 

Reparation and Restorative Justice: Is restorative justice enriched by discourse with atonement theology? 
Date: 28 February 2018, 17:00 - 18:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker : Dr Matthew Mills (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Regent's Park College, Pusey Street OX1 2LB 
Venue Details: Collier Room  

Thursday 1 March 2018 (7th Week, Hilary Term)

The Sibyl as Inspired Interpreter: Prophecy, Pseudepigraphy, and reworked Traditions in the Sibylline Oracles 
Date: 1 March 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker : Olivia Stewart Lester 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room  

Olivia Stewart Lester and Arjen Bakker, How to Write Conference Abstracts?, Early Biblical Interpretation Seminar 
Date: 1 March 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker s: Arjen Bakker, Olivia Stewart Lester 
Venue: Oriel College, Oriel Square OX1 4EW 
Venue Details: Harris Seminar Room 

MSt and MPhil Students: Sign up for Essay and Dissertation Writing Class. 
Date: 1 March 2018, 12:00 - 13:30 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Alex Henley (Pembroke College) 
Venue: Gibson Building, Woodstock Road OX2 6HE 
Venue Details: Faculty Board Room 
Organiser: Alex Henley (Pembroke College) 

Photography and Tibet 
Date: 1 March 2018, 13:00 - 14:00 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker s: Clare Harris (Oxford), Thupten Kelsang (Tibetan Art Collective), Elizabeth Edwards (University of Oxford), Geraldine Johnson (Oxford) 
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG  

"Anglicanism on Trial: Mark Pattison and John Henry Newman – A Troubled Relationship?" 
Date: 1 March 2018, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker: Peter Nockles (University of Manchester) 
Venue: Pusey House, 
Venue Details: 3:45pm Tea and Coffee. 4pm Lecture  

'Hand in Hand: Divine and Human Collaboration in Prudential Decision-Making According to Thomistic Texts' 
Date: 1 March 2018, 16:30 - 18:00 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker : Prof John D. Love 
Venue: Blackfriars, St Giles OX1 3LY 
Venue Details: Lecture Room  

The Uncontrolling Love of God’: An Open and Relational Providence

Discussing the Recent Book and its Theology’
Date: 1 March 2018, 17:00 - 18:30 (Thursday, 7th Week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker: Professor Thomas Jay Oord (http://thomasjayoord.com/)
Venue: Balliol College Chapel, Balliol College, Oxford, OX1 3BJ

The Newman Lecture - 'The idea of a university in the 21st century' 
Date: 1 March 2018, 17:30 - 18:30 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2018)
 
Speaker : The Rt Hon, the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH PC Chancellor (University of Oxford) 
Venue: Pembroke College, St Aldates OX1 1DW 
Venue Details: The Pichette Auditorium 

Friday 2 March 2018 (7th Week, Hilary Term)

True Life, the Commandment, and the Root of All Evil: Wealth in 1 Timothy 
Date: 2 March 2018, 14:30 - 15:30 (Friday, 7th week, Hilary 2018) 
Speaker : Nathan Eubank 
Venue: Keble College, Parks Road OX1 3PG 
Venue Details: Pusey Room 

 

Save the Date

Love and Vulnerability: In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

Date: Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018

Venue: Mansfield College, Oxford

For more details visit: https://goo.gl/QXUhpe

Further details will be announced here early in 2018

 

The McDonald Lectures 2018

Venue: Christ Church at 5pm

Monday 23rd April; Wednesday 25th April;

Monday 30th April; Wednesday 2nd May

Ptarmigan Lecture 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Dame Professor Averil Cameron

Thursday 26th April (followed by a drinks reception)

 

Hensley Henson Lectures 2018

Venue: Examination Schools at 5pm

Speaker: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Tuesday 24th April (followed by a drinks reception);

Tuesday 1st May; Tuesday 8th May; Tuesday 15th May

For ticket booking: https://goo.gl/9J37cQ

 

Bible/Poetry: A Study Day

Venue: Magdalen College, Oxford

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2018

(Starting and ending mid-morning).

 

6th annual Summer School and International Conference, Beyond Secular Faith is Economy of Desire.

Venue: TBA (Granada – Spain)

Monday 18th June 2018 – Monday 25th June 2018

If you would like to present a paper for the Conference (besides participating in the Summer School) please send your CV and a short letter of intent to secretaria@institutoifes.es

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AND CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: 30th April 2018

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