Category Archives: CCS

Centre for Catholic Studies

Wednesday 15 November: Catholic Theology Research Seminar: How the Trinitarian God Acts in Creation: Augustine, Aquinas and Lonergan, by Professor Neil Ormerod (Australian Catholic University. 5:15pm drinks reception; 5:30pm paper and discussion here in the parish/chaplaincy room.

A group will dine in a local resturant afterwards. All are most welcome to attend; please register via http://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com or 01913341656.

Centre for Catholic Studies

Thursday 2 November: Catherine Pepinster (former editor of The Tablet): The Keys and The Kingdom: The British and the Papacy from John Paul II to Francis. A Catholic Theology Research Seminar. 5.30pm talk in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green, followed by drinks at 7pm. All are most welcome to attend; please register via http://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com or 0191 334 1656.

Durham to host major seminar on Church union

On 13 November the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) Drafting Group will come to Durham. Established in 1967, ARCIC is the official body for formal dialogue between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church. The third phase of work began in 2011 and is exploring the church as Communion, local and universal, and how in communion the local and universal church come to discern right ethical teaching.

The drafting group will hold a major seminar-consultation in Durham as it moves towards the first agreed statement of ARCIC III. Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 16 November in the Deanery of Durham Cathedral, the seminar will explore the local, regional and universal dimensions of Anglican and Catholic ecclesial life and their interrelationship. Canon Dr John Gibaut, the Right Reverend Linda Nicholls (Bishop of Huron) and Professor Murray will speak on the work of ARCIC III from Anglican and Catholic perspectives.

All are welcome to attend the seminar. For enquiries and to book, please contact the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University, at ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or on 0191 334 1656. (Our own Fr Tony Currer is also taking part in the seminar, and will celebrate the 10:00am Mass at St Cuthbert’s on Sunday 20 November.)

Centre for catholic studies

Catholic Social Thought and Practice Lecture: Fr Rodolfo Cardenal, SJ (University of Central America): Rutilio Grande, Óscar Romero and Pope Francis; Introduced by Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 2 November, 5:30-7:00pm, Pemberton Lecture Room, PG20, Palace Green. The lecture will be followed by a meal in a local restaurant. To book, please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar

Centre for Catholic StudiesOn Thursday 13 October, Marco Politi (Author and journalist, Rome): ‘Pope Francis Among the Wolves’. The evening will begin at 5:30pm with drinks; the seminar will start at 5:45pm-7:15pm at Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham. Please note the new time and day of the week. 

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant. All welcome. Please contact Jane at ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Time will tell…

A Catholic Social Thought and Practice Lecture will be delivered by Prof Martin Daunton (Cambridge) on Time will tell: thinking about intergenerational justice on Monday 20 June 2016, 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Pemberton Lecture Room (PG20), Palace Green.

Please contact Jane Lidstone if you wish to attend – ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or telephone 0191 334 1656. Booking is preferred, though not essential.

Ushaw Lecture: Stained Glass

Dr Claire Daunton (Cambridge) will deliver an Ushaw Lecture Mediaeval Stained Glass and Pugin’s neo-Gothic Designs on Tuesday 21 June.

Drinks Reception, 5:30pm; lecture 6:00pm-7.15pm
Venue: Ushaw College

All are welcome; registration is required. To book a place please email Dr Hannah Thomas, hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or telephone Dr Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656. If you need help with transport to and from Ushaw College, please mention this when booking and book by 9am on Friday 17 June.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: World as Sacrament

Prof Stephan van Erp  (University of Leuven) will speak on “World as Sacrament: The Political Theology of the Church” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 7 June.

Venue: St Chad’s College, 18 North Bailey
5.15pm for drinks in the SCR; paper and discussion 5.30pm-7.00pm in the Chapel

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Ushaw Lecture: English Secular Priesthood

Dr Judith Champ (Oscott College) will deliver an Ushaw Lecture The English Secular Priesthood: History, identity and renewal on Thursday 26 May.

Mass (celebrated by Bishop Séamus Cunningham), 4:15pm; Drinks Reception, 5:30pm; lecture 6:00pm-7.15pm
Venue: Ushaw College

All are welcome; registration is required. To book a place please email Dr Hannah Thomas, hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or telephone Dr Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656. If you need help with transport to and from Ushaw College, please mention this when booking and book by 9am on Tuesday 24 May.

What has Christianity to do with welfare?

A Catholic Social Thought and Practice Lecture will be delivered by Nick Spencer (Research Director, Theos – www.theosthinktank.co.uk) on What has Chrstianity to do with welfare? on Thursday 12 May 2016, 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Senate Suite, University College.

Please contact Jane Lidstone if you wish to attend – ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or telephone 0191 334 1656. Booking is preferred, though not essential.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Trinity as Comedy

Dr Marcus Pound will speak on “Trinity and Comedy” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 3 May.

5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room C, Abbey House.

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Ushaw Lecture: Catholic Martyrdom

Prof Michael Questier (Queen Mary University of London) will deliver an Ushaw Lecture Catholic Martyrdom in Late Elizabethan England on Tuesday 26 April.

5.30pm for drinks; lecture 6:00pm-7.15pm
Venue: Ushaw College

All are welome; registration is required. To book a place please email Dr Hannah Thomas, hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or telephone Dr Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656. If you need help with transport to and from Ushaw College, please mention this when booking.

Ushaw Mass and Lecture: Monarchy and Catholics in Britain

MonarcyAndCatholicsProf. Philip Williamson will deliver an Ushaw Lecture Monarchy and Catholics in Britain, 1689-2012 on Wednesday 9 March. Prof. Williamson is Professor of Modern British History and Durham, and is a historian of twentieth-century British politics, political culture and government.

5.30pm for drinks; lecture 6:00pm-7.30pm

Venue: Ushaw College, Exhibition Lecture Theatre

The Lecture will be preceded by a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Centre for Catholic Studies at 5pm in St Cuthbert’s Chapel.

If you wish to attend the lecture and/or Mass you must register with Dr Hannah Thomas on hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656, indicating whether you are coming to the lecture, the Mass, or both. If you need help with transport to and from Ushaw College, please mention this when booking.

Book Launch: The Lost Knowledge of Christ

LostKnowledgeOfChristThe Centre for Catholic Studies and the Catholic Chaplaincy are pleased to host the Durham launch of The Lost Knowledge of Christ: Contemporary Spiritualities, Christian Cosmology and the Arts by fr. Dominic White OP of St Dominic’s, Newcastle, and Catholic Chaplain to Newcastle and Northumbria Universities on Tuesday 1 March.

5:00pm for drinks; Vespers at 6:15pm

Venue: St Cuthbert’s Parish Room, Old Elvet

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email Jane Lidstone on ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Ushaw/CSTP Lecture: The Idea of Freedom

SenAs part of the Ushaw Lecture Series, a Catholic Social Thought and Practice Lecture will be delivered on The Idea of Freedom: Reading Amartya Sen from a Catholic Perspective on Thursday 25 February.

Speakers: Prof. Stuart Corbridge (Vice-Chancellor and Warden); Dr Séverine Deneuline (Universiyt of Bath), Dr Mark Hayes (St Hilda Reader in Catholic Social Thought and Practice, Durham) and Rev. Dr Augusto Zampini Davies (Theological Advisor, CAFOD).

5.30pm for drinks; lecture 6:00pm-7.30pm

Venue: Ushaw College, Exhibition Lecture Theatre

If you wish to attend the lecture you must register with Dr Hannah Thomas, hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or telephone Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656. If you need help with transport to and/or from Ushaw College, please mention this when booking.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: History and Church in Augustine’s understanding of self

AugustineSelfFr. Luigi Gioia (Pontifical University of S. Anselmo, Rome) will speak on “History and Church in Augustine’s understanding of the self” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 9 February.

5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room C, Abbey House.

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar: Election of Israel

ApophaticismNonsupersessionism

Prof. Susannah Ticciati (King’s College London) will speak on “Are apophaticism and nonsupersessionism potential allies? Towards an apophatic account of God’s election of Israel” at the Catholic Theology Research Seminar on Tuesday 2 February.

5.15pm for drinks; seminar 5.30pm-7.00pm
Venue: Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room.

A group will share a meal afterwards at a local restaurant.

All are welcome to attend. Please email ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or call 0191 334 1656 if you wish to attend, noting whether or not you wish to dine afterwards.

Ushaw Lecture: History and Fiction

NovelistsPiers Paul Read will deliver an Ushaw Lecture History and Fiction: how novelists shape the past on Tuesday 26 January. Piers Paul Read is the author of works of fiction, reportage, history, biography and journalism. He is best known for Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors.

5.30pm for drinks; lecture 6:00pm-7.30pm
Venue: Ushaw College

If you wish to attend the lecture you must register with Dr Hannah Thomas, hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or 0191 334 1656.