Category Archives: CCS

Deep and Daring: The Gospel of John for the 21st Century 

Deep and Daring: The Gospel of John for the 21st Century
A public lecture by David F. Ford -5pm in Leech Hall, St John’s College, Durham, Tuesday 3 May 2022.

David is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. He is one of the founders of Scriptural Reasoning and has been extensively involved in generating new modes of engagement for interfaith relations. His latest book is The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary (Baker, 2022) – ‘a commentary of rare value … a truly Christ-centered and Spirit-breathing work’ (Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury).

Free event! All welcome. If you would like to attend, please register at https://centreforcatholicstudies.eventbrite.com.

Centre for Catholic Studies

Film Premiere: The Ethical Basis for Civil Resistance by Dr Carmody Grey of Durham’s Centre for Catholic Studies. How should we respond to the global climate crisis? Sunday 27th March at 7.00pm, online. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ethical-basis-for-civil-resistance-dr-carmody-grey-film-premiere-tickets-302524116777?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The Church’s Radical Reform: A podcast from the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University. https://soundcloud.com/user-594051740/sets/the-churchs-radical-reform 

Ushaw Lecture

Fugitive Virgins’: Refugee Women Religious in British Culture, 1792–1815 by Dr Tonya Moutray (Russell Sage College, USA, and Visiting Fellow at Durham Residential Research Library.) Wednesday 23rd February; drinks from 5.30pm, lecture 6.00-7.15pm. Registration via the Centre for Catholic Studies website. 

Centre for Catholic Studies

Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Public Lecture: Catholics in Public Life: A UK Perspective. Daniel, Lord Brennan of Bibury, QC. Wednesday 18 April, 5pm-6.30pm in the Debating Chamber, Palace Green, Durham. All welcome. This is a free event but registration is essential – register online at https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=934 (Please note that, if you are attending the CCS 10th anniversary conference, you are already registered for this public lecture.)

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.