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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Durham University's Centre for Catholic StudiesDurham Uni

Durham University's Centre for Catholic Studies is the UK's first permanent centre devoted to pioneering research and teaching in Catholic theology in the public academy. The Centre operates within the UK's premier research Department of Theology and Religion and works in close partnership with the Catholic Church to produce future leaders, foster talent, and foment Catholic scholarship locally and globally.

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The Centre for Catholic Studies programme of events for 2017–2018 is available here.

 

Next events

Posters:

10th Anniversary Public Lecture, 'Catholics in Public Life: A UK perspective'.

By Daniel, Lord Brennan of Bibury QC.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 between 5.00pm - 6.30pm in the Debating Chamber, Palace Green, Durham.

Registration is essential, deadline on Wednesday 11 April online via our website or by tel: 0191 334 1656. All are welcome.

NB. This public lecture is part of the Centre for Catholic Studies 10th Anniversary Conference. If you have already registered for the conference, you do not need to register separately for this lecture.


Ushaw Lecture Series

Devotional Objects and Emotional Responses: Contributions from Late Medieval Archaeology

Dr Eleanor Standley (University of Oxford)

Tuesday 24 April 2018 at Ushaw College. Drinks Reception: 5.30pm in the Refectory, Lecture: 6pm-7.15pm in the Exhibition Hall.

This lecture is open to all and is free of charge; registration is essential via eventbrite or by telephoning 0191 334 1656. Transport is also available to book for those who need it. The registration deadline for transport is 10am on Thursday 19 April.


450th Anniversary Conference for the Founding of the English College at Douai

'450 Years Pioneering Catholic Education: Past, Present, Future'

Being held on Monday 30 April – Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Ushaw College, Durham.

The full conference programme and online registration can be found via our website: www.centreforcatholicstudies.co.uk.

Our contact details; email: ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk or tel: 0191 334 1656.

Public Lecture, '"To Doe Our Countrie Good” Douai, Rome, and the Tridentine Seminary.'

By Professor Eamon Duffy (University of Cambridge).

Monday 30 April 2018, Lecture from 6.00pm in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College.

Registration is essential, deadline of 9.00am on Monday 23 April online via our website. All are welcome.

NB. This public lecture is part of the conference celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of the English College at Douai.


Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2018, 'Universities as Places of Encounter Between Faith and Culture'.

A lecture by H.E. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (President of the Pontifical Council for Culture).

On Tuesday 1 May 2018 lecture in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College from 6.15pm. Drink reception (optional) from 7.30pm.

Registration is essential, deadline of 9.00am on Monday 23 April online via our website. All are welcome.

NB. This public lecture is part of the conference celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of the English College at Douai.


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