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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A full programme of seminars and lectures for for the current academic year (November 2016 - June 2017) can be found here.


Next events


Ushaw Lectures:

The Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2016 - 2017 will take place on Thursday 22 June 2017, and will be given by Dr. Ethna Regan (Dublin City University).

'Bearing Scars and Forging Hope: The Church’s Flawed Expertise in Humanity'.

The lecture is part of the Ushaw Lecture Series and begins at 6.00pm followed by a cheese & wine reception. Book online or call us on 0191 334 1656. A small cost for the lecture and reception applies and concessionary rates are available. Booking is required and deadlines apply. See poster for full details. All are welcome.

For further enquiries email us or tel: 0191 334 1656.

International Conference:

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts: 1850 — Present

International Conference, 5 to 7 July 2017 Durham, UK

See poster for further detail. For more details and to book, visit the Centre for Catholic Studies website. Deadline for registration: Wednesday 14 June 2017.