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On Human Nature - SOLD OUT
Friday 18 May 2018 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture and Reception
Queen Theatre, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Internationally acclaimed writer and philosopher Sir Professor Roger Scruton has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics, as well as novels, and is widely translated. He is a prominent and often controversial voice within British intellectual and cultural life, frequently appearing on radio and television discussions and often speaking against perceived norms. Drawing on his book of the same name, Roger Scruton joins us to speak On Human Nature, presenting an original and radical defence of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, he argues that human beings cannot be understood simply as biological objects.

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Beyond Teresa
Saturday 09 June 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge and British Carmelite Provinces invite to a one-day colloquium exploring issues regarding the nature of Carmelite reform ‘after Teresa of Avila’ addressing central issues of the ‘post-Teresian’ world from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Confirmed speakers include: Fr Joy Alumkal OCD, Rev’d Prof. Kevin Alban OCarm, Sr Jo Robson OCD, Dr Joana Serrado and Prof. Peter Tyler

Venue: Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge

For more information see: www.stmarys.ac.uk/inspire
Cost: £30 including sandwich lunch and refreshments
For booking go to:Ela Wolbek,on mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk or phone: 01223741039
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Wednesday 07 November 2018 -

THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED (previously planned for February 2018):   

WEDNESDAYS: 7, 14 and 21 November 2018

A three-day interactive and interdisciplinary course, designed to explore the themes of spirituality, religion and ethics in the prison system. Topics studied will include: the ‘human person’, ‘faith and beliefs’, ‘values, goods and the common good’, ‘human rights’, ‘justice and care’, ‘exclusion and healing’ as well ‘moral imagination and character of the prison service professional’.

The course aims to offer the prison service staff (chaplains, in particular) and anyone interested in current debates around religion, personal development, violence, punishment, healing and restoration some resources for a better understanding of these issues.

Lecturers will include: Dr Amy Daughton (Theologian at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology), Dr Anna Abram (Ethicist at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology), Dr Ruth Armstrong (Senior Research Associate, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge), Dr Ryan Williams (Affiliate Research Associate, Prison Research Centre, University of Cambridge), Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ (Senior Lecturer in Theology and Spirituality, Heythrop College, University of London) and Tonie Askin (Prison Chaplain).

Each day will start at 9.30 am (coffee and registration; lecturers will begin at 10 am and will end at 4.00 pm. Teas, coffees as well as sandwich lunch will be provided.

Attendance Certificates will be issued at the end of the course.

Fee: £200

Bursaries are available - please contact Dr Anna Abram, Principal aa2008@cam.ac.uk  to find out whether you are eligible.

To register or find out more about the course, please email the Institute’s Administrator, Ela Wolbek (ew263@cam.ac.uk).

Registration Deadline: 10 October 2018. Places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Venue: The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology,
12 Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9DU