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2019: Words and the Word

Words and the Word: word, image, ritual in religion and life 

This year's conference will take place from 2-5 September 2019 at St Mary's University, Twickenham. 

Please note that bookings have now closed for this conference!





Monday 2 September

3-4 pm – arrivals, registration

4.30 pm - Welcome from Vice-Chancellor of St Mary's University & Head of Institute of Theology

5-6pm: Prof Anthony Towey, ‘A Grammar of Dissent: RE in schools and the language of faith’

 Tuesday 3 September (Open Day)

9-10.30am: Prof David Brown, 'Art and the teaching of theology''

11-12.30, 2-3.30pm, and 4.30-6pm: short papers

 Wednesday 4 September

9-10.30am: Prof Stephen Bullivant, ‘We confess that we are atheists’

11-12.30: Dr Alastair Lockheart, ‘Holy places & religious language in new religious movements’

2-3.30pm:  Roxanna Panufnik, 'The spiritual language of music'

3.30-6pm: time free for networking

6pm: Drinks reception followed by Conference Dinner

 Thursday 5 September

9-10.30am: Prof Janet Soskice, ‘The names of God’

11-12.30: Prof Lewis Ayres, ‘The apohphaticism of Christian language: lessons from Basil of Caesarea’

12.30 pm: Requiem Mass for deceased members

2-3.30pm: AGM followed by tea and departures