News & Announcements

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 05:30 to Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 06:30
Playfair Library Hall, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Professor Dr Agustin Fuentes will present this academic year’s Gifford Lecture Series, on the following dates: February 26 and 27, and March 1, 5, 6, and 8, 2018, 5:30–6:30pm

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 17:15 to Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 18:15

“Though The Darkness Hide Thee”: Seeking the Face of the Invisible God 

The 2017 Gifford Lecture series will take place in Parliament Hall and will all start at 5.15pm.

Lecture 1: Monday 27 March 2017 – Lecture at 5.15 until 6.15, followed by a reception.
Lecture 2: Tuesday 28 March
Lecture 3: Wednesday 29 March
Lecture 4: Monday 3 April
Lecture 5: Tuesday 4 April
Lecture 6: Wednesday 5 April

The University of Edinburgh has announced that Professor Jeffrey Stout will be delivering the 2016–17 Gifford Lectures on May 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, and 11.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 17:30 to Friday, October 9, 2015 - 17:30
Parliament Hall

Exemplarist virtue theory is a comprehensive ethical theory in which all central terms in moral discourse (“virtue,” “good life,” “wrong act,” etc) are defined by direct reference to exemplars of goodness, picked out through the emotion of admiration.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 02:00 to Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 02:00
Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre

Perry Schmidt-Leukel – Interreligious Theology: The Future Shape of Theology

There are five lectures in the series, spread over five nights.

  1. Tuesday 13 October: Interreligious Theology: Whither and Why?
  2. Wednesday 14 October: The Prophet and the Son.
  3. Thursday 15 October: The Son and the Buddha. (NB: changed from Monday 19th!)
  4. Tuesday 20 October: The Buddha and the Prophet.
  5. Wednesday 21 October: Towards a Fractal Theory of Religious Diversity.

Each night:

Silence: A Christian History

The product of his 2006 Gifford Lectures, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Silence takes a cross-section of Christian history, examining the theme of “silence” as a moral and spiritual act. Silence here stands in a dialectical relationship with “speech”, and acquires a wide range of different meanings and applications.

Silence: A Christian History
Monday, May 19, 2014 -
17:30 to 18:30
St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry Street, Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

Justice Catherine O’Regan will deliver her Gifford Lecture, "'What is Caesar’s'? Adjudicating faith in modern constitutional democracies".

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 17:30 to Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 19:30
Graham Kerr Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

The 2014 Gifford Lecture Series at the University of Glasgow is entitled Givenness and Revelation. It will be delivered in May by Jean-Luc Marion.

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 17:15 to Friday, December 7, 2012 - 18:15
School III of St Salvator’s Quad, North Street, St Andrews

Dr. Denis Alexander (University of Cambridge) will present The Gifford Lecture Series at St. Andrews beginning December 3, 2012. The lecture series will be delivered in School III of St Salvator’s Quad, North Street, St Andrews. Each lecture will begin at 5.15pm, and following the first there will be a reception in Lower College Hall. Lectures are free and open to the public as well as to staff and students of the University.

Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 14:30 to Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 19:00
University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow is pleased to announce that registration for the 2012 Gifford Lecture Series is now open.

Lecture Dates

Art , metaphor and synesthesia (afternoon workshop) 
Sunday 27th May, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Sir Charles Wilson, Lecture Theatre

Illusions , delusions and the brain
Monday 28th May 6pm (doors open 5:30pm)
Bute Hall, Main Building

Molecules , neurons and morality
Wednesday 30th May 6pm (doors open 5:30pm)
Bute Hall, Main Building