Theology, Divinity and Religions Discipline+ Catalyst
Further information, dates, programme and registration links to follow.
- Crossing the Boundary between Theology and Religious Studies - 30 March 2022
This event is open to all PhD researchers within SGSAH consortium HEI institutions who are studying within the fields of Theology and Religious Studies. The aim of the afternoon is to deal with the tension between theology and religious studies, exploring the possibility of, and benefits in, crossing the boundary between these two subject areas. Some panel members will share their insights about the topic. Certain texts will be provided in advance for groups discussion on the event day. Sandwich lunch and afternoon tea/coffee will be provided. The cost of travel to and from the event will be reimbursed.
- Genetic Engineering of Mammals: A practical and ethical dialogue (18 November 2021)
This PhD-student led event will centre on a dialogue with Prof. Bruce Whitelaw, Genus Chair of Animal Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh. Prof Whitelaw is a world leader in the use of the gene editing technology CRISPR, and has pioneered the use of lentivirus vectors to deliver new genes into animal cells. He heads a research group that are currently improving methods for genome editing in a range of livestock species. The aim of this incubator event is to facilitate ethical discussion of the use and future implications of a technique with sweeping implications for the human capacity to alter life.
When published, all event details and registration links will be found on the SGSAH Events and Training page.
Have an idea for training? Want to learn more about a specific event? Get in touch with the Discipline+ Catalyst contact at your HEI. ↓
Theology, Divinity & Religions Catalyst Contacts
Lead: Professor David Clough - University of Aberdeen
Deputy: Dr Matthew Novenson - University of Edinburgh
Dr Madhavi Nevader - University of St Andrews
Dr Zhe Gao - University of Stirling
Dr Garrick Allen - University of Glasgow
Dr Jamie Grant - University of the Highlands and Islands
Doctoral Researcher Committee Reps:
Samuel Nwokoro - University of Edinburgh