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Seminar Series 2011-12: Renewing Catholic Social Thought

An Agenda for the 21st Century


All seminars will begin at 5.30pm in the Garden Room of St Edmund’s College and will be followed by refreshments.

Michaelmas Term

  • Wednesday, 19th October God, Sex and the challenge of Globalisation (Prof. Nicholas Boyle, University of Cambridge)
  • Wednesday,  9th November Ethics and the challenge of crises (Prof. Tom Sorell, University of Birmingham)
  • Wednesday,  30th November The Global Common Good (Dr Patrick Riordan, S.J.,  Heythrop College)

Lent Term

  • Wednesday, 25th January Catholic Social Teaching contra the Big Society: The Case of Asylum and Immigration (Dr Anna Rowlands, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology)
  • Wednesday, 7th March Religious freedom in a secular society (Prof. Roger Trigg, University of Oxford)
  • Wednesday, 9th May CST and the politics of civil society (Dr Austen Ivereigh, Author of 'Faithful Citizens')


An interdisciplinary research institute inspired by Catholic thought and culture, focussed on contemporary global realities, and dedicated to encounter, dialogue, and transformation