The School congratulates warmly all those who graduated this year. The staff offer their best wishes for the future.
Dr Eric Stoddart has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to develop this interdisciplinary field. The first workshop, 'Surveillance, Religion, and Security' will be held in Birmingham in October. Call for papers here.
It was with enormous sadness that the School learned of the sudden death on Wednesday 25th May of our friend and colleague John Webster, Professor of Divinity. A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for his life will be held on Saturday, 27 August 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews, Fife. Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams will be officiating.
Top in the National Student Survey...again
Students in St Mary’s have once again ranked us as the best department in the UK in our subject group - Theology and Religious Studies. As Head of School, Dr Stephen Holmes notes, 'There are many university league tables, and we treat some of them with more than a pinch of salt, but the National Student Survey asks graduating students directly about their experience on their course, and so matters.'
£1.6 million for new Logos Institute
The Faculty has received a £1.6 million grant to launch the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology. Four new professorial fellows will include Oliver Crisp, Stephen Evans, Peter van Inwagen and Michael Rea and a new senior appointment is to be advertised. Six, full-fee doctoral scholarships are now available starting 2016 (see advertisement). There will also be a new MLitt programme in Analytic and Exegetical Theology.