in conversation with Prof. John Swinton, 23 February 2009

Richard Holloway, the broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, will feature as the next Director's Cut speaker in this special event being held at King's College Chapel.  Richard Holloway's television series include Holloway's Road, When I Get to Heaven and The Sword and the Cross.  Holloway hosts the BBC Radio book review programme, Cover Stories, chairs the joint board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, and has written 26 books, including Between the Monster and the Saint: reflections on the human condition (2008).  For this Director's Cut he will be interviewed by Professor John Swinton, Chair of Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen.  The discussion, which will be filmed and include a Q&A with the audience, will cover how religious ideas and moral issues are conveyed on television and the media, including faith in a post-Christian age, the problem of evil, homosexuality and the Anglican church, and the moral problems we face in the current economic crisis.

The event will be introduced by organizer Prof. Alan Marcus.  It is co-hosted by the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen, and followed by a reception hosted by Scottish Screen with a book signing.   Event Poster.