The centre hosts various events throughout the academic year. Please see below for more information about past events.

Jean Vanier, Brian Brock, John Swinton, Stanley Hauerwas and Hans Reinders

 Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier at the Centre's September 2006 conference.

From right to left: Jean Vanier, Brian Brock, John Swinton, Stanley Hauerwas and Hans Reinders

  • April 2013 The lived experience of dementia: Interdisciplinary perspectives. (International symposium held in Aberdeen and Canberra)

  • May 2012  A Graceful Embrace: Theological and ethical reflections on adopting children. (International symposium)

  • May 2010 Beyond Reason and Will?: Critical conversations on profound intellectual disability and Catholic theology.
  • February 2010 Ecclesiology and Ethnography (British Academy funded): - This was part of a joint initiative with King’s College London. It met in Aberdeen and will meet again in Birmingham and London over the next two years.
  • May 2010 A Theology of Adoption: Critical Reflections from Practical Theology and Christian ethics: an international research symposium.
  • September 2007: Religion and Autism: An interdisciplinary symposium in collaboration with the University of Cardiff
  • March 2007: Learning From The Disabled: An interdisciplinarysymposium sponsored by the Templeton Foundation, L'Arche, Le Ferm, Trosley-Breuil, France. Pictures from La Ferm Trosley-Breuil.
  • September 2006: A Day with Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier: Conversations on disability, friendship and being human.