New class begins MTh Ministry Studies at ZTC
Rev Dr Ken Jeffrey returned to Malawi at the start of October to welcome a new class of fifteen students who have started the MTh Ministry Studies programme which is hosted at Zomba Theological College. They took the first of their four courses, Spiritual Formation, and spent time considering the...
CEU Conference Report
By Olivia Linda Klee Migration, Exile and Diaspora in Historical Perspective: Undergraduate Conference in History, 11th-14th August 2019; Central European University (CEU), Budapest
Congratulations to History Department Prize Winners!
Congratulations to our History students who won this year's various prizes for excellent academic performance! The students awarded prizes for the 2018-19 academic year are: Nya Gnagi (Judith Hook Prize in Cultural History) Kia-Aurora Pyykkonen (Catherine Gavin Prize) David Harrop (Kathleen Edwards Prize in Medieval History) Meret Meister (Marischal Award for the Best Performance...
Two World-leading Scholars Appointed in Divinity
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is delighted to announce the appointment of two world-leading professors to join the University of Aberdeen’s outstanding Divinity Department. Professor John Behr has been appointed as a Professor in Divinity, offering specialisation in Patristics and Orthodox Theology. Professor Behr is Fr Georges Florovsky Distinguished...
Dr Gerry Hough named Best Undergraduate Lecturer
We are delighted to announce that Dr Gerry Hough was named Best Undergraduate Lecturer in the 2019 University of Aberdeen Excellence Awards, in a competition including a total of 50 nominees across the University! This outstanding success is made even more remarkable by the fact that this is the second time...
Launch of student-led TRSS (Theology and Religious Studies Society)
TRSS is a society for all students interested in Theology, Religious Studies and Divinity. TRSS supports members of all different religious beliefs; as well as those of no faith. All members are encouraged to think independently and are free to express any of their opinions without judgement. Overall, TRSS aims to...
SPA Centenary Fellows
The Philosophy department is delighted to announce that it will host three distinguished visiting philosophers in 2019-20, funded by the Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellows’ scheme. Each Centenary Fellow will visit Aberdeen for up to three weeks, and will give a public lecture, a research seminar, and a postgraduate workshop...
New Reading Group: Philosophy of Sports
Under the aegis of the Centre for Knowledge and Society, the nascent Philosophy of Sports Reading Group will be dedicated this half-session to a close reading and discussion of Bernard Suits’s delightful masterpiece The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia (1978). Here is a review by Nigel Warburton. This Reading Group is...
Professor Robert Frost Awarded the Union of Lublin Medal
Professor Robert Frost has been awarded the Benedikt the Pole prize for his book on the Polish-Lithuanian Union. Professor Frost was also awarded the Union of Lublin medal by the city of Lublin for ‘significant contributions to the preservation of the memory of the Union of Lublin’. This was part...
Investment in a Growing Divinity Department
Divinity at Aberdeen goes from strength to strength. We are appointing four new post-doctoral fellows as well as two new professors this year as our world-leading department continues to flourish more and more. This summer will see a Professor or Reader in Church History (with a focus on the Reformation) appointed...
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