Bicentenary Series of Gifford Lectures

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The 2022 Gifford Lectures celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Lord Gifford, and take the form of a series of guest lectures by esteemed speakers drawing religion into conversation with topics from law through cognitive science, the environment, and the ancient Mediterranean world, to science.



1 Tuesday 4th October 2022 Law, Religion, and Human Rights

John Witte, Jr.

Robert W. Woodruff University Professor

Emory University
2 Tuesday 18th October 2022 Cognitive Science and Religion

Robert McCauley

William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor

Emory University
3 Tuesday 8th November 2022 Religion, Science, and the Environment

Lisa Sideris

Professor of Environmental Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara
4 Tuesday 15th November 2022 Religion and Ancient Mediterranean Thought

Tim Whitmarsh

A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture

University of Cambridge
5 Tuesday 29th November 2022 Religion and Science

John Dupré

Professor of Philosophy of Science

University of Exeter

Each lecture will take place at 6.00pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception. The first lecture will take place in Room KCF7, King’s College; subsequent lectures will take place in the King’s College Conference Centre (both venues: AB24 3DS).

Registration for the Lectures is not necessary, but do let us know if you have any accessibility requirements. Please contact Paula Duncan ( and we will try our best to meet your specific needs. You can also find detailed information regarding accessibility at the venue using AccessAble: King's College Conference Centre.