Skip to content

Seminars are hybrid, and will take place roughly every second Wednesday from 4–5.30pm in Hollybank (CHB008) and simultaneously on Teams (TRS Research Seminars 2023–2024). To become a member of the Team, contact (please do this well in advance of the first seminar you wish attend). PG Training times may differ (see below). 

Autumn Term

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Professor William Horbury (University of Cambridge)

The Martyrdom of Pionius and Jewish-Christian Controversy


Wednesday 25 October 2023

14.00-15.00 – UoC Careers Services Session


1 November 2023

14.30-17.00 Library Induction (including tour of Seaborne Library for in-person students)


Wednesday 8th November 2023

Dr Deborah Casewell (University of Chester)

Antigone Again? Reading Kierkegaard in and with Simone Weil


Wednesday 15th November 2023

14.00-15.00 Academic Skills Session (reading and note taking for research)


Professor Joseph Webster (University of Cambridge)

When Witnesses Talk Back: Ethnographic and Eschatological Reflections on Experiences of Intolerance among Jehovah’s Witnesses in Contemporary Northern Ireland


Tuesday 28th November 2023, 7.30pm (CHB002)

Chester Theological Society

Professor Philip Alexander (University of Manchester) and Bishop Mark Tanner (Bishop of Chester)

Reflections on the Image of Exile in Christian Thought. How Useful is it in Our Time?

Admission: £3 (£1 for students). Includes a glass of wine. (in-person only)


Wednesday 29th November 2023

Dr Stephen Jones (Keele University)

Does Islam Oppose Science? British Muslim Religious Leaders on Evolution and Ijaz


Spring Term

Wednesday 17th January 2024

Dr Stefan Williams Fa (Lund University)

Title tbc


Wednesday 31st January 2024

9.00 - 16:00 Postgraduate Training and Research Day


Wednesday 14th February 2024

Dr Alison Woolley (Seeds of Silence)

Title tbc


Wednesday 28th February 2024

Dr Ashely Cocksworth (University of Roehampton)

Title tbc


Wednesday 13th March 2024

Dr Alison Ruth Gray (Westminster College, Cambridge)

'Musical in the classroom?

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat from a pedagogical perspective


Wednesday 27th March 2024

Dr Timothy Judson (Regents Park College, Oxford)

Dark Weeping and Light Sleeping: Whiteness as a Doctrine of De-formation