Summer Lectures 2018

Christian Ethics: Today's Issues

Assisted Dying and Artificial Intelligence were among the topics addressed in a series of free Summer Lectures at Christ Church Cathedral. Starting in July, the six lectures, each given by an expert in the field, looked at key ethical issues of our day from a Christian perspective.

The Revd John Witheridge, an Honorary Chaplain at Christ Church Cathedral, curated this year’s series and said: 'The topics of the last two Summer Lectures series have been largely historical.  This year we turn our attention to Christian Ethics, with a focus on issues that are of particular interest and importance today. The Bishop of Carlisle will introduce the series with a lecture that explains why and how Christians form views on moral matters.’


Wednesday 18 July - Introduction to Christian Ethics

The Rt Revd James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle

Wednesday 25 July - Assisted Dying

Canon Professor Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology

Wednesday 1 August - Social Inequality

The Revd Dr Malcom Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England

Wednesday 8 August - Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Dr Michael Burdett, Research Fellow in Religion, Science and Technology, Wycliffe Hall

Wednesday 15 August - Climate Change

The Rt Revd David Atkinson, former Bishop of Thetford

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Wednesday 22 August - Just War

Lieutenant General Sir Scott Grant, KCB; former Quartermaster-General

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