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Gifford Lectures At University Of Edinburg

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Check out all the lectures at Edinburgh University




The Gifford Lectureships (held at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and St. Andrews) were established under the will of Adam Lord Gifford (1820-1887), a Senator of the College of Justice at the University of Edinburgh.

Established to 'promote and diffuse the study of Natural Theology in the widest sense of the term - in other words, the knowledge of God,' the Lectureships have enabled a most notable field of scholars to contribute to the advancement of theological thought.


This is wide ranging series, many of which are available on youTube.

For example



Alan Turing Centenary: Legacy of a Code BreakerThursday 10 May 2012, 6pm - 6.41pmGeorge Square Lecture Theatre, George Square, Edinburgh

Presented by Professor Jim Al Khalili, Professor of Physics and Professor of Public Engagement in Science from the University of Surrey. The Gifford Lectureship Committee is delighted to support this joint lecture between the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics

Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch: Silence in Christian History: the witness of Holmes’ Dog23 April - 3 May 2012, 5.30pmSt Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

A series of six lectures delivered by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, The University of Oxford.

Find out more about this series of lectures

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: David Hume and Civil SocietyTuesday 25 October 2011, 5.30pmPlayfair Library, Old College, South Bridge

A lecture delivered by Lord Sutherland of Houndwood.

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