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Aquinas Institute Events 2016-2017

Thursday 31st August 2017

Past events 2016-17

Advanced Aquinas reading class

The Advanced Aquinas Reading Class took place as usual on the Thursdays of Michaelmas Term, aimed at students of theology, philosophy and medieval studies, and others who have some familiarity with St Thomas’ thought, wanting to gain skill in studying texts of different genres and from different stages of his career.    [read more…]


Aquinas Lecture 2017

The 2017 Aquinas Lecture was delivered on Thursday 2 March by Prof Candace Vogler. Her title was “The Intellectual Animal”.  [read more…]


Aquinas seminar series 2017: “Agency in Human Beings and Other Animals”

The 2017 Aquinas Seminar Series the Institute launched its research project on “Aquinas on Nature and Human Nature”. Inspired by Aquinas’ exploration of the unity-in-complexity of the human psyche, and his recognition of how we are rational in an animal way, and animal in a rational way, we wanted to explore humanity’s “embodied transcendence” in respectful conversation with the growing scientific know¬ledge about animals and humanity.

The Seminar Series was made possible by a generous donation from Prof Barbara R Walters-Doehrman and Steven R Doehrman, in memory of, and with gratitude to, the late Eugene Walters and the late Virginia and Ralph Doehrman. The Institute is very grateful for this support. [read more...]


Aquinas Colloquium, 4 March 2017: “Aquinas and Newman on Conscience”

The 2017 Aquinas Colloquium was part of the launch of the research project jointly undertaken with the Las Casas Institute on “Human Nature and Dignity: Resources for the 21st Century”. Given that Freedom of Conscience is a right widely promoted, and widely withheld, we wanted to begin exploring different accounts of what conscience is, and what it contains, so as to achieve some clarity regarding its fallibility and responsibilities, in the hope of achieving more precision concerning its rights and what grounds them.

The Colloquium was made possible by a generous donation from Prof Barbara R Walters-Doehrman and Steven R Doehrman, in memory of, and with gratitude to, the late Eugene Walters and the late Virginia and Ralph Doehrman. The Institute is very grateful for this support. [read more...]

“Healing Friendship: Human and Divine” – A One-Day Conference on 20 May 2017

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues co-hosted this one-day conference together with the Aquinas Institute. The Institute is very grateful for the Jubilee Centre’s support in this venture.  [read more...]


Aquinas in China

Dr William Carroll, a member of the Institute’s Advisory Board, helped organise a Workshop on Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy at Wuhan University, at which he and two other members of the Institute, Prof Michael Sherwin, OP and Prof Thomas Joseph White, OP spoke, along with Prof Wu Tianyue of Peking University. The workshop was sponsored by the Aquinas Institute, by the School of Philosophy of Wuhan University, and by First Things. [read more...]

Events elsewhere

The Director spoke at a conference held at Pusey House on the theme “A Transforming Vision: Knowing and Loving the Triune God.” The collected papers will be published by SCM Press in January 2018 under the title A Transforming Vision.

The Director attended the Dominican Seminar at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, from 6 to 8 Jan. 2017, and delivered a paper on “St Thomas Aquinas on Mercy.”

The Director introduced and chaired a conference held at St Dominic’s Priory, London, entitled “He Gives Himself as Friend and Food, as Ransom and Reward: St Thomas as a Guide to the Rosary Mysteries.”


Related Events in the Las Casas Institute

As part of the joint research project on Human Nature and Dignity, the Las Casas Institute organised a series of lectures on Human Dignity for the academic year 2016-17. The collected lectures will be published by Bloomsbury.  [read more…]


“A Vision for Life” Dominican Study Week

The annual study week, “A Vision for Life”, aimed at university students and young adults, took place in June at Buckfast Abbey, offering a systematic overview of Catholic Theology using the Summa Theologiae of St Thomas Aquinas as a guide.  [read more…]


News & Events

21st Nov
New Research Fellows appointed

Two new Research Fellows have recently been appointed.

3rd Nov
Graduations

Congratulations to our most recent graduates!

23rd Oct
Visitation of the Hall by the Prior-Provincial

Blackfriars Hall was pleased to welcome the Very Revd Dr Martin Ganeri OP

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