Term Card: Trinity Term 2021
The 2021 Seminar Series has focussed on the theme: ‘De Magistro: Aquinas and the Education of the Whole Person.’ The sessions run 4.30-6.00 pm on five Thursdays in Trinity Term; recordings of last term’s Seminars are available on the Institute’s YouTube channel.
Owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Trinity Term seminars will also be held online and open to anybody who is interested. Registration (free) is required for each seminar.
- Week 1 – 29 April – Rev Dr Nicholas Austin, SJ (Campion Hall, Oxford) “The Education of the Eye: Aquinas and the Virtue of Right Attention”
- Week 2 – 6 May – Dr Fáinche Ryan (Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin) “The Role of Intelligence in Good Human Living: Aquinas and the teachability of Prudentia”
- Week 3 – 13 May – Rev Prof Michael Sherwin, OP (Fribourg) “Integrated Humanities Programmes & the Renewal of Catholic Education: Thomistic Reflections”
- Week 4 – 20 May – Prof Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) “‘Lift up your voice with strength’: the Idea of ‘the Preacher’ in Thomas Aquinas’s Super Isaiam and In Jeremiam”
- Week 5 – 27 May – Prof Andrea Aldo Robiglio (KU Leuven) “Learning failures & scholarly vices”
Natural Law Seminar: Foundations and Applications
A seminar series on Mondays of Trinity Term, 2021, from 11am-12.30pm on Zoom.
- Week 1 – 26 April – Rev. Dr Richard Conrad OP (Blackfriars) – Natural Law: Revealed and Discovered? Changeless and Developing?
- Week 2 – 3 May – Will Nolan (Exeter) – Practical Reason in Aquinas: New Natural Law without Baggage?
- Week 3 – 10 May – Michael Wee (Blackfriars) – Connatural Moral Knowledge: Anscombe and Maritain on Natural Law Epistemology
- Week 4 – 17 May – Rose Brugger (Queen’s) & Nathan Elvidge (Blackfriars) – Rationality without Personhood?: A Thomistic Analysis of Recent Developments in Stem Cell Research
- Week 5 – 24 May – Dr Dominic Burbidge (St Peter’s) –Natural Law and Social Science Methodology
- Week 6 – 31 May – Dr Jonathan Price (St Cross) – Is There a Natural Law Jurisprudence?
The 2021 and 2022 Aquinas Colloquia celebrate the 8th Centenary of the English Dominican Province and the Centenary of the current Oxford Blackfriars. ‘The English Dominican Province and Thomism, Part I: the 20th Century’ will be held on Saturday 22nd May, 2021, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.
- Prof Clodagh Weldon (Dominican University) on Victor White
- Prof Robin Kirkpatrick (Cambridge) on Kenelm Foster
- Rev Dr Oliver Keenan OP (Blackfriars, Oxford), on Cornelius Ernst
- Fr Nicholas Crowe OP (Fribourg), on Gerald Vann
Herbert McCabe OP Day Conference
‘The Philosophy of Herbert McCabe, OP’ was originally schedule for July 2021. This day conference has been postponed until Saturday 13th November 2021, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, with both in-person and online attendance. This conference is organised by Dr Simon Hewitt of the University of Leeds.
- Prof Stephen Mulhall (Oxford)
- Prof Mark Wynn (Oxford)
- Dr Tasia Scrutton (Leeds)
- Dr Franco Manni (Liceo Scientifico Leonardo, Brescia)
More details to follow.