Seminars & Lectures

The Annual Archibald Baxter Memorial Peace Lecture

This year, the lecture entitled Passchendaele’s Shadow, will be delivered by Professor Tom Brooking, from the Department of History and Art History.  Please visit for further information.   Will be delivered on Thursday 21 September at 5.30 in Archway 2.

Conference:  Rethinking Pacifism for Revolution, Security and Politics

Keynote speakers: Professor Erica Chenoweth, Professor Stellan Vinthagen, Professor Duane Cady, Professor Brian... View article

International Rural Churches Association International Quadrennial Conference 2018

“Growing Together”, 15 – 21 April 2018, Lincoln, New Zealand

Lay and ordained rural church leaders are invited to be inspired, encouraged and equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of rural mission and ministry.  IRCA is an ecumenical international fellowship that few out of a meeting of rural church leaders in 1993.  The organisation is administered by Germinate:  The Arthur Rank Centre in the UK with an independent international steering committee.  To... View article

Anglican Pacifist Fellowship

Two Chances to Explore Pacifism – advance notice 

Christian pacifists and people interested in learning more about Christian pacifism are invited to a South Island gathering hosted by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship on the evening of Friday, 24 and Saturday November 25, 2017 in Dunedin.

These days dovetail onto the end of a National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies “Rethinking Pacifism for Revolution, Security and Politics” conference, November 22-24, at Otago... View article

The 2017 Caversham Lectures


7 November:    Life with Big Brother?

Professor Andrew Geddis discusses our current legal and human rights in the light of recently enacted surveillance and intelligence services legislation.


14 November:   Opening the Mind – Confessions of a brain surgeon

Professor of Biomedical ethics Grant Gillett, whose research interests are in psychiatry, philosophy and his area of medical expertise neuroscience, reflects on ethical dilemmas posed by... View article



The Protestant Reformation and the Breaking of the Western Church

Assoc. Prof. Tim Cooper, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday Oct 27 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday Oct 28, Dunedin City Baptist Church, 19 Main South Road, Concord


Each Course costs $30. Please register online at For further information go to:... View article

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