CRPL Seminar Series

We have a fortnightly seminar series where speakers from inside and outside the University of Leeds present current research on any aspect of religion that, in one way or another, intersects with public life locally, nationally or internationally. The seminars are open to all with an academic interest in the study of religion and public life.

Unless stated differently, all seminars for the 2020/21 academic year will take place online via Microsoft Teams. All seminars will take place on a Thursday but the time may change in order to take into account the time zone of the presenter. Please see details below to see the specific time of each seminar. If you would like to join us for these seminars, please email CRPL Research Support, Hollie Gowan on who will email through the link needed. In order to do this make sure to include specific seminar(s) that you wish to attend so the relevant link(s) can be sent through. 

Seminars in Semester 1 

Thursday 1st October 2020 // 4-5:30pm (BST) 

Dr Olivia Wilkinson, Joint Learning Initiative (JLI): ‘UNICEF Faith and Positive Change for Children Project’. 

Thursday 15th October 2020 // 2-3:30pm (BST) 

Dr Amy Langenberg, Eckerd College, Florida, and Dr Ann Gleig, University of Central Florida: ‘From Sudinna to the Sangha Sutra: Classical and Contemporary Buddhist Responses to Sexual Misconduct.’

Thursday 29th October 2020 // 11:30am-1pm (BST) 

Dr Nella van Brandt, Utrecht University: ‘Losing Faith and Complicating Belonging: An Exploration of Stories of Women Leaving Religion’ and Dr Mariecke van de Berg, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam: ‘Saying No to Jesus: A Theology of Failed Conversion’. 

Thursday 12th November 2020 // 11:30am-1pm (BST)

Professor Simon Robinson, Leeds Beckett University: The Duty of Candour? Does Theology have a contribution?

Thursday 26th November 2020 // 11:30am-1pm (BST)

Dr Megan Robertson, University of the Western Cape: ‘Butch Lesbians, Femme Queens and Promiscuous Clergy: Queering the Body Politics of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.’

Thursday 10th December 2020 // 3-4:30pm (BST)

Dr Philip Deslippe, UC Santa Barbara: ‘TBC’.

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