Annual Public Lecture and Other Events

 
 

ADM Annual Public Lecture

2017

  ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson   A video of Alissa's public lecture can be found  here.    For a long time, religion wasn’t a topic of concern on our screens and stages. In the past few years, that’s changed — but it doesn’t look like most people were expecting it to. Why are we suddenly obsessed with religion?  ADM’s 2017 Visiting Fellow, New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, will take a tour through contemporary pop culture, uncovering the religious questions at the heart of our movies and TV shows.  Proudly supported by  Centre for Public Christianity (CPX)

ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson

A video of Alissa's public lecture can be found here. 

For a long time, religion wasn’t a topic of concern on our screens and stages. In the past few years, that’s changed — but it doesn’t look like most people were expecting it to. Why are we suddenly obsessed with religion?

ADM’s 2017 Visiting Fellow, New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, will take a tour through contemporary pop culture, uncovering the religious questions at the heart of our movies and TV shows.

Proudly supported by Centre for Public Christianity (CPX)

2016

  ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow, Elizabeth Oldfield   A podcast of Elizabeth's public lecture can be found  here.    Elizabeth Oldfield was the 2016 ADM Visiting Fellow. Elizabeth is the Director of  Theos , the UK's leading religion and society think tank. Before joining Theos in August 2011, she had worked for the BBC in both television and radio, and also for the Church and Media Network. She has an MA in Theology from King's College London.    

ADM Public Lecture - Visiting Fellow, Elizabeth Oldfield

A podcast of Elizabeth's public lecture can be found here. 

Elizabeth Oldfield was the 2016 ADM Visiting Fellow. Elizabeth is the Director of Theos, the UK's leading religion and society think tank. Before joining Theos in August 2011, she had worked for the BBC in both television and radio, and also for the Church and Media Network. She has an MA in Theology from King's College London. 

 

 

Other public events

  School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement   Held over four days in January 2018, the School of Theology, Culture and Public Engagement (STCPE) is designed to equip everyday Christians with the knowledge and skills to create, influence and engage with the various spheres of work and culture in which God has placed them.  Be challenged by theological short courses and intensives from world-class lecturers. Be inspired by practical workshops from our partner organisations,  CPX  and  Seed .   Read more about STCPE

School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement

Held over four days in January 2018, the School of Theology, Culture and Public Engagement (STCPE) is designed to equip everyday Christians with the knowledge and skills to create, influence and engage with the various spheres of work and culture in which God has placed them.

Be challenged by theological short courses and intensives from world-class lecturers. Be inspired by practical workshops from our partner organisations, CPX and Seed.

Read more about STCPE

  Christianity & Culture: A panel discussion   Join New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, along with a panel of leading Christian thinkers and creatives for a unique evening of conversation about re-imagining Christian public engagement.   

Christianity & Culture: A panel discussion

Join New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, along with a panel of leading Christian thinkers and creatives for a unique evening of conversation about re-imagining Christian public engagement.

 

 
  Public Masterclass - Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson   2017 ADM Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson will teach a masterclass based on her recent book with Rob Joustra,  How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, and Politics at the End of the World  (published by Eerdmans in May 2016). In their book, Alissa and Rob explore the history of apocalyptic literature and place pop culture - from  Battlestar Galactica  and  Game of Thrones,  to  Mad Men  and  Her -   into that framework. In doing so, they give a crash course in Charles Taylor's ideas in his books  A Secular Age  and  The Ethics of Authenticity,  and explore the implications for today.

Public Masterclass - Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson

2017 ADM Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson will teach a masterclass based on her recent book with Rob Joustra, How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, and Politics at the End of the World (published by Eerdmans in May 2016). In their book, Alissa and Rob explore the history of apocalyptic literature and place pop culture - from Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones, to Mad Men and Her -  into that framework. In doing so, they give a crash course in Charles Taylor's ideas in his books A Secular Age and The Ethics of Authenticity, and explore the implications for today.

  Numbering Stars: A conversation   Artist and 2017 ADM Creative Fellow, Jo Chew's, exhibition ‘Numbering Stars’ ran for three weeks at Thienny Lee Gallery in Edgecliff. It featured two main events, including the opening and an artist talk in the form of a conversation between Jo and ADM Senior Research Fellow, Dr Alix Beeston. The conversation with provided a space for Jo to communicate some of her processes and decision-making in creating the paintings; to retell some of her previous experience as an artist and Christian; to communicate the need for art in society; and to encourage Christians to embrace the visual arts as a vital area where culture and ideas are formed and changed.

Numbering Stars: A conversation

Artist and 2017 ADM Creative Fellow, Jo Chew's, exhibition ‘Numbering Stars’ ran for three weeks at Thienny Lee Gallery in Edgecliff. It featured two main events, including the opening and an artist talk in the form of a conversation between Jo and ADM Senior Research Fellow, Dr Alix Beeston. The conversation with provided a space for Jo to communicate some of her processes and decision-making in creating the paintings; to retell some of her previous experience as an artist and Christian; to communicate the need for art in society; and to encourage Christians to embrace the visual arts as a vital area where culture and ideas are formed and changed.