2021 Firth Lectures: Prof Celia Deane-Drummond

Humans and Animals:
Boundary Questions and Why they are Significant for theology and Ethics

from Prof. Celia Deane-Drummond
Senior reach Fellow in Theology, Campion Hall, Oxford
Director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to attend the Firth Lectures this year on 8 and 9 April 2021 hosted by the University of Nottingham’s Theology and Religious Studies Department. The Firth Lectures are delivered biennially to the public on some aspect of the Christian faith in relation to contemporary problems. Past lecturers have included The Most Reverend Rowan Williams, Professor Charles Taylor and Professor Terry Eagleton.

It is with great honour that we welcome Prof Celia Deane-Drummond (Oxford) to be this year’s Firth Lecturer. Her lectures will be on the topic of ‘Humans and Animals: Boundary Questions and Why They are Significant for Theology and Ethics. These lectures have been pre-recorded and are available to view on the Firth Lecture website. We will be holding live Q&A sessions via MS Teams on both of her lectures at the following times:

  • Live Q&A for Lecture 1 ‘Theology and the Evolution of Violence: Are we Wired for War or Peace?’: Thursday 8th April 6pm-6.30pm. To join the Q&A get your ticket on Eventbrite by following this link.
  • Live Q&A for Lecture 2 ‘Humans are Animals but Are Animals Persons? Implications for Theological Ethics.’: Friday 9th April 6pm-6.30pm.  To join the Q&A get your ticket on Eventbrite by following this link.

Abstracts of each lecture and further information can be found on the Firth Lecture website. Please do join us for these exciting and important lectures.

You may download the flyer here.



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