You are invited to participate in the Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
After careful consideration, we decided to postpone our March 26-27 meeting following the development of COVID-19. We understand the disappointment this will cause, but we have taken this precautionary step given the uncertainty associated with the spread of the coronavirus around the world.
We will apply registrations to future meetings. You will have a priority presentation slot at our 28 – 29 July meeting at Harris Manchester College, or the 7- 9 December meeting at St Anne’s College or at our March 2021 meeting at the Queen’s College to be held from the 22nd - 26th (exact dates to be determined).
The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Canon Brian Mountford MBE, former Vicar of St Mary's Church and Fellow of St Hilda's College at the University of Oxford, will host the 2020 sessions.
You are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion on an aspect of religious studies, or you may wish to participate as a panel member or as an observer. Your disquisition must adhere to an abstract of about 300 words approved by the Programme Committee of the Symposium.
You are also encouraged to submit a paper, in keeping with your abstract, which may be published in an appropriate journal or book of conference proceedings. All papers presented for publication or inclusion in books or sponsored journals will be subject to peer review by external readers.
Keynote speaker is Dr Emma Percy, a member of the Faculty of Theology and also Chaplain and Welfare Dean of Trinity College. She has been active in WATCH (Women and the Church) for several years and is currently serving as Chair. Dr Percy was educated at Cambridge and Durham universities and was one of the first generation of women priests in the Church of England, ordained in the spring of 1994. She has served in chaplaincy and parish ministry for over 25 years. Before moving to Oxford she was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Millhouses, Sheffield. Her research interests include feminist theology, the theology of mothering and the theology of Anglican ministry. Her two most recent books are Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry (Routledge, 2014) and What Clergy Do: Especially When It Looks Like Nothing (SPCK, 2014).