Past event

Smith Lecture Spring 2022 -- Ann Loades From Exception to Norm? Women in Theology

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  • Face masks required
  • Physical distance maintained event

Each semester, an outstanding female scholar from any sub-discipline of Divinity is invited to St Andrews to deliver the Smith Lecture in memory of Agnes Lewis and Margaret Dunlop (both née Smith), twin sisters from Ayrshire, whose contribution to Divinity led to the award of honorary doctorates in 1901 by the University.

A Smith Lecturer addresses a wide-ranging audience of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff and also meets informally with female students who might be interested in pursuing an academic career in the discipline.

Ann Loades CBE is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at St Chad's College and Professor Emerita of Divinity at the University of Durham, as well as an Honorary Professor in the University of St Andrews. She was the first woman to be given a personal Chair in Durham (in 1995) and in 2001 was honoured with a CBE for services to Theology. She had significant involvement with the Arts and Humanities Research Board/Council from 1999 to 2003 and was President of the Society for the Study of Theology for two years (2005 to 2006).

Her most recent publication (November 2021) My Theology: The Serendipity of Life's Encounters is published by Darton, Longman & Todd.

The event will be in person and online: email [email protected] for link.

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