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Foundation Event Link

by David Allen -

Dear All,

In case your email account is not resolving it correctly, the Foundation Event link is:

Copy and paste it into your browser.

With best wishes



by Katherine Onion -

Dear Common Awards Students

Every year, Durham University hold an Annual Conference for Theological Educators – bringing together staff from around the Common Awards partnership and the Theological Educators’ Network. This year, the conference is happening online, and we are opening some sessions to students.  The sessions are all on the theme of theological reflection. They explore different visions of what theological reflection is, the purposes it serves, and the best ways of teaching and assessing it. While they are primarily aimed at staff, they may also be of interest to those students who want to delve deeper into this topic.  For each session, we will be circulating some material to read or watch in advance, setting out the speaker's vision for and questions about theological reflection. The hour-long online session will then be devoted to discussion with the speaker.

If you are a common awards student and you are interested in attending any of these sessions, please visit and complete the online form to book your place.

We will send out further details, and joining instructions, closer to the time. (IF YOU AREN'T ABLE TO JOIN THESE SEPARATELY WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT SESSIONS BE RECORDED AND MADE AVAILABLE ON THE HUB - QUEENS AMG)

Best wishes,  Mike Higton


Monday 6th July

 1400–1500      Pete Ward, Durham University; author of Introducing Practical Theology (2017)

Tuesday 7th July

 1000–1100      Helen Collins, Trinity College Bristol; author of Reordering Theological Reflection (2020)

1400–1500      John Swinton, Aberdeen University; author, with Harriet Mowat, of Practical Theology and Qualitative Research (2nd end, 2016)

Wednesday 8th July

1000–1100      Michael Jagessar, Council for World Mission; author, with Stephen Burns, of Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives (2011)

Mike Higton
Professor of Theology and Ministry

Postal address:
Department of Theology and Religion
Durham University
Abbey House
Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RS


Foundation Event - 4th July 2020

by David Allen -

This year’s pre-recorded/virtual Foundation Event will be streamed online tomorrow (Saturday 4th July) at 11am. The weblink for the streaming is:

The link will also be accessible here afterwards for those who could not engage with the broadcast at that time.

You are very welcome to participate in the live ‘chat’ that accompanies the scheduled streaming. Please note that you will need to be logged in to YouTube (eg with a gmail account) to do so, though you do not need to be logged in just to watch the video. We do not expect the chat facility to be available after the live broadcast has finished, but the ‘public comments’ option will remain so, and, again, will be accessible to those who were not able to watch the live streamed version.

Students may also want to share the experience with their cohort, by using a WhatsApp or Zoom group chat, though that will be up to the groups to organise for themselves.

We look forward to a virtual gathering together tomorrow morning.
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