The McCosh Lecture – Racism, sin and the distortion of perception: can contemplation heal the racist gaze?

Wed 5 May 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

Online event
Photograph of Revd Professor Sarah Coakley FBA
Online event

The 2021 McCosh Lecture will be given by Sarah Coakley.

This Lecture, originally the Annual Religious Studies Lecture, is named in honour of James McCosh (1811-1894) who was appointed to the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics at Queen’s University Belfast in 1850 shortly after the establishment of the University. In 1868 he left Ireland to become President of Princeton University. His sphere of influence was extensive, not only as a leading moral philosopher and educationalist, but as a pioneer of modern psychology and as a prominent advocate for the reconciliation of evolution and religion.

Speaker: Revd Professor Sarah Coakley FBA, Honorary Fellow, Oriel College, Oxford; formerly Hulse-Norris Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge; formerly Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity, Harvard University

Chair: Professor Richard English FBA, Distinguished Professorial Fellow, Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast; Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationlization and Engagement, Queen's University Belfast

Commentary: Professor David Livingstone FBA, Professor of Geography and Intellectual History, Queen's University Belfast; Chair of Religious Studies Research Forum, Queen's University Belfast

Free, no booking required

The link to watch the lecture will be added to Queen's University Belfast's website on the day of the event.

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