Following a major review in 2011, eight new lecture series were approved - including this one. The lecture was first delivered in 2015.
Lecture in Religious Studies, delivered by Professor Mona Siddiqui, on 8 February 2018 (venue: The British Academy). Professor Siqdiqui discusses the challenge of exercising moral imagination to create and recreate a sense of hope for each generation.
Lecture in Religious Studies, delivered by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon the Lord (Rowan) Williams of Oystermouth FBA, on 1 December 2015 (venue: The British Academy). Studies of tragic drama still refer from time to time to the argument that a theological/ religious worldview is inherently anti-tragic. The debate has drawn in figures as diverse as Helen Gardner, George Steiner and Terry Eagleton, as well as theologians like Donald MacKinnon. Recent studies of tragedy have complicated the issue further by questioning essentialist models of tragic drama or narrative, while a growing number of theologians have made use of dramatic categories. This lecture explored how the discussion has moved on, and how newer accounts of the tragic suggest different theological possibilities.