Monthly Archives: June 2014

Oxford tutor and SCIO alumna is awarded Chancellor’s Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh

Dr Lydia Schumacher, currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Theology and Religion and Tutor in Doctrine at Wycliffe Hall, will take up a Chancellor’s Fellowship in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh from 1 September 2014.  Lydia was a SCIO student in Hilary term (spring term) of 2004 and took tutorials in Augustine, philosophy of religion, and medieval studies which played a considerable role in forming the research interests she has pursued in her academic career since that time. More information about the prestigious position is available on the University of Edinburgh website.

SCIO announces Balancing Perspectives report release


SCIO is pleased to announce the public release of a substantial research report that was written for the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) by the CCCU, as part of the Balancing Perspectives research project. This report gives a sector-wide analysis of science and religion resourcing across all CCCU member institutions. It is the first of its kind and is already being used by the CCCU and JTF in creating new programming and in assessing where to provide future funding. Please visit our Balancing Perspectives page to download the report.

SCIO alumna graduates PhD from the University of Edinburgh

Lauren Ware (née Hosty) who attended the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford in Michaelmas Term (fall semester) 2005, has recently graduated her PhD from the University of Edinburgh with a thesis entitled ‘Plato’s bond of love: eros as participation in beauty’. She is one of the many students who find their time in Oxford on a SCIO programme integral in their decision to pursue an academic career.
Lauren says, ‘I’m so proud to be a part of the SCIO family, and remember my own ‘Oxford days’ so very fondly. My undergraduate degree was in political science and, though I was always partial to Plato, it was at Oxford with my tutorials on The Republic that the seeds were planted for how I wanted to approach the dialogues for my graduate study in philosophy. [Oxford] really was a transformative experience [for me] not just as a student but as an individual as well…the fellowship and community, being a part of the student societies, and just all the support we got from the staff was amazing. It was definitely the highlight of my undergraduate degree.’