Logos in Oxford
A summer workshop on Biblical texts, vocation, and the Christian mind
Organised by SCIO on behalf of the Green Scholars Initiative
To be held at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
Programme dates (arrival and departure details to be confirmed): 27 May – 9 June 2015 (GSI Mentors participate 1–5 June)
This workshop, limited to students working on Green Scholars Initiative projects, is an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates to be taught by academic experts in the fields of history, theology, and textual studies.
Over the course of the University of Oxford’s history, numerous figures who made a great impact on the history of the church were educated and spent significant parts of their professional careers there. Although the role of these figures on the great stage of history is well understood, the part played by university education in their development, and the way in which their professional involvement in the academy shaped their lives, is not always appreciated. The same can be said of how their faith influenced their scholarship. The University of Oxford changed very considerably between the fourteenth and the twentieth centuries, but the educational and academic ethos nurtured there has always been distinctive. This course of lectures examines some of the more remarkable individuals to come out of the university, and teases out how their ways of thinking, and what they preached and wrote, were conditioned by this very particular context.
Places are available for GSI Mentors to accompany their charges to Logos (if those charges are attending Logos for the first time) for the latter part of the workshop (six nights; 31 May – 6 June). They will be invited once awards have been made to students.
The deadline for submitting your application form is 15 January 2015.