Public Lectures and Seminars

The Secular University with Professor Simon Goldhill

An exploration of what it means to be a secular university

In 2017-2018, UCC was an IHREC pilot for implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty. One of the issues identified was that, though UCC is a university that welcomes all creeds and faiths, in practice it still centres around the Christian calendar. So the question remains: As a university that breaks for Easter and ring-fences staff holidays for Christmas, what does UCC being a secular university mean? In 2018, we published the Diversity Calendar to draw attention to the rhythms of religious and other forms of diversity on campus and beyond. This coming Thursday, April 4th, we plan on exploring this topic (What is a secular university? What does it look like? How do we get there?) further with Professor Simon Goldhill from the University of Cambridge. Come and listen to his talk in BHSC G04 at 4pm, followed by an exploration of the issue further in conversation with Dr Amanullah De Sondy.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars:
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex G04
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Anne-Marie Curtin

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