Research in Philosophy, Theology and Religion


The School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion has a lively research culture across a wide range of areas, from the philosophy of language, ethics, and philosophy of religion to Christian-Muslim relations and the study and production of electronic editions of texts such as the Canterbury Tales and the Greek New Testament.

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Research groups

We are home to several research groups, each with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, which offer a fully supportive environment to allow postgraduate research to flourish:

Research activities

The School has a busy programme of research seminars, conferences and workshops. Recent events have included a Biblical Studies study day, a 'Faith for the City' conference, a conference on the Concept of God and the Cognitive Science of Religion, and workshops on the philosophy of psychiatry and the philosophy of consciousness. The School is also home to the annual Edward Cadbury Lectures and Royal Institute of Philosophy events.

We are also home to over two hundred postgraduate research students and several postdoctoral fellows, who enrich our research culture in numerous ways. Postgraduate activities include regular seminars in philosophy and Islamic studies, and a recent postgraduate conference on pain.

Departmental research