About us


The mission of the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion is to foster excellence in teaching and research in the philosophy of religion from a global perspective.

We aim to be a leading research centre in the philosophy of religion in Europe. The Centre is located in the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion and is dedicated to promote critical thinking about the metaphysical, epistemological and moral questions concerning religious belief and practice.

The activities of the Centre include a regular seminar for staff and students, a visiting speaker programme, academic conferences, collaboration with other scholars (nationally and internationally) in developing research projects, and postgraduate teaching to nurture the next generation of philosophers of religion.

The Centre is named after John Hick  (1922-2012), Emeritus H. G. Wood Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham. Hick is one of the most prominent philosophers of religion in our time and his work has been influential for the last half century. He delivered the 1986-1987 Gifford Lectures and won the 1991 Grawemeyer Award for Religion.