The Graduate Christian Forum is a place for conversation between postgrads and faculty from across the Christian community in Oxford. It’s a place to come together and think about what it means to be a Christian engaged in academic work, about how our faith shapes our disciplinary work and vice versa.

We hold a Monday night speaker series during term, upstairs in The Mitre pub (unless otherwise noted; map here– stairs to the right as you enter). The talk begins at 7.30 PM and typically ends around 9.00 PM. Please join us at 7.00 PM for snacks and conversation.

A list of this term’s talks can be found below and audio recordings of previous talks can be found here. Follow the links below to find pdf versions of our present and previous term cards: Trinity 2016, Hilary 2016Michaelmas 2015Trinity 2015, Hilary 2015Michaelmas 2014Trinity 2014Hilary 2014Michaelmas 2013Trinity 2013Hilary 2013Michaelmas 2012

Talks for Trinity 2016:

  • Week 1: 10 October: Ard Louis: ” The compatibility of Christian faith and scholarship: a physics professor’s perspective” ( at Corpus Christi College)
  • Week 2: 17 October: Sarah C. Williams: “The Spirituality of Time”
  • Week 3: 24 October: Robert Gilbert: “Beauty and Science: why you have to be human to work things out”
  • Week 4: 31 October: Matt Thomas: “Justified by faith apart from… what exactly? Works of the law’ in the early church”
  • Week 5: 7 November: Chris Southgate: “Difficult Thoughts about Glory: how should we understand the glory of God in the Scriptures, how might we see it in nature, how might we be part of it?”
  • Week 6: 15 November: Veritas Forum: “Has the history of Christianity discredited Christianity?” (Sheldonian)
  • Week 7: Steven Gunn: “Thinking about religion in the past when not thinking about the History of Religion”
  • Week 8:  November 28: Bethany Sollereder: “Beyond Evolution vs. Creation: Genesis 1 in Ancient Context”

The Oxford Graduate Christian Forum is an officially recognized student society of the University of Oxford.