Open Invitation: Edinburgh Religious Studies – First Year Research Student Presentations (23/03/11, 2pm)

This is just a quick, open-invitation to hear me and my fellow Religious Studies First Year Research Students present on our research projects. I shall be presenting on ‘Nonreligion in Transition: An Enquiry into Identity, Ideology and Sources of Significance amongst ‘Nonreligious’ Students’.

“Wednesday 23 March is the final seminar for this semester. Please come along and support our PG research students who will be introducing their projects.

23 March, 2pm, Room 1.07, New College, Edinburgh

Please note that this seminar will run for a little longer than usual. We aim to close by 4pm at which point the presenters will probably appreciate a drink and chat in The Wash Bar.”

Should you wish to tactically plan your attendance, the proposed order for presentation is:

Chris Cotter, Emily Kilburn, Phuti Mogase, Genevieve Nrenzah, Liam Sutherland and Jonathan Tuckett

We’d all appreciate support from the wider population (university or otherwise), and would thoroughly enjoy seeing some folk for a beverage afterwards.




About Chris

Scholar of religion/nonreligion... PhD Student (Lancaster University), blogger, singer, actor, thinker... Northern Irish living in Scotland. Co-founder of The Religious Studies Project. Director at the NSRN. Baritone masquerading as a tenor. Vegetarian for no particular reason.

5 responses to “Open Invitation: Edinburgh Religious Studies – First Year Research Student Presentations (23/03/11, 2pm)”

  1. Michael Hampson says :

    Hope you can post some of your presentation online for your online followers. Mail me sometime (usable addresses on website if you need ’em).

  2. religionandmore says :

    A very good point Michael. With the developing nature of this research I am uncertain about presenting it in a more permanent way just now, but I see no problem in me sending you through some of the text :) Cheers, C

  3. Douglas Struthers says :

    Intrigued by your research and thoughts.
    I ‘came out’ as a Bright a few years ago – – and with everyone else been struggling with the issues outlined in your research namely ” Identity, Ideology and Sources of Significance” .
    The Brights seem to me to be the only ‘new’ thing to come out of the ‘New Atheists’ attempt to re-energise secular humanism. I see the Brights as a new ‘umbrella’ under which to investigate identity, ideology and meaning etc.
    Wonder if you would consider giving a talk to Edinburgh and/or Glasgow Brights meetup on your research?

    • religionandmore says :

      Dear Douglas,

      Thanks very much for getting in touch, and as usual I am glad to see that my research has piqued interest :)

      As I said to Michael, I shall endeavor to get some sort of text of my presentation up here in the next few days.

      I would be delighted to come and give a talk – a) to share ideas and b) to actually meet some brights. However, I cannot conceive of taking anything on until after August 19th (thesis submission deadline), Keep in touch though, and as I say I will happily oblige after then, if that suits.

      All the best,


  4. Douglas Struthers says :

    Thanks Chris,
    Fully understand your time pressure. Will keep in touch and follow your blog.
    I’m ‘praying’ at the moment Dawkins will see the light soon and stop banging on about ‘A’theism and go back to promoting the Brights soon – and things will re-awaken on this front.
    Cheers Douglas

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