Theology and Philosophy

Public Lectures

Professor Robert Audi delivering the 2016 Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value in Melbourne (Photograph: David Newheiser, used with permission).

Every year the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy plays host leading local and international theologians and philosophers from all over the world who deliver public lectures on a range of topics.

Take a moment to explore our upcoming public lectures:

Fostering ecclesial unity amid liturgical diversity
Very Rev Mark Morozowich, SEOD
Dean of Theology, Catholic University of America
Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology
Strathfield: Wednesday 12 October 2016

2016 Plunkett Lecture
John Hubert Plunkett: The Martin Luther King of colonial Australia and prosecutor of the Myall Creek massacre trials

Mark Tedeschi AM QC
NSW Senior Crown Prosecutor and author of Murder at Myall Creek
Darlinghurst: Wednesday 16 November 2016


Public lectures delivered in 2016 have included:

Relationships, Automony and the Ethics of Research on Children
Thomas H Murray, PhD (President Emeritus of The Hastings Center, New York)

Why We Play? Sports, Values and Drugs
Thomas H Murray, PhD (President Emeritus of The Hastings Center, New York)

Enhancing Catholic School Identity: What does it mean to be a Catholic School in the contemporary world?
Professor Dr Lieven Boeve (Director-General, Catholic Education, Flanders, and former Dean, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium)

The Listening Church:  The Sensus Fidelium and the People of God
Rev Associate Professor Ormond Rush (ACU)

2016 Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value: Transnational Ethics and the Refugee Crisis
Professor Robert Audi (ACU Professorial Fellow and John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame)

“Críost Liom”: Treasures of the Irish Christian Tradition
Professor Salvador Ryan (Pontifical University, Maynooth, Ireland)

“There now follow some examples worth remembering"
Professor Salvador Ryan (Pontifical University, Maynooth, Ireland)