The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is delighted to host leading local and international theologians and philosophers from all over the world who deliver a range of public events addressing a diversity of topics.
The Adelaide Annual Public Lecture is one such event, hosted by the ACU Adelaide Campus.
Throughout the year, we host internationally-acclaimed scholars and experts as part of the ACU Luminaries Series. Our public lectures, seminars, short courses, workshops and research colloquia explore how social, cultural, political and religious issues impact how we understand our world.
Past luminaries have included:
A core part of the ACU Luminaries series are two annual events, the Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value and the Plunkett Lecture. You can learn more about each of these events below.
The Simone Weil Lecture on Human Value is hosted by the School of Philosophy. It was first held in 2000, an initiative of Professor Raimond Gaita. It is a free public lecture held annually in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Each year, a distinguished international scholar is invited to give a public lecture and academic seminar at ACU. The lectures are inspired by Simone Weil’s ethical vision that is rooted in attentive compassion and obligation to others, her unstinting desire for the Good, and her non-negotiable commitment to justice.
Past lecturers have included:
The inaugural Plunkett Lecture was delivered in 1992, initiating a series of annual lectures which address the ethical issues which arise in the allocation and provision of healthcare in Australia.
The lectures are one way in which the Plunkett Centre for Ethics expresses its commitment to intellectual and professional excellence, to fairness and justice, and to the great values of compassion and fellowship in healthcare.
Past lectures have included:
For more information, visit our Plunkett Lecture page or the Plunkett Centre for Ethics.
Conferences and workshops actively contribute to the flourishing of academic disciplines and academic profiles.
Building on a vibrant series of conferences and workshops, in 2019 the faculty is delighted to be hosting:
Identities transformed or transgressed? Exploring new frontiers in comparative theology and interreligious learning.
Date: 23–24 July 2019
Location: ACU Melbourne Campus
Conferences and workshops hosted by the faculty in recent years have included:
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