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Events for Staff

Please see below for upcoming events aimed at Common Awards staff working at our partner TEIs.

Please contact the Common Awards team (  if you have any queries relating to these events.

Please note that some events are available to staff only and some to both staff and students; this will be made clear in the event description. Please see the student events page for events aimed at Common Awards students.

Upcoming Staff Events

Please click on each event below to find out further information, including how to register:

Date Event Type
7 May 2024  Knowledge is Power: Justice and Theologising in the "Global South"  EDI webinar
10-12 July 2024

Theological Educators' Conference 2024: Theological Education and Mental Health

Residential Conference


Common Awards Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series

This webinar series has a focus on Diversity and Inclusion. Webinars are aimed at Common Awards students and staff but open to others with an interest in the subject areas addressed. Each webinar features leading scholars and/or faith practitioners who offer diverse insights into a range of topics that directly relate to the core modules taken by Common Awards students. 

Recordings of past webinars can be found here

Knowledge is Power: Justice and Theologising in the "Global South"

07 May 2024 1:30 - 3:00pm

Tickets are available here
About this event

Dr Selina Stone (Durham/Common Awards) is joined by Rev Dr Carlton Turner and Dr Eve Parker to discuss theologies from India and the Bahamas

Dr Eve Parker is Lecturer in Modern Christian Theology at the University of Manchester. She also researches abuse in religious contexts as part of an AHRC-funded project through the University of Kent. Her recent publications include: Trust in Theological Education: Deconstructing ‘Trustworthiness’ for a Pedagogy of Liberation (London: SCM, 2022) and Theologising with the Sacred ‘Prostitutes’ of South India: Towards an Indecent Dalit Theology (Brill: 2021)

Rev Dr Carlton Turner is a Caribbean Contextual and Practical Theologian working at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham. He is the author of the upcoming book Introduction to Caribbean Contextual Theology (SCM, January 2024) and Overcoming `Self-negation: The Church and Junkanoo in Contemporary Bahamian Society (2020).

Dr Selina Stone is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education at Durham University with the Common Awards team. She is the author of the upcoming book The Spirit and the Body: Towards a Womanist Pentecostal Social Justice Ethic (Brill/Schöningh: 2023).


Theological Educators' Conference 2024: Theological Education and Mental Health

10th  – 12th July 2024
Durham University

Conference theme

The theme of the conference is ‘Theological Education and Mental Health.’

This three-day two-night conference is FREE to all Common Awards staff. In theological education and the ministry settings, issues of mental health are unavoidable. Each year, 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem of some kind. This conference covers a variety of topics to support theological educators in their teaching and formational responsibilities, including:

  • how psychology can inform subjects across the curriculum;
  • theological and clinical understandings of depression and of hearing voices;
  • the role of societal factors in the diversity of mental health experiences;
  • and positive approaches to mental health in educational settings.

Speakers will include:

Rev’d Prof. John Swinton, Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies (Aberdeen), RMN (registered Mental Nurse), and ordained in the Church of Scotland

Rev’d Prof. Chris Cook, former Director of the Centre for Spirituality, Theology & Health (retired in 2022), qualified doctor, former Professor of Psychology, and ordained in the Church of England.

Rev’d Dr Joanna Collicutt, fellow at Harris Manchester College of Oxford University, a chartered clinical psychologist, and ordained in the Church of England.

Dr Tasia Scrutton, Associate Professor in the School Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at Leeds University and author of Christianity and Depression.

Rev’d Jarel Robinson, ordained in the Church of England, co-chair of One Body One Faith, formerly a Methodist minister, and author of Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer.

Dr Eve Parker, lecturer in Modern Christian Theology at the University of Manchester and author of Trust in Theological Education.

Rev’d Luke Larner, ordained in the Church of England and editor of Confounding the Mighty: Stories of Church, Social Class and Solidarity.

Revd Dr Carlton Turner, Anglican Tutor in Contextual Theology and Mission Studies at the Queens Foundation, Birmingham and author of Introduction to Caribbean Contextual Theology.

With worship led by Rev Prof Maggi Dawn, Professor of Theology at Durham University, advisor to the Royal School of Church Music, and former Dean of Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School.

Please visit our conference page for more information on the conference including the timetable and booking information.