Pre-Conference Evening Public Lecture and Reception

27 May 2020, 5.00pm
Christ Church
University of Oxford

Join us for this free public event!

Lecture. 5.00-6.30pm
Reception. 6.30-7.15pm

Farr A Curlin, MD, is Josiah C Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and the Duke Divinity School, at Duke University. Before moving to Duke in 2014, he founded and was Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. At Duke, Farr practices palliative medicine and works with colleagues in the Trent Center and the Divinity School’s Initiative on Theology, Medicine, and Culture to develop opportunities for study and scholarship at the intersection of theology, ethics and medicine. He is interested in the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice—particularly the doctor-patient relationship, the moral and professional formation of physicians, and practices of care for patients at the end of life.

The McDonald Centre fosters conversation both between Christian theology and other disciplines, and between academia and those who shape public deliberation and policy. Into its discussions it draws scholars from around the world, as well as public office-holders, civil servants, policy-makers, and opinion-formers. By publishing the research it supports, the Centre communicates to academic, church, and wider public audiences. The work of the Centre responds to a growing awareness that sensitively engaged and carefully articulated moral and political theology has an important contribution to make to the flourishing of institutions and individuals within liberal democracies.