Thursday 2 December

09.00 – 10.15 Theological reflection in the way we live now: The creative potential of arts-based research methods.
Lecture by Heather Walton, professor of Theology and Creative Practice, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

My lecture will explore how creative research methods might expand the theological repertoire of practical theology and enable us to engage differently with the crises and troubles that structure the ‘way we live now’.

The lecture will be complemented by virtual presentations from:

  • Karen O’ Donnell, programme leader in Spirituality at Sarum College and author of Broken Bodies: The Eucharist, Mary and the Body in Trauma Theology and co-editor of Feminist Trauma Theologies.
  • Wren Radford, postdoctoral research fellow at the Lincoln Theological Institute, Manchester University, author of articles on ‘Creative Arts-based methods in Practical Theology’ and ‘Fragments from the Pandemic’.
  • Leanne Clelland, writer, communications officer for Christian Aid Scotland and recent graduate of the Theology through Creative Practice Programme at the University of Glasgow.