2019-2020 Conferences:
Christ, the Academy and the (Post-)Modern World

FACM is organising three conferences in the 2019-2020 academic year. Read on to find out more about the theme and details about the conferences.


2019-2020 Theme

Harry Blamires famously claimed that the 20th Century was a time of historic rupture between Christianity and the major intellectual institutions of Western Culture.

As a result, the present generation of scholars and educators have inherited a world in which Christianity is considered either peripheral to the life of the university or antithetical to the pursuit of scholarship.

Our series of conferences this year will explore this supposed rift between Christianity and the life of the mind. What are the occasions of these frictions – and their causes? What distinctive challenges does the modern world provide for Christian scholarship? And what new opportunities? How might Christian vocation and mission be carried out in such an environment? Who are the most important intellectual voices with whom Christian academics should engage today? Join us for a series of conferences where Christian scholars reflect on these questions – helping you situate yourself and your academic vocation in relation to these issues. 


Dates and locations

  • Saturday 9 November 2019
    Focus: Studying excellently from the basis of a biblical worldview
    Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge
    More info
  • Saturday 22 February 2020
    Focus: Pursuing your studies toward worship, cultural apologetics and mission
    McGrath Centre, St Catherine’s College, Cambridge
    More info
  • Saturday 16 May 2020
    Focus: Communicating your research to a public audience
    Central Cambridge location tbc
    More info
    Update: due to COVID-19 this event has now been moved to autumn 2020.

For more details about each of the conferences, please click the links above.


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