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The 2017/18 'Thinking Allowed' lecture series continues the now established partnership between Cairns Church in Milngavie and Orchardhill Parish Church in Giffnock which means that once again there will be a lecture series on both the North and Southside of Glasgow.

INTRODUCTION
Rev Andrew Frater Minister at Cairns introduces this season's programme...
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THURSDAY 29th Nov 2017
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Speaker : Very Rev Lorna Hood MA BDiv DDiv OBE
Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Lecture : Srebrenica and the End of Ethnic Tolerance...
Lorna Hood
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JOINT WEEKEND EVENT
THINKING ALLOWED/PCN BRITAIN
VENUE: CAIRNS

FRIDAY 17th Nov 2017
7.30pm for 8pm
Speaker : Adrian Alker
Chair of PCN Britain
Lecture : Partners and Protagonists...
Adrian Alker 

SATURDAY 18th Nov 2017
10.00am for 10.30am
Leader : Adrian Alker
All day groups and plenary sessions
Session 1 : Humanism and Theism
Session 2 : Christianity and a World of Other Faiths and Ideologies
Session 3 : Church and Society

SUNDAY 19th Nov 2017
10.45am
Morning Service led by Rev Andrew Frater
Speaker: Adrian Alker
Address : The Church We Never Knew...

Recordings of the weekend events can be found here.

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THURSDAY 23rd Nov 2017
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Speaker : Professor Bob Davies MA PGCE PhDl
Professor of Religious and Cultural Education at Glasgow University
Lecture : Changing Realities of Christian Identity in Scotland, 1918-2018...
Bob Davies
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SUNDAY 3rd, 10th and 17th Dec 2017
8pm
ADVENT : The Three Sundays before Christmas Eve..
Advent Star
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THURSDAY 1st Feb 2018
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
Event : A Scholars' Spotlight
Three theology scholars under the watchful eye of an eminent adjudicator of the law address questions received in advance from attendees
Panel : Sheriff Seith Ireland, Prof Helen Bond, Prof David Fergusson and Rev Scott McKenna
Seith Ireland Helen Bond David Fergusson Scott McKenna

Recording of the event can be found here.

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THURSDAY 15th Feb 2018
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Based on two TED talks
Speaker : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Topic : The danger of a single story...
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  
Speaker : Sisonke Msimang
Topic : Stories...
Sisonke Msimang
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THURSDAY 15th Mar 2018
8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
Speaker : Rev Dr Harriet Harris MBE
Chaplain to Edinburgh University
Lecture : The Concept of Deity in 21st Century Christianity...
Harriet Harris
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THURSDAY 15th Mar 2018
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Speaker : Pádraig Ó Tuama
Leader of the Corrymeela Community
Lecture : Literate not Literal: Reading Gospel Stories in their Poetic Glory...
Pádraig Ó Tuama
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SUNDAY - SATURDAY 25th - 31st Mar 2018 each evening 8pm
SUNDAY (Easter Day Celebrations) 1st Apr 2018 10.45am
HOLY WEEK : Easter: Beyond the City Wall...
Holy Week
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An open invitation is extended to all to attend these events at Cairns and Orchardhill. Location maps Click Here PDF logo


Entry to the lectures is by 'donation' to help defray costs unless otherwise stated.

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You may also be interested in -
LECTURES ARCHIVE
Details of previous lecture programmes at Cairns 2008 - 2017 can be viewed here.
LECTURE PODCASTS
Sound recordings of some previous lectures can be found here.
THINKING ALLOWED ONLINE
Articles and videos on Thinking Allowed topics can be found here.