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The 2016/17 '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 27th Oct 2016
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
Speaker : Prof Kenneth McColl, MD FRCP F MedSci FRSE
Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Glasgow
Lecture : How Medical Science Makes Progress - and what about the Church...
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THURSDAY 3rd Nov 2016
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Speaker : Rev David McLachlan, BD Cert Min
Minister, Langside Church, Glasgow
Lecture : The Gift of Doubt...
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THURSDAY 17th Nov 2016
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
Speaker : Rev Scott McKenna, BA BD MTh MPhil
Minister, Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Edinburgh
Lecture : The Most Important Journey in Life is the Inner Journey...
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WEDNESDAY 23rd Nov 2016
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Speaker : Rev Peter Macdonald BD Cert Min
Leader of the Iona Community
Lecture : The Iona Community Transforming Lives to Change the World - The  work of the Iona Community and the challenges of the future...
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SUNDAY 27th Nov, 4th, 11th and 18th Dec 2016
8pm
ADVENT : The Bethlehem Story...
Advent Star
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THURSDAY 12th Jan 2017
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
Speaker : Myra MacDonald MA
Author and former Reuters Bureau Chief, India
Lecture : Pakistan: politics and Religion...
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THURSDAY 2nd Feb 2017
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Based on two TED talks
Speaker : Jodie Williams
Lecture : A Realistic Vision For World Peace...
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Speaker : Scilla Elworthy
Lecture : Fighting With Nonviolence...
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THURSDAY 23rd Mar 2017 (Rescheduled date)
8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
THE ROY PATERSON MEMORIAL LECTURE
Speaker : Rev Julie Nicholson
Writer and Broadcaster
Lecture : Crossing Places...
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THURSDAY 9th Mar 2017
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: ORCHARDHILL
Speaker : The Very Reverend John Miller BA BD DD
Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Lecture : What Shall We Tell The Grandchildren?...
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SUNDAY - SATURDAY 9th - 15th Apr 2017 each evening 8pm
SUNDAY (Easter Day Celebrations) 16th Apr 2017 10.45am
HOLY WEEK : Easter: Beyond Belief...
A Telling Truth
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EXTRA LECTURE not in the brochure

THURSDAY 4th May 2017
8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
Speaker : Dr Val Webb
Australian Theologian on a PCN tour of the UK (only Scottish event)
Lecture : How should we or can we talk of God in the 21st century?...
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ADVANCE NOTICE: Thinking Allowed Session 2017/2018
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
7.30pm for 8pm
VENUE: CAIRNS
A Scholar's Spotlight: a Question Time with representatives of University Theological/Philosophical depts featuring
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Chair

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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.

LECTURE ARCHIVE
Details of previous lecture programmes at Cairns 2008 - 2016 can be viewed here.

PODCASTS
Sound recordings of some previous lectures can be found here.