Again on a health related issue, the Denis Duncan Lecture is established as an annual event in Scotland now in its second year. The intention is to deliver a lecture and symposium on health, healing and theology which is both theologically and scientifically sound, and ecumenical.
The Guild of Health and St Raphael organises it. The Guild was founded around 1904 and while it was originally Anglican is now ecumenical and its first President is a Roman Catholic. The patrons are the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and it is hoped to have a Catholic Archbishop as a patron and that a Catholic will give a lecture next year or the year after. The Guild Director, Dr Gillian Straine, is a Scot now working in England. She is an ordained Anglican priest and a PhD Scientist.
The gathering is on the 15th November at 18:30 in the James McKay Hall at Aberdeen University for a drinks reception followed by the lecture by Revd Doug Gay, Lecturer in Practical Theology at Glasgow University, at 19:00 in Kings College Chapel nearby and followed by plenty of time for discussion, a discussion panel and lots of time for questions.