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September 11



SEPTEMBER 10

16 Thursday
Senate meeting
23 Thursday
Council meeting

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OCTOBER 10


1 Friday
Opening Ceremony
Beginning of first semester
On-line enrolment for 2010/11
6 Wednesday
Registration for study-units by students admitted in October 2010
11 Monday
End of registration for study-units by students admitted in October 2010

13 Wednesday

Add/Drop period - adding or cancelling study-units previously registered for
14 Thursday
Add/Drop period - adding or cancelling study-units previously registered for
15 Friday
Add/Drop period - adding or cancelling study-units previously registered for
16 Saturday
Deadline for change of course or areas of study
21 Thursday
Senate Meeting
30 Saturday
End of on-line enrolment 2010/11


NOVEMBER 10

11 Thursday
Council Meeting
11 Thursday
14th Annual St Augustine Lecture
organised by the Faculty of Theology, Foundation for Theological Studies and the Augustinian Institute.
“Ante omnia igitur opus est Dei timore converti” 
Augustine’s   evaluation of fear and its reception
by Professor Paul van Geest
18.15pm Augustinian Institute, Gwardamangia Hill, Pieta
12 Friday
Public Lecture
organised by the Faculty of Theology, Foundation for Theological Studies and the Augustinian Institute.
Sensory Perceptions as a Mandatory Requirement for the via negativa towards God? Familiarity and Powerlessness. Augustine’s Confessions reconsidered
by Professor Paul van Geest
11.00am
Venue: To be announced
12 Friday
Public Lecture
organised by the Faculty of Theology, Foundation for Theological Studies and the Augustinian Institute.
The Incomprehensibity of God as Cause of Concern. Augustine of Hippo as a Negative Theolgian and the Merging of Orthodoxy
by Professor Paul van Geest
7.00pm
Venue: Gateway Building Hall E
16 Tuesday

Faculty Board Meeting - 2.00pm (Postponed to the 23rd November 2010)

16 Tuesday
Graduation Thanksgiving Mass for Theology Students
6.30pm St John's Co-Cathedral Valletta
18 Thursday
Graduation Ceremony for:
MA Theology
MA in Pastoral Theology
Licentiate in Sacred Theology
Master of Philosophy
4.30pm Jesuits' Church/Aula Magna University Valletta Campus
19 Friday
65th Anniversary of the GħST Foundation Day
Archbishop's Seminary 6.00pm
Celebration of the Eucharist followed by a conference and a reception afterwards
Theme: Strengthening the Family with the Presence of both Parents
Chaired by Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Agius, Dean of the Faculty of Theology.
Invited Speakers for Conference:
Hon. Carm Mifsud Bonnici, Minister of Justice and Interior Affairs.
Hon. Edwin Vassallo, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Social Affairs.
Hon. Justyne Caruana, Main Speaker for the Opposition for the Family and Equality.
Hon. Mr Justice Noel Cuschieri, President of the Family Section of the Civil Courts.
23 Thursday
Faculty Board Meeting - 2.00pm
26 Friday
University Foundation Day Concert
Mediterranean Conference Centre


DECEMBER 10

3 Friday
Graduation Ceremony for:
Diploma in Religious Studies
BA (Hons) Theology
BA Theology and Human Studies
Bachelor of Sacred Theology
Postgraduate Certificate in Spirituality
6.30pm Jesuits' Church/Aula Magna University Valletta Campus
9 Thursday
Senate Meeting

18 Saturday

Beginning of Christmas recess


JANUARY 11

2 Sunday
End of Christmas recess
20 Thursday
Council Meeting
22 Saturday
Beginning of first semester examinations
27 Thursday
Faculty Board Meeting - 2.00pm
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FEBRUARY 11

8 Tuesday
End of first semester examinations
End of first semester
9 Wednesday
Beginning of second semester
17 Thursday
Senate Meeting
21 Monday
Add/Drop period - adding or cancelling study-units previously registered for
22 Tuesday
Add/Drop period - adding or cancelling study-units previously registered for
23 Wednesday
Add/Drop period - adding or cancelling study-units previously registered for


MARCH 11

24 Thursday
Faculty Board Meeting - 2.00pm
24 Thursday
Council Meeting


APRIL 11

13 Wednesday
Aquinas Evening in honour of St Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of the Faculty of Theology
Invited Speaker: Professor Sigrid Muller - Biography
Venue: TBA
Time: TBA
14 Thursday
Senate Meeting
18 Monday

Beginning of Easter recess

 



MAY 11

19 Thursday
Faculty Board Meeting - 2.00pm
19 Thursday
Council Meeting


JUNE 11
1 Wednesday
Beginning of second semester examinations
9 Thursday
Senate Meeting
20 Monday
Beginning of summer semester (for postgraduate courses spread over 3 semester, ends on Saturday 22 October)
20 Monday
THE RELIGIOUS QUEST: A SEMINAR ON SPIRITUALITY AND CULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Organized by the Faculty of Theology and the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta
Open to participants from Malta and abroad
More information will be available on the Website later on
21 Tuesday
THE RELIGIOUS QUEST: A SEMINAR ON SPIRITUALITY AND CULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Organized by the Faculty of Theology and the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta
Open to participants from Malta and abroad
More information will be available on the Website later on
22 Wednesday
THE RELIGIOUS QUEST: A SEMINAR ON SPIRITUALITY AND CULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Organized by the Faculty of Theology and the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta
Open to participants from Malta and abroad
More information will be available on the Website later on
23 Thursday
THE RELIGIOUS QUEST: A SEMINAR ON SPIRITUALITY AND CULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Organized by the Faculty of Theology and the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta
Open to participants from Malta and abroad
More information will be available on the Website later on
24 Friday
THE RELIGIOUS QUEST: A SEMINAR ON SPIRITUALITY AND CULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Organized by the Faculty of Theology and the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta
Open to participants from Malta and abroad
More information will be available on the Website later on
25 Saturday
THE RELIGIOUS QUEST: A SEMINAR ON SPIRITUALITY AND CULTURE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Organized by the Faculty of Theology and the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta
Open to participants from Malta and abroad
More information will be available on the Website later on
30 Thursday

End of second semester examinations

End of second semester


JULY 11
 
7 Thursday
Senate Meeting
11  Monday
Visit by the External Examiner
Professor Janet Soskice - Biography
12 Tuesday
Visit by the External Examiner
Professor Janet Soskice - Biography
13 Wednesday
Visit by the External Examiner
Professor Janet Soskice - Biography
14 Thursday
Visit by the External Examiner
Professor Janet Soskice - Biography
14 Thursday
Council Meeting
15 Friday
Visit by the External Examiner
Professor Janet Soskice - Biography


SEPTEMBER 11

1 Thursday
Faculty Board Meeting - 9.30am

 1 Thursday

Beginning of supplementary examinations
13 Tuesday
End of supplementary examinations
15 Thursday
Senate Meeting
22 Thursday
Council Meeting


Annual St Augustine Lecture

Paul_v_GeestProf. Dr Paul van Geest (Den Haag, the Netherlands, 1964) is professor in Patristics and Augustinian Studies at Tilburg University and The Free University of Amsterdam. He is also the director of the Centre For Patristic Research. The CPR is an initiative of the Theological Faculty of The Free University of Amsterdam, and the Faculty of Catholic Theology at Tilburg University which are its joint owners. The CPR serves the academic aim of doing research into the development of Christian thinking about man, society, creation, and the triune God in their interconnection, during the first centuries of the Christian era. Its co-workers investigate the works of the Church Fathers, the Christian authors from the first centuries who thought through the Scriptures and the early creeds, and thus tried to find answers to questions regarding the meaning of life as well as concrete needs in their own time. The CPR also serves an ecumenical aim. In the Centre, Roman Catholic and Protestant theologians (23 members, among them 5 post-doctoral –fellows, 8 PhD students) co-operate in the area of patristics with an eye to the quality of believing and living of Christians, here and now, in the community of the church in a pluralistic society. This involves academic research of high quality, the results of which will be published in monographs, in internationally renowned journals, in volumes (e.g., the contributions to international conferences), and in encyclopaedias.
Prof. Van Geest has supervised 8 PhD students on Augustine and 14 MA research students on a wide variety of topics including Augustine, Arius, Pelagius, mystagogy,  the monastic rules, theology of grace, with special emphasis on independent critical thinking, stringent methodology and interdisciplinarity. He has also conducted master-classes for postgraduates at the Universities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Leuven, Oxford (Augustine).
Teaching
Apart from contributing to shared courses on Theology in Utrecht, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Rome, he has specialized in teaching Augustine and the Devotio Moderna.
Academic Career
After studying philology  at the University of Leiden (MA), Prof. Van Geest studied philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University in Rome (Lic Theol). He completed his PhD on Thomas a Kempis as a mystagogue in 1996 at Utrecht University. After a research stay as an NWO postdoc fellow (NWO: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) at Utrecht University, London he went back to the University of Tilburg and VU University in 2002 and 2005. Since then he has  been professor in Theology
Other academic activities
Prof. Van Geest has delivered papers in Amsterdam, Leuven, Rome, Jerusalem, Oxford, Spoleto, Groningen, Leiden, NIAS, St Andrews, Tübingen, Utrecht,
Editor Ad fontes. De bronnen van het vroege christendom. (Uitg. Meinema, Zoetermeer; sinds 2003);
Editor Augustiniana. Revue pour l’Étude de Saint Augustin et de l’ordre des augustins. (Leuven: KUL-Augustijns Historisch Instituut; sinds 2005);
Editor project After Augustine (St. Andrews University Scotland; Oxford University Press; sinds 2005);    
Editor Christendemocratische Verkenningen.
Editor Brill Series in Church History (Brill, Leiden)
Editor Late Antique History and Religion (Peeters, Leuven)
Editor-in-Chief Brill’s Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (Brill, Leiden-Boston-Köln)
Joint organisation (with Prof. B. ter Haar Romeny and prof. dr. E. Meijering) of an interdisciplinary congresses in Amsterdam, Utrecht, LeidenI preached in St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews in Michaelmas term 1997.Since 2007 Prof van Geest has given more than 100 interviews for national newspapers, Dutch radio and television on developments in science, scholarship and the Roman Catholic Church; he was also columnist for several national newspapers. In April 2002 he delivered his inaugural Professorial lecture at the University of Utrecht on 'Augustine and his quest for sincerity' and in 2005 he gave my inaugural Professorial lecture in Amsterdam on Augustine as a negative theologian
Prof. Van Geest has published and edited about 13 books.



Theological Encounters



Faculty Day



Academic Evening in honour of St Thomas Aquinas

Prof Sigrid MullerSigrid Müller (Catholic Theological Faculty, University of Vienna, Austria)
 

Sigrid Müller is currently Head of the Department of Moral Theology at the University of Vienna. She studied Theology, Latin and Italian at Tübingen and at the Pontifical University Gregoriana at Rome. She holds also a Master’s degree in Family Counselling from the Catholic University of Salamanca. Her special research interests are the history of moral theology and bioethics with a focus on the ethics of technology. In 2008, she was appointed a Junior Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Curatorial Board of the Austrian Science Fund FWF. She is the author of Acting in a Contigent World. On the Concept and Significance of the recta ratio in Wilhelm von Ockham (published in German, Francke, 2000) and coeditor of Naturalising the Spirit? Contributions to the Current Debate on the Spirit (published in German, Königshausen und Neumann, 2008) and has been published in international journals.




External Examiner

Prof. Janet SoskiceJanet Soskice is the Professor Philosophical Theology and a Fellow of Jesus College. She was born in British Columbia, and studied at Cornell and Sheffield, prior to doing a doctorate in the philosophy of religion (religious language) at Oxford University. While the Gordon Milburn Junior Research Fellow and subsequently as a lecturer at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, she taught philosophy or religion, ethics and doctrine at Oxford University and philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London.

Professor Soskice is a past-President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain and is currently President of the Society for the Study of Theology. She has been a visiting professor in Canada, Sweden and the United States and in 1997 was a McCarthy Visiting Professor at the Gregorian University in Rome. She is a past Board member of the international Catholic journal, Concilium, and is currently a member of the board of Modern Theology. Dr. Soskice is actively involved with the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, a Catholic house of study for women within the Cambridge Theological Federation, with Jewish-Christian relations, and with Anglican-Roman Catholic ecumenical discussions amongst other commitments.

In 2009 Professor Soskice was a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Theological Inquiry (Princeton). During the same year she was a member of a Canadian Institute for Health Research – funded scheme considering ‘Good Death in Hospice Care’, organized by the Centre for Studies in Religious and Society of the University of Victoria. Most recently (2010) Professor Soskice took part in the Building Bridges Seminar at Georgetown University (Muslim-Christian dialogue), and was a member of the Writers’ Workshop for Theologians, lead by Marilynne Robinson at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton.

Janet Soskice is the author of Metaphor and Religious Language (O.U.P. 1984); The Kindness of God (O.U.P. 2007) and has edited (with Grant Gillett and K.W. Fulford), of Medicine and Moral Reasoning (C.U.P , 1994) and with Diana Lipton, Feminism and Theology , Oxford Readings in Feminism (OUP, 2003). Her most recent book is Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Lost Gospels (Chatto, March 2009 and Knopf, summer 2009)

She has most recently edited, with Carlo Cogliati, David Burrell and Bill Stoeger, S.J., Creation and the God of Abraham, papers from a conference at the Vatican Observatory on creatio ex nihilo in science and the three Abrahamic faiths (Cambridge University Press, 2010).













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Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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