Dr Tioti Timon

PhD study examines climate change in Kiribati, South Pacific

Dr Tioti Timon graduated with a PhD in Theology and Development. His thesis examined the ways in which climate change is affecting the people, indigenous culture, and environment of Kiribati, in the South Pacific and the role that the church and the Tangintebu Theological College is playing to equip church leadership to respond to these challenges. The study also assessed the extent to which environmental and ecological issues are integrated into the overall theological curriculum.

Professor Ulrich Berner (middle, front) with Professor Johannes Smit (middle, back) and colleagues and postgraduate students who attended the seminar.

Specialist Seminar on Wagner and Syncretism in Religion

Professor Johannes Smit of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently organised a seminar, conducted by Professor Ulrich Berner (Bayreuth University, Germany) on the topic of Richard Wagner, and Syncretism in Religion.

Professor David Spurrett (right) with Professor Daniel Dennett at the Evolving Minds conference in Australia.

Humanities Academic Presents Paper at Evolving Minds Conference

Dean and Head of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics Professor David Spurrett presented a paper at the Evolving Minds conference in Darwin, Australia. The conference was organised to celebrate the work of Philosopher Daniel Dennett who was this year’s recipient of the ‘Charles Darwin Scholar’ award from the Charles Darwin University. Dennett is