Theological Society

The Society

Theology is possibly the most inter-disciplinary field studied in Cambridge. History, politics, and the sciences – literature and films – philosophy – there is scarcely an area of life which theology does not address. In regular meetings held throughout the academic year, the St John’s College Theology Society explores some of the connections between theology and other fields. It’s a chance for theologians to see what’s going on in the broader field of theology and in the wide world beyond theology. If you would like to join the mailing list and receive invitations, contact a member of the committee.


Recent talks have included:
  • Newman: The Writer - John Cornwell, Jesus College
  • Why Music Matters to God - Professor Jeremy Begbie, St Andrew’s University and Ridley Hall
  • The Devil as a political icon - Dr Sophie Lunn-Rockcliff, Peterhouse
  • Christ in film - Dr Russell Manning, St Edmund’s
  • Light and dark in the paintings of Caravaggio - Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Corpus Christi
  •  The High Priest and the Hasid: Whatever happened to charismatic leadership? - Dr Diana Lipton, University of Cambridge
  • Samuel Beckett vs Christianity - Dr Erik Tonning, University of Oxford

The Committee

Committee 2017-18

President - Jasmine Curtis

Junior Treasurer - William Murphy



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