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DAWSON CENTRE SUMMER SCHOOLS

1. MEDIEVAL LATIN 

Monday 13 – Friday 17 January 2020

This course will offer a general introduction to post-classical Latin, poetry and prose, sacred and secular. Some prior knowledge of Latin is recommended. There will be an introduction to palaeography, including an opportunity to handle original manuscripts.  Enrol here or call me.

2. NEW TESTAMENT GREEK 

Monday 20 – Friday 24 January 2020

An intensive course in the koine Greek of the New Testament. We shall read passages from the Epistles and Gospels, as well as the Septuagint and Christian literature of the apostolic age. The course is aimed at beginners, but it is strongly recommended that all learn the Greek alphabet before commencing; exercises will be posted out beforehand to assist in that.  Enrol here or call me.

Both January Summer Schools will be held at Jane Franklin Hall, University of Tasmania, in South Hobart.  Accommodation is available at the college, but application must be made directly to the college. Write to me for course information only.

REV SAMUEL GREEN 

AFES Islamic Engagement Director, Anglican Interfaith Chaplain, University of Tasmania.  Samuel has been engaging with the Islamic community for the last 25 years.

CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM – WHY HAS THERE BEEN CONFLICT, WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD, AND WHAT IS A WAY FORWARD?

Samuel will be speaking on this subject and presenting his new book Where to Start with Islam

Hotel Soho

Thursday 13 February 2020

6.00 pm

Two-course Dinner and Lecture, $35 per person (drinks not included), booking essential

PROF PETER KURTI

Senior Research Fellow and Director – Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society Program, Centre for Independent Studies

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Hotel Soho, Davey Street, Hobart (UPSTAIRS DINING ROOM)
Friday 13 March 2020

6.00 pm
Two-course Dinner and Lecture, $35 per person (drinks not included), booking essential

MR NEVILLE CLARK MC

Former Headmaster, Mentone Grammar School, Melbourne

ANZAC DAY REFLECTION: ‘A Modern Crusade: Sir Harry Chauvel and the Australian Light Horse in Palestine’
Hotel Soho, Davey Street, Hobart (UPSTAIRS DINING ROOM)
Thursday 23 April, 2020

6.00 pm
Two-course Dinner and Lecture, $35 per person (drinks not included), booking essential

Ending 400 years of Ottoman rule and paving the way for the creation thirty years later of the modern state of Israel, General Allenby’s Palestine campaign of 1917-1918 relied most heavily on its main striking force, the five Brigades of the Australian Light Horse, whose rugged riders and indomitable Walers proved to be the most effective and longest-serving of all the Allied forces in the Middle East – while throughout those storied lands of the Bible the Chaplains in particular had a field day!

COLLOQUIUM SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

PAPERS OFFERED TO DATE

  • Mr Kenneth Crowther, Director of Teaching and Learning, Toowoomba Christian School
  • Mr Fadi Elbarbar, Head of Religion and Values, Sacred Heart College, Hobart
  • Dr Gerard Gaskin, Director Learning and Teaching, Tasmanian Catholic Education Office
  • Dr David Hastie, Associate Dean, Education Development, Alphacrucis College, Sydney
  • Mr Ben McCabe, Director, Augustine Academy, Tumut, NSW
  • The Most Reverend Julian Porteous, Archbishop of Hobart
  • Mr Karl Schmude, Founding Fellow, Campion College Australia

Please put Saturday 27 June in your diary! It will be our sixth annual colloquium. The theme centres on secondary education, with a particular focus on the development of the spiritual and religious dimension of human nature.  See the Call for Papers on our website.  

ROME SUMMER SCHOOL

5 – 18 JULY 2020

The intensive residential two-week course is a study of Roman and Medieval Culture and the growth of Western and Christian civilisation through the medium of the Latin language.  Taught at the Bernardi Campus of the University of St Thomas, in the Prati district, classes are taught in the mornings, leaving the afternoons free for walking, talking and sight-seeing.