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Huron is pleased to offer the following opportunities to learn from a variety of speakers.

  • Kristallnacht & Donald Trump, Nov. 30/16

  • Kristallnacht & Donald Trump:  Can Fascism Emerge in the United States?
    November 30, 2016, 7 pm, Great Hall, Huron

    poster (pdf)

    A panel discussion with:
    Paul Nesbitt-Larking, Professor Political Science, Huron
    Eli Nathans, Associate Professor of History, Western
    Robert Ventresca, Associate Professor of History, King's
    Nina Reid-Maroney, Associate Professor of History, Huron
    Moderated by Tracy Lemos, Associate Professor of Theology, Huron

    Limited free parking available in student lot, south of Huron's main building, off Western Road.  The parking gate should be up in this lot.  Do not park in the Pay & Display lot (without paying & displaying) or in the Guest Parking lot. 
  • R. T Orr Lecture Series--November

  • 45 Annual R. T Orr Lecture

    Pushing Back on Deism & Flirting with Superstition

    The Very Rev. Dr. Ian Markham
    President and Dean, Virginia Theological Seminary

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7 pm
    Kingsmill Room, Huron
    Free Parking in south (student) Huron lot after 6 pm--gates will be up
    (do not park in "Pay & Display" without paying or "Guest Parking" spots)

    About the Very Rev. Ian Markham, PhD
    A scholar of Christian Ethics and Philosophy, Dr. Markham is the author and editor of numerous books, including:  Against Atheism:  Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong and Liturgical Life Principles:  How Espiscopal Worship Can Lead to Healthy and Authentic Living. Join us for what promises to be a most interesting evening!

    About the R. T Orr Lecture Series

    Since November 25, 1970, the R. T Orr Public Lecture series has been held each year in memory of Mr. Robinson T Orr, the son of a prominent London and London Township family of five generations, a successful businessman, an active layman in the Anglican Church, a staunch supporter of Huron University College, and a man of outstanding qualities.  Mr. Orr was a Lifetime Honorary Member of Huron's Corporation.

    Through the R. T Orr Lecture, supported out of the legacy left to Huron by Mr. Orr, it has been possible for the College to bring to London scholars of international reputation and outstanding theological educators.  Some past lecturers have been Premier Clyde K. Wells, Walter Wink, Michael Coogan, Adela Yarbro Collins, E. P. Sanders, John Dominic Crossan,Walter Brueggemann, and N.T. Wright.

  • Dialogue with Ingrid Mattson & Orr Lecturer

  • (Dis)missing Religion:
    Can Secular Society Acknowledge There is Any Value in Religious Life?
    Wednesday, November 2, 1016, 7 pm, Great Hall, Huron
    Free Admission;  Registration Required

    Free Parking in south (student) Huron lot after 6 pm--gates will be up
    (do not park in "Pay & Display" without paying or "Guest Parking" spots)

    Join us for a dialogue between Ian Markham, 2016 Orr Lecturer (unfortunately, Dr. Ingrid Mattson is unable to attend), focussing on the challenge of secular ideas that dismiss religion as anti-intellectual, intolerant, responsible for violence and war, and increasingly irrelevant,  During our conversation, we will look at the important role religion plays in civic society, the vibrancy of religion around the world, and how a religious sensibility really matters.

    The Very Rev. Ian Markham, PhD
    Dean & President, Virginia Theological Seminary
    A scholar of Christian ethics and philosophy, Dr. Markham is the author and editor of numerous books, including:  Against Atheism:  Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong and Understanding Christian Doctrine.  We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Markham as the 45th R. T Orr Lecturer.

    Paul Nesbitt-Larking, PhD

    Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Science and Professor of Political Science, Huron
  • Chander Mohan Jain Memorial Lecture Series

  • The Chander Mohan Jain Memorial Lecture Series

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016  at 7:00 pm, Kingsmill Room 

    "I Ask Pardon of All Creatures": Making Violence Visible through the Jain Ritual of Pratikramaṇa

    by Dr. Brianne Donaldson, Bhagwaan Mahavir/Chao Family Postdoctoral Fellow in Jain Studies at Rice University.

    Dr. Donaldson is a public ethicist exploring the intersection of Indian and western metaphysics, critical animal studies, and religion and science. The goal of this work is to rethink relations between plants, animals, and people, and undermine systematic violence toward excluded populations. She is the author of Creaturely Cosmologies: Why Metaphysics Matters for Animal and Planetary Liberation (2015), and the edited collections Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature: A Common World for Animals and the Environment (2014), and The Future of Meat Without Animals (2016). She has served as assistant professor at Monmouth College (IL) and faculty at Claremont School of Theology (CA).

    This free public lecture will take place in the Kingsmill Room, Huron University College, 1349 Western Road. Free parking is available in the south/student lot only. The parking gate will be up to permit entry.

    For more information, please contact Kathryn Schade at kschade4@huron.uwo.ca or 519.438.7224, ext. 609. 

    The Chander Mohan Jain Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1993 by the friends and family of Chander Mohan Jain. Dr. Jain was a strong supporter of intercultural communication and this annual lecture series is an opportunity to continue his legacy of bringing topics of interest pertaining to the Jain culture to the community.