Heaven and Nature
Saturday 7 November 2020
at 13.00 GMT
virtually at Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Continuing pandemic restrictions on travel and meetings will cause us to hold a video conference for up to 40 people virtually at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
We publish here brief details of the six discussion papers contributed by scholars from the UK, Canada, Australia, the USA, France and Poland.
Take part and discuss the papers:
Apply by email on either of two days 19 or 20 October to take part in the ‘Heaven and Nature’ video conference. Because we may not have room for all who are interested, we invite people to apply rather than make an actual registration on these two days three weeks before the conference. State that if you receive contributors’ conference papers, you will respect the authors’ rights, and that you will not forward or make further use of conference papers without the permission of the author. Returning the application will be taken to imply your agreement.
Optionally, give a word or two in an email about your background or interest, and say if you are a current member.
An application form is available here, for return to the address below
You will be asked to pay £5 e.g. by PayPal only after we have accepted your application. Registration occurs on receipt of your registration fee. I will send details of other payment methods such as bank transfer on request. Credit card payment is possible only through PayPal. The Zoom joining details will be sent shortly before the conference to those who have successfully registered. You will receive PDFs of the papers on condition that you have agreed in your application to respect the authors’ rights as above.
Please do not send money unless you have been accepted. We will not send joining details to those who have not been accepted, and we will not refund money sent without prior acceptance, nor after 5 November.
We plan to distribute the papers on 26 October, and on 7 November up to 40 participants will take part in the virtual conference by Zoom. The start time is to be 13.00 GMT which is 14.00 in Paris, 8.00 in New York, 05.00 in California, 21.00 in Beijing and midnight in Sydney. The duration will depend on the number of papers and amount of discussion. There will be two sessions separated by a break, and we’ll finish by 18.00.
We wish to strike a balance between UK and international participants, meaning that it’s possible that not all who apply to give a paper, or who apply by 20 October to discuss the papers with others, will obtain registration. Current CLSG members will be given priority.
Dr Roger Kojeckż
The Christian Literary Studies Group in association with the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship