More about postgrad research
Seminars for postgrad students
You will find on a separate page details of local seminars, in Trinity and elsewhere, open to postgraduate students.
Relationship with the University of Bristol
Trinity College/Bristol Baptist College relationship with University of Bristol explained. Find out a bout the benefits and responsibilities of being part of the University of Bristol.
Documents for researchers
The important documents for (current) research students have been transferred to the Trinity internal website.
Research Conference June 2013
We are planning our third summer conference for our postgraduate research students, 19-23 June 2013. The guest speaker is Revd Dr Alan Garrow, Vicar Theologian of Bath Abbey and papers will be given by Trinity research students.
We held our first conference for researchers in summer 2011, as part of our Reading the Bible Ethically conference. About 25 researchers were involved, including a group from the Paideia Centre for Public Theology, Ontario, Canada, which is in partnership with Trinity. The researchers had their own sessions, giving them the opportunity to discuss their research papers, as well as taking part in the main conference.
Papers were given by the main conference speakers, who work in different ethical fields: Professor Julian Rivers (Bristol University, law and religion), Elaine Storkey (President of Tear Fund, on board of A Rocha, writer, broadcaster global poverty), Nick Spencer (Theos, religion and society), Andrew Hartropp (economics) and Revd Dr Craig Bartholomew (Paideia Centre, hermeneutics), with responses from members of the Trinity faculty.There was stimulating discussion in the sessions and at mealtimes.
What they said . . .
Here are comments from two of the Canadian researchers who took part:
The 'Reading the Bible Ethically' conference at Trinity College Bristol was one of the most formative trips in recent years. I found myself thinking harder than ever, laughing louder than ever, and fighting back tears more than ever because of the deep love for Christ and fervour for his Gospel. The presentations from postgraduate students were also insightful, helping me to understand the various interests and areas of expertise at Trinity. And the mealtime fellowship followed with coffee and late-night conversation was worth the cost of the trip. Our evening with George Kovoor, principal of Trinity College, was especially excellent. Words could never describe our time together, but my heart was full from hearing the clear and passionate vision he has for Trinity College, and for Great Britain. I consider my small part of the Paideia and Trinity communities to be among the highest privileges in my life. Praise God for his kindness in allowing us all to be a part! Benjamin Quinn
I came to the conference expecting it to be similar to events I had attended in the past but was soon to discover that it surpassed all of my expectations. The prolific, integrative nature of the subjects discussed provided a forum for participation and mutual respect. I was aware of the grounding the presentations provided concerning Paideia's involvement with Trinity and I envisioned a unique place within the Kingdom as well a communal solidarity with everyone involved. I was filled with excitement, appreciated both the faculty and staff (I could not have been treated better), had a great deal of fun, and was overwhelmed with a sense of the Spirit of God at work in our midst. I was able to re-evaluate my current situation and was challenged to pursue my research with renewed purpose and enthusiasm. Karen J. Harding