TRINITY FORUM EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
The Edinburgh Scriptorium is running three days a week at Carrubbers Christian Centre. Please email for more information: email@example.com
A PhD student from the United States: "Regarding my experience with Scriptorium, I can say that I’ve greatly appreciated the opportunity to pray with a community of others, to have space to work regularly, and also to have an opportunity to meet new people, especially other Christians in a city where I didn’t know anyone before."
A PhD student from South Asia: "The Scriptorium has been a “God sent” when I was looking for opportunities to write up my doctoral thesis in the company of peers. It offers a good structure for focused writing. The prayer times offer the much needed nibbles for the soul, particularly on day’s that are cramped to have a focused quiet time. I find the time we spent seeking God’s intervention on issues affecting peoples across the world quite instructional in breaking out of the 'me and mine' mould. As someone straddling multiple worlds and engaged in international policymaking, it has been an added bonus for me to hear the worldviews of other participants, particularly the framing of Christianity in Northern cultures. Overall, the Scriptorium has been a blessing to me this season. I try to pass the blessings forward in my small way by weaving the spiritual inputs from the meditations into my life conversations with students in the University Hall where God has placed me."
THE EVENT LIST FOR THE 2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR IS COMING SOON...
16 MAY 2023 | An Evening With Os Guinness
Os Guinness spoke on “Our Civilisational Moment: The Waning of the West, the War of the Worlds, and the Faith That Will Be Key to the Outcome.” The event recording can be found, here: https://youtu.be/6dwebwaCS1c
16 February 2023 | Faith & Art in Community: An Arts Collective Showcase
A half concert, half conversation experience, the evening explored the dynamics of creativity and faith in community. The evening featured original music by an Edinburgh-based arts collective, which began as a small group of Christian musicians from across Scotland coming together each week for encouragement, friendship, development, and to work together on a common project.
6 DECEMBER 2022 | With the End in Mind: Should the UK Legalise Assisted Suicide?
A conversation with Dr. Trevor Stammers (Editor, The New Bioethics) and Dr. Stephen Latham (Director, Yale's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics) at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event was chaired by Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian.
The Edinburgh Scriptorium began meeting in April 2019 at the Carrubbers Christian Centre on the Royal Mile. While initially it was composed of School of Divinity students from the University of Edinburgh, it has since attracted attention from other Schools within the University, and also students from Edinburgh Theological Seminary and Heriot-Watt University.
Members would come together from a diverse range of Christian and other faith backgrounds (including none), and viewed the Scriptorium as a haven in which they could both do their academic work and gather in Christian fellowship. In Fall 2019, the Scriptorium began meeting three times per week, with the daily liturgies composed by various members, each liturgy reflecting both the composer's denominational background and the consistent core of Scriptorium prayers and aims.