The Edinburgh Scriptorium
Scriptorium is running two days a week at Currubbers please email for more information.
A 1st-year 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 4th-year PhD student from India: "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."
NEXT EVENT TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2022
With the End in Mind: Should the UK Legalise Assisted Suicide?
Through a proposal by MSP Liam McArthur, the legal question of assisted suicide is returning to the Scottish Parliament. Join Dr. Trevor Stammers (Editor, The New Bioethics) and Dr. Stephen Latham (Director, Yale's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics) for an evening discussion exploring this question at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The event will be chaired by Jeremy Balfour (MSP for Lothian).
19:00 - 20:30 | Dialogue on "Should the UK Legalise Assisted Suicide?" & Audience Q&A
20:30 - 21:30 | Wine Reception
There is no cost for this event.
For those unable to attend in person, a live stream will be available: https://youtu.be/3rC7It1iRQI
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COMING SOON FOR 2023: "Being Friends with the 'Enemy'"; "Tolkien, Eucatastrophe, and the Modern World"; "Healing Divides: Promoting Flourishing Multi-Ethnic Churches"; and "Hope and the Climate Change Conversation."
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.