Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Lloyd Geering to end his lectureship career at the age of 96

Lloyd Geering to end his lectureship career at the age of 96

When he recently turned 96 years of age, Professor Lloyd Geering decided to retire from his role as Principal Lecturer of the St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society. His final talk in that capacity will be given during the week of the opening of the new St Andrew’s Centre on Tuesday 6 May, 2014 at St Andrew’s on The Terrace in Wellington.

“I am in good health and enjoying my tenth decade,” Professor Geering said.

“Through a long lifetime of publishing and lecturing, both within and outside of the St Andrew’s Trust, Professor Geering has offered a view of religion that appeals to mature and questing people as well as being vitally necessary in a world that is becoming more politically fractured and environmentally fragile,” said broadcaster and Trustee Noel Cheer.

“As the Trust’s Principal Lecturer, Professor Geering has delivered one or more series of lectures each year since 1984. Most of these lectures have an afterlife as booklets, CDs or DVDs,” Cheer said.

“While Professor Geering’s active involvement with the Trust will be greatly missed, it has been Wellington’s good fortune to have been the main location for these lectures. Rather than actively seeking one individual to step into Sir Lloyd’s shoes, the Trust will broaden its activities into different forms of lectureship.”

“His recent book, From The Big Bang to God: Our awe-inspiring journey of evolution, extends a publishing career which was launched in 1968 with God In The New World.”

Professor Geering was appointed the foundation Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in 1971 and, more recently, has been involved in Biblical research in the company of scholars from the Westar Institute in the United States. In 2007, Professor Geering was admitted to the Order of New Zealand and two years later elevated to Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society was incorporated in 1984 as a charitable trust to establish a study and lectureship centre in Wellington. For more than three decades, the Trust has provided learning opportunities for people in Wellington and beyond to engage in critiquing and valuing developments in religion, spirituality, arts and sciences during changing economic and political times.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news