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Religion in PublicĀ plays host and publicises a variety of events that take place at the University of Leeds as well as in the city. We also publish reviews of these events in order to disseminate key discussions and findings.

During teaching semesters, we have a fortnightly seminar series where speakers from inside and outside the University of Leeds present current research on any aspect of religion that, in one way or another, intersects with public life locally, nationally, or internationally. The seminars are open to all with an academic interest in the study of religion and public life. See the 'Events' tab > 'CRPL Seminar Series' on this blog to find out more. Unless indicated otherwise, seminars take place on Thursdays 11.30am-1pm, in the Botany House seminar room (1.03) on campus.

If you would like us to publicise your research event then please contact CRPL Director, Johanna Stiebert (


Inaugural lecture Prof. Tendai Mangena: "Disruptive Single Women"

You are warmly invited to attend the inaugural lecture of Professor Tendai Mangena, titled Disruptive Single Women: Gender and Sexuality...

Hook Lecture 2023, by City of Sanctuary founder Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal

The annual Hook Lecture returns this year as we welcome Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, former President of the British Methodist...

Seminar with Dr Stefan Skrimshire: Liturgies of lament in contemporary religious eco-activism

On 30th March, the Centre for Religion and Public Life is hosting a research seminar with Dr Stefan Skrimshire who...

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