May Macleod Lecture

May Macleod Lecture

May Macleod Lecture

Event Details

The May MacLeod Lecture for 2020 at United Theological College will take place on:

Friday, 6 March 2020

6:30 p.m. Canapés
7:00 p.m. Public Lecture

Guest Lecturer: Prof. John Swinton
Subject: ”What does it mean to be normal? Re-Imagining Disability and the Cult of Normalcy.’

Everyone is welcome. A free event. RSVP today:


May Macleod Lecture Flyer [PDF, 1 page]



John Swinton is Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen and founder of the university’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. He is a global leader in the area of disability theology and has published a number of books, including: Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness (with Jean Vanier and Stanley Hauerwas, 2008), Dementia: Living in the Memories of God (2012), and Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness, and Gentle Discipleship (2016).

For more of a taster about John & his theology, please click on the link below to a recent YouTube clip:

‘John Swinton: Theology and Disability’ | YouTube 8 mins 14 sec


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