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Morpeth Lecture 2019: How to Think about Ageing: Insights from Disability

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Christ Church Cathedral

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This year we are excited to welcome Dr Michael Mawson who will be giving a lecture on a theological approach to ageing.

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Reflecting on the relationship between ageing and disability, this lecture will explore how insights from disability theology and disability studies contribute to richer, more concrete understandings of ageing and the complexities of the field. At the heart of recent work in disability theology and disability studies, is attention to vulnerability, human limits, identity and relationality. These focuses are often neglected in standard disciplinary approaches such as gerontology and geriatric medicine. Accordingly, this lecture will explore the significance of current work in disability theology and disability studies for how we understand and respond to ageing and its effects.

Dr Michael Mawson is a Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics as well as Research Fellow in the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre at Charles Sturt University. He is also the author of Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology (Oxford University Press, 2018) and co-editor (with Philip Ziegler) of the Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Dr Mawson is currently working on a new book on theology and ageing, and has wider interests in German theology and philosophy, disability studies, phenomenology, and bioethics.

https://www.newcastle.edu.au/community-and-alumni/community-engagement/events-and-public-lectures/morpeth-lecture

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