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Newbold Diversity Centre

Celebrating differences together.

What is the Diversity Centre?

The Diversity Centre at Newbold College of Higher Education creates and hosts lectures and conferences which explore ideas about human differences in an open, inclusive environment.

It is dedicated to creating a forum where majority and minority groups can discuss, reconcile and celebrate their differences in a safe space.

It aims not to emphasise differences at the expense of commonality, but emphasises what we have in common and balances that with what makes us unique.

How you can attend:

For the 2021 Spring Semester, the Diversity Centre lectures will take place on Zoom Webinar, which you can register to attend.

The lectures will take place on a Tuesday night at 19:30 (BST) online.

Upcoming Lectures

Diversity Centre Lectures

February 2021

We are delighted to bring the first online Diversity Centre lecture of 2021 to you, in the comfort of your own home.

Diversity Lecture title: COVID-19 and the wilding of the Church – what sort of leaders do we need?

Theme for the spring semester: ‘Leadership during and after COVID-19.’

February Diversity Lecture speaker: Dr Steve Aisthorpe, Mission Development Worker, Church of Scotland

Dr Aisthorpe lives in Kincraig, near Aviemore, where he works for the Church of Scotland’s Church Without Walls team, helping people to reimagine church and encouraging mission and discipleship. He is a passionate rock climber, loves all things outdoors – and is a researcher, writer and coach. Following on from the best-selling The Invisible Church, his recent book, Rewilding the Church, uses a powerful metaphor from ecology to offer a bold and provocative vision for the Church.

Register now!

Diversity Centre Lecture

March 2021

We are delighted to bring the spring semester’s Diversity Centre lectures to you, in the comfort of your own home.

Diversity Lecture title: COVID-19 and Women Leaders: What’s their Record?”

Theme for the spring semester: ‘Leadership during and after COVID-19.’

February Diversity Lecture speaker: Dr Steve Aisthorpe, Mission Development Worker, Church of Scotland

Dr Aisthorpe lives in Kincraig, near Aviemore, where he works for the Church of Scotland’s Church Without Walls team, helping people to reimagine church and encouraging mission and discipleship. He is a passionate rock climber, loves all things outdoors – and is a researcher, writer and coach. Following on from the best-selling The Invisible Church, his recent book, Rewilding the Church, uses a powerful metaphor from ecology to offer a bold and provocative vision for the Church.

Register now!

Diversity Centre Mailing List

You are invited to sign up for the Diversity Centre mailing list and receive advance information about all activities.