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at Buckfast Abbey - Devon


Philosophy and Apologetics

Summer Conference: 15 - 18 August 2019

Buckfast Abbey, Devon

This course is designed for all who wish to learn more about philosophy and the relationship between reason and faith.

Dr Andrew Beards and Dr Timothy Walker lead the teaching team for this course. Dr Andrew Beards is the Academic Director of the School of the Annunciation (SotA), and has published and lectured widely. Dr Timothy Walker is responsible for overseeing the development of philosophy courses at SotA.

      Philosophy and the Existence of God

      Can we know the truth?

      Can we know Christ Who is the Truth?

      Philosophy, Catholicism and Moral Questions

      The Church’s Moral Teaching

When does it start? 

The Conference begins at 5.00pm on Thursday 15 August and finishes at lunchtime on Sunday 18 August. Full Room and Board included in the cost. The programme is designed to include lectures and seminars set within the rhythm of daily prayer of the resident Benedictine monastic community.

Accommodation: Northgate House

The course takes place in the tranquillity of the monastic surroundings, on the banks of the beautiful river Dart, and includes full board and en-suite accommodation at Buckfast Abbey's Northgate House

How much does it cost?    

Cost of the conference: The fee for the four days is £345. This fee includes accommodation and full board at Buckfast. In addition, there is a non-refundable registration fee of £50.

Early Bird Discount: £50 off for those who register and pay in full before 15 May, 2019.

Day-rate (lectures & lunch included): £60.

How do I apply?  

To register for this course, or to make an enquiry, click below:

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Alternatively, to register by post, please download and print an application form here.

Closing date for applications: 24 July 2019.

Cancellation Rights: You have a 14-day cooling-off period which starts from the date of acceptance.