Margaret Beaufort Biblical Studies Course

This ten-week short course (Oct-Dec 2023) offers a creative engagement with a breadth of texts and methods in contemporary biblical studies. More information and registration: click here

The course is team-taught by leading specialists in the fields of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and New Testament studies. Sessions will range across studies of the Pentateuch and Prophets, Wisdom literature, Gospels and Pauline literature, as well as less familiar texts, providing a snap-shot of the diversity of texts and approaches.

The course is open to all who are interested in enriching their knowledge of Scripture, with no prior study required.

The course will be recorded and related course information will be available on an online platform.

There is an early-bird discount if you sign up between now and 31st August.

Full Price £230

Discounted Price £200 (Please use this code for the discount: early30)

If you require any further details please email Adele at:


1st Lecture

3rd October: Dr Rosalie Moloney – The Women of Deuteronomy

2nd Lecture

10th October: Dr Karalina Matskevich – Wives, mothers and others: women in the patriarchal narratives in Genesis

3rd Lecture

17th October: Dr Ann Jeffers – Othering Ruth in biblical reception of the book of Ruth

4th Lecture

24th October: Dr Ela Lazarewicz-Wyrzykow – The Book of Amos: an ancient text with a contemporary message

5th Lecture

31st October: Dr Jennifer Dines – ‘Words of Amos’: From Hebrew to Greek

6th Lecture

7th November: Prof. Susan Docherty – ‘Rewriting the Biblical Narratives’: Pseudo-Philo’s Biblical Antiquities

7th Lecture

14th November: Prof. Catrin Williams – Women in the Gospel of John

8th Lecture:

21st November: Bisi Obamakin – Afropean hermeneutic and the Gospel of Luke

9th Lecture

28th November: Dr Grace Emmett – Paul and masculinity

10th Lecture

5th December: Prof. Nuria Calduch-Benages – The Book of Ben Sira: A gem of wisdom