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Colloquium: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives on Economic Inequality - June 16, 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 11:00am

Following a recent event focusing on the nature and extent of economic inequality in Britain, the McDonald Centre organised and hosted a one-day colloquium that aimed to draw together recent theological and philosophical perspectives on economic inequality.  

Participants included: 

  • Dr Paul Billingham, Junior Research Fellow (Political Philosophy), Christ Church, Oxford
  • Prof Andrew Henley, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Economics, Director of Research Engagement and Impact, Cardiff Business School; author of ‘Economics and Virtue Ethics: Reflections from a Christian Perspective’
  • Matthew Simpkins, author of ‘Capitalism and the Fall of Market Morality: How Piketty, Sandel, and the Skidelskys Vindicate R. H. Tawney's Economic Ethic’ and Chaplain to the Bishop of Chelmsford
  • Prof Thomas Simpson, Associate Professor, Blavatnik School of Government; Senior Research Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford; co-author of ‘Restoring Trust in Finance: from Principal-Agent to Principled Agent’
  • Dr Nick Townsend, formerly Director of the Politics and Theology Programme at Sarum College; Tutor in Christian Doctrine and Ethics; Director of Studies at the South East Institute for Theological Education and University of Kent

The event was chaired by Dr James Orr, McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow, and included other representatives of the McDonald Centre, including Prof Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre, Edward David, Research Assistant at the McDonald Centre, and Stuart Ramsay, Associate Fellow of the McDonald Centre.