Each year Studies in Religion at UQ hosts the World Religions Symposium. 

Around 500 year 11 secondary school students from across South East Queensland are invited to the St Lucia campus for a day of discovery.  Students choose to attend a number of sessions thorughout the day that cover topics such as Islam and Society, Science and Religion, Hinduism, Spirituality in the Everyday and Galileo and the Church. 

The World Religions Symposium grants students the opportunity to:

  • experience a day at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland
  • hear from world-leading scholars of the academic study of religion
  • deepen their understanding of specific religions, and the place of religion in the contemporary world


Event Details

Date: Wednesday 14 July

Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Location: UQ St Lucia

Students will choose to attend a number of engaging sessions from Islam, Science & Religion conflict, Hinduism: Sacred Texts and Gelileo and the Church.  
 

Online Form - Pay here

 


2021 Program

Please note, the 2021 program is currently being finalised. For school or event enquiries please contact engagement@hass.uq.edu.au 

Time Session Leader/Participants Location
9.30am-9.50am

Welcome (Plenary)

Studies in Religion: Who? What? Why? and How?
Group 1
Group 2
Physiology Building (63)
Room 360 & 358
10.00am -10.45am Islam & Society Dr Ryan Williams

Steele Building (3)
Room 309

Science & Religion Conflict Dr Tom Aechtner

Sir Llew Edwards (14)
Room 219

Spirituality in the Everyday A/Prof Neil Pembroke Social Sciences Building (24) Room S402
Hinduism: Sacred Texts Dr Adam Bowles

Forgan Smith (1)
Room E302

Galileo and the Church Dr James Lancaster

Richards Building (05)
Room 213

10.45am – 11.10am Morning Tea Teachers Great Court (grassed area & undercover area)
11.15am – 12pm Islam & Society Dr Ryan Williams

Steele Building (3) 
Room 309

Science & Religion Conflict Dr Tom Aechtner

Sir Llew Edwards (14)
 Room 219

Spirituality in the Everyday A/Prof Neil Pembroke Social Sciences Building (24) Room S402
Hinduism: Sacred Texts Dr Adam Bowles

Forgan Smith (1) 
Room E302

Galileo and the Church Dr James Lancaster

Richards Building (05) 
Room 213

12pm-12.30pm Lunch Teachers Great Court (grassed area & undercover area)
12:40pm-1.50pm Panel Sessions Group 1 
Group 2
Physiology Building (63)
Rm 348 & 358

You can find out more about studying Religion at UQ on our Future Students website and on the Studies in Religions Facebook page. 


Health and safety information

  • Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • If you become unwell during the event please let an event organiser know.
  • Maintaining physical distancing requirements is the individuals responsibility

Please do not attend the event if:

  • You have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19
  • You are positive for COVID-19
  • You have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days

Attendees are encouraged to download the Commonwealth Government COVID-19 app prior to attending the event.

Please pay via the online form.

Venue

The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Room: 
Various lecture theatres across campus