A group of seminar participants at the Christian-Muslim Research Centre Oxford

Next Seminar - Tuesday 6th March at 2:30pm - Signs of Faith: visible identity markers in contemporary Islam and Christianity see details



On 18th January, 2018, CMCS welcomed over 20 friends and guests to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, to attend a public lecture given by Professor James Allan, Academic Adviser to CMCS and retired Keeper of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean.



Thinking Biblically about Islam – a new book by Dr Ida Glaser with Hannah Kay – was launched in 2016 at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. Watch the book launch here.




CMCS' Tuesday afternoon research seminars from 2.30pm - 4.00pm on selected dates during the term. All welcome.

6th March: Signs of Faith: visible identity markers in contemporary Islam and Christianity

Speaker: Dr Richard McCallum, Senior Fellow at CMCS Oxford

9th-11th January
Various CMCS staff teach on the Understanding Islam course at St Stephen's House, organised by CMCS associate fellow, Dr John Chesworth.

Wednesday 24th January
Dr Richard McCallum completes his teaching on Islam and Christian-Muslim Engagement at Wycliffe Hall with a lecture on Christian responses and mission to Muslims.

Thursday 15th February
Dr Martin Whittingham giving a seminar on Ambivalent Toleration of the Bible in Early Islam: approaches to the previous scriptures in the Qur'an and Hadith at Lady Margaret Hall.

This is part of a series of weekly seminars on the theme of 'Tolerance and Toleration in the Abrahamic Faiths' for postgraduate students within Oxford University.

26th-27th February
Training for new CMS partners.

Saturday 24th February
Dr Richard McCallum speaking at the New Horizons in British Islam conference.

date TBC
Training for the Army School of Education at CMCS.

Stemming from a 2015 conference held at CMCS, this is a new volume edited by the Reading the Bible in the Context of Islam (RBCI) team. It explores the ways in which an awareness of Islam and the Qur’an can change how the Bible is read. The contributors come from both Muslim and Christian backgrounds, bring various levels of commitment to the Qur’an and the Bible as Scripture, and often have significantly different perspectives.

Between Confrontation and Collaboration: looking at the history of Muslim-Christian relations through material culture

James Allan - Professor of Eastern Art, former curator of the Ashmolean’s Islamic collection, and one of CMCS’ academic advisers – gave his lecture on Thursday 18th January in the Headley Lecture Theatre at the Ashmolean Museum.

In medieval times there was a surprisingly constant flow of goods between Christian and Muslim communities. Prof Allan explored objects made for Christian patrons within the Islamic world, and much more.

The event was organised by the Ashmolean as part of its exhibition on Imagining the Divine.

The latest issue of the Research Briefings is now available in print and online and looks at the implications of Muslims and Christians Sharing Territory.