‘Truth and Tradition in a Fractured World: Educating the Whole Person, Past and Present.' The 2015 Clark Lecture Series

In August 2015 the Clark Lecture Series, a flagship initiative by The Scots College, will again bring the world's finest scholars to Sydney as part of the Scots Distinguished Professorial Fellow Program. The series is set to inspire the best of thinking on faith, learning and leadership, stemming from the College's belief that holistic education is key to forming the bright minds of our future.

Named in honour of eminent scientist, inventor of the bionic ear and Scots Old Boy ('51), Professor Graeme Clark AC, the Lecture Series, comprising the two day Ethos Conference for students, teachers and academics, and one public lecture, will inspire the public to consider the important role education plays in the formation of the common good in Australia.

Following from the success of last year's inaugural series with Professor John Stackhouse of Regent College, Vancouver, the Clark Lectures Series 2015 will delve into the theme of 'Truth and Tradition in a Fractured World: Educating the Whole Person, Past and Present' with the distinguished David Bebbington, Professor of History at the University of Stirling. As one of the most influential historians working today, and widely acknowledged as a world authority on religious history, Professor Bebbington is well placed to discuss the roles ancient truths and traditions have in the education of the whole person in today's complex society.

"At The Scots College, we believe innovative thinking about a global future is founded on our understanding of the past. As a society it is important to embrace our faith and traditions and to evaluate the impact they have on forming well-rounded global citizens." Said Dr Ian PM Lambert, Principal of The Scots College.

The Clark Lecture Series Public Lecture with Professor Bebbington will take place on Thursday 13 August from 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start at The Scots Church, 44 Margaret Street, Sydney. This event is open to the public at no cost, however registration is required via http://www.trybooking.com/131053. The two-day Ethos Conference will run on Tuesday 11 August and Wednesday 12 August from 9:00am to 3.00pm at St Andrew's College, within the University of Sydney. The cost for two days is $130, with a one-day option available for $80. To register please visit http://www.trybooking.com/131059

For more information, visit clarklectures.org or contact Hugh Chilton, Research Fellow at The Scots College, at h.chilton@tsc.nsw.edu.au or 9391 7865.