Public Lecture Series

For more than a century, the School of Divinity has been host to a number of prestigious endowed public lecture series.

The Croall Lectures have been part of Divinity for over 150 years. They were endowed by John Croall of Southfield, Liberton, who ran a coachbuilding and undertaking business in Edinburgh.

The Cunningham Lectures are the oldest lectureships of New College. They were endowed by William Binny Webster in 1862, in memory of William Cunningham, second principal of New College (1847–1861) and Moderator of the Free Church General Assembly in 1859.

The Victoria Jubilee Gunning Lectures have been part of the School for over a century. They are the result of an endowment from Robert Halliday Gunning, set up in Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee year of 1887/8.

Other Public Lecture Series

A number of other prestigious public lecture series have a close connection to the School.