9 Mar 2006 All day CRASSH


Professor Philip Esler, Chief Executive of the AHRC, is visiting Cambridge on Thursday 9 March. As part of his visit he will be taking part in an open session at CRASSH.

11.30-12.45 The AHRC: Where It Is and Where It is Going

Venue: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

All academic staff welcome. The session may be of particular interest to those considering applying for AHRC grants.

In order to attend this event simply send your name and departmental affiliation to events@crassh.cam.ac.uk.
Professor Philip Esler

Philip Esler became Chief Executive of the AHRC in September 2005. Before that he was Professor of Biblical Criticism at St Andrew's University. He took up a position as Reader in New Testament in St Andrews University in October 1992 and was promoted to Professor of Biblical Criticism in September 1995 and more recently Vice-Principal for Research. Before becoming an academic, Professor Esler worked for 10 years as a litigation solicitor and then a barrister in Australia. He was awarded a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1984; his research was on the New Testament and his thesis focused on The Social and Political Motivations of Lucan Theology. He has published very extensively, particularly in the social-scientific analysis of New Testament and other biblical and apocryphal texts. He also has a recent monograph in the area of the Bible and the visual arts co-authored with a British artist. From 1999 to 2003 he also served in a personal capacity as a Board Member of Scottish Enterprise Fife (the local regional development agency).


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