Teaching

We offer expertise that complements the teaching offered at other institutions.

Our academic staff offer tutorials and supervision for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Oxford. We also contribute to courses and lectures at theological colleges. We are keen to connect with students elsewhere in Britain and around the world, and so we supervise visiting students for independent study modules and doctoral research. A frequent question is whether we offer qualifications in our own right – we don’t, this is not our aim.

Our popular annual Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School brings together Christians and Muslims to share a residential course of academic study on topics of common interest that break down barriers, enhance the students’ own studies, and equip them for their future careers.

Research

Academic staff pursue their own individual academic research, publishing books and articles. We also initiate research projects such as Reading the Bible in the Context of IslamEducating Seminaries, Evaluating the Impact of Recent Inter-faith Initiatives and Christians and Muslims in Public Life

It is important to be aware of the wide range of thinking in the field of Muslim-Christian relations. We host regular research seminars and events, where speakers present recent work to the public – all are welcome. The content of some of these seminars is distilled in our Research Briefings.

Public Education

Careful thinking can affect real issues in public life, so we hold lectures on topics of contemporary interest. We also tailor individual study programmes for practitioners who want to take time to think about a particular issue, or for those considering further study but who are not sure which direction to take.

Our monthly Qur’an and Bible study group was established so that Christians and Muslims may learn how someone of the other faith understands their scripture. This group discusses short passages from the Bible and the Qur’an on a common theme, and always begins with a shared meal. Contact our Administrator, Susan Worthington, if you are interested in this group.

We offer training to a variety of different groups. More information on this is available here.

For those not able to come to Oxford, we also offer online resources including a series of accessible guides to important issues.