Our conference begins on the evening of Wednesday May 10th 2017, with a public lecture from Prof. Philip Goodchild entitled “What is true wealth?

On the following day, Thursday May 11th, we will gather for a symposium based around papers presented by international leaders across a range of disciplines, interrogating how the experience of joy is shaped positively or adversely by prosperity. Graduate students who attend the event are invited to volunteer to give responses to these papers.

Our speakers are:

 Dr. Brian Brock, Reader in Theological Ethics, University of Aberdeen

One of the leading Christian Ethicists working in Europe today, Dr. Brock’s extensitve writing on technology, disability and hermeneutics never veers far from questions of economics and human flourishing. His most recent book is a collection of interviews with Stanley Hauerwas.

 Prof. Philip Goodchild, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, The University of Nottingham

Prof. Philip Goodchild is an expert in the relationship between continental philosophy and theology. The author of two of the most significant philosophical investigations of money in the last generation, he will deliver our keynote address. His most recent book is an edited collection on key figures in the discourse between religion and European philosophy which he put together with Hollis Phelps.


 Dr. Eve Poole, Ashridge Associate at Ashridge Executive Education

Dr. Eve Poole lectures on leadership and ethics at Ashridge Business School, is an associate lecturer at Edinburgh University and a visiting lecturer at the business schools of the universities of Bath and Surrey. Her most recent book is an analysis of contemporary capitalism’s dysfunction.

professor-theodossiou Prof. Ioannis Theodossiou, Professor of Economics at University of Aberdeen

Prof. Ioannis Theodossiou is Professor of Economics at the University of Aberdeen. His research focus on macro-economic questions around health, safety and well-being. A collection of his recent publications can be found here.

Stay tuned for more details about our speakers and the full schedule.