Topic: Dining with the dead: Ancient Roman eating in this life and the next
Speaker: The Warden of Trinity College, Associate Professor Andrew McGowan
Date: Wednesday 1 August, 7.30pm
All Trinity students, staff and alumni are welcome to attend.
About this fireside
After the Academic Awards Dinner, you have the opportunity to hear our Warden, Associate Professor Andrew McGowan, share some of his findings from a recent research trip to Algeria. Andrew is a great speaker, so come and hear him discuss two of his passions – food and the past.
Freshers, this is a chance for those of you who came in in February, when Andrew was on research leave at Yale, to meet our Beloved Leader.
Andrew has been Warden of Trinity College since 2007. An Anglican priest, historian and educator, he studied Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia, Theology at Trinity, and undertook doctoral studies in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. He was formerly a lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle, and was Associate Professor of Early Christian History at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before returning to Trinity as Director of its Theological School and Joan FW Munro Lecturer in Theology in 2003.
His scholarly work on the social and intellectual life of early Christian communities has been published in leading journals in the USA and Europe. He has also the author of Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals (Oxford: Clarendon, 1999) and God in Early Christian Thought (Leiden: Brill, 2009).
Read more about Andrew's insights on his Royal Parade Diary blog