Diversity-Day-DialogueWednesday 4 March 2015

Celebrating Diversity Day

11.30am - 2.00pm - Social Learning Zone and other venues

Events, displays and activities which was opened by The Mayor of Bolton including:
1.00pm  Muslim Prayer: What is it all about? - Prayer Room
The hows and whys of Muslim Prayer by Moulana Faruk Ali
1.15pm  Introduction to Meditation - Quiet Room
Led by Stephen Lingwood.

5.15pm - 6.15pm  Dialogue "Faith-Based Schools: promoting equality or discouraging diversity” - Main Lecture Theatre
Speakers: The Revd Jan Ainsworth (until recently the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer)
Richy Thompson (Campaigns Manager, British Humanist Association)
Chair: Prof Rob Campbell, Pro Vice Chancellor.

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Maha Shivratri

What is Hinduism About?

1.15pm-1.45pm – Quiet Room

Part of a series of occasional illustrated talks about Hinduism.

This half hour session is about the Festival of Maha Shivratri which is widely celebrated on this day.

Come and find out find out about this Hindu festival. Devotees of Lord Shiva celebrate the religious festival with great enthusiasm.


Wednesday 18 February

Ash Wednesday RC Mass

Ash Wednesday Mass

12.15pm-12.45pm – Quiet Room

Ash Wednesday is the start of the Christian period of Lent.

Lent is a time when Christians prepare for Easter by focusing more on prayer and spiritual studies, and occasionally by going without food (fasting).

Our Roman Catholic Chaplain will celebrate Mass in which Jesus’ last supper is remembered and on Ash Wednesday he will invite those present to be marked with a cross of ash to show their desire to lead better lives.




Wednesday 10 December 2014

University Christmas Carol Service

This  year's Christmas Carol Service was planned by Dr Gill Smart who is training to be a priest. It took place in the Social Learning Zone and the theme of the service linked with the Act of Remembrance as it continued the theme of 'Peace'.


Tuesday 11 November 2014


An Act of Remembrance

2014 is 100 years since the beginning of World War One and although it was said to be ‘the war that ends all wars’, it certainly wasn’t and wars are being fought all the time throughout the world. On this Armistice Day we held an Act of Remembranceat 10.45 am with contributions from different religious and secular perspectives: looking at aspects of war, reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. We ended with a one minute silence at 11.00am.


Tuesday 28 October 2014

A Talk about Diwali

Our Hindu Chaplain, Hema Chevli, gave a half-hour illustrated talk in the Chaplaincy Quiet Room at 12.30pm about this major festival in the Hindu calendar.