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Lecture – Nicola Slee

March 22, 2025 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nicola Slee

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Born and raised in a remote corner of North Devon, I grew up on a farm and could see the sea from my bedroom window; despite living most of my adult life in cities, this is still the landscape to which I naturally revert and am drawn. After 7 years of full-time study in Cambridge, I moved to London in 1984 to lecture at what was then the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education and then to Birmingham as Director of Studies for the Aston Training Scheme in 1993. I have worked in theological education for the past 30 years, both in higher education and ministerial formation contexts, combining this for a while with a freelance portfolio of writing, retreat work, spiritual direction and consultancy.

I came to Queen’s in 1997 for a term to finish my doctorate – and I’m still here! I have had a wide variety of roles in that time, encompassing teaching, personal tutorial work, acting as Programme Leader for the MA and, since 2014, Director of Research. In 2017, I was delighted to be appointed Professor of Feminist Practical Theology in the Faculty of Religion and Theology at VU Amsterdam, our partner university for doctoral degrees. From July 2023, I have handed on the role of Director of Research to Dr Andrew Mein, and dropped my hours substantially, but I am still supervising my dozen doctoral students and supporting the work of the Centre for Research and Global Partnerships. I continue to be research active and to convene the Symposium on the Faith Lives of Women and Girls.

I live in Stirchley (home of Jack Woolley, for Archers’ fans) with my partner and our cats (affectionately known as ‘the face of the divine’), and also spend regular time in my small cottage in North Devon. I enjoy walking, swimming, gardening, music of many kinds, theatre, cooking and anything connected to poetry.


March 22, 2025
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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