Professor Clive Marsh

BA, MEd, DPhil, PFHEA

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Clive Marsh
Professor Clive Marsh
I am Head of the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning during the 'teach-out' period 2016-2020. I am qualified both in theology and education and continue to ply my trade as a scholar of religious and theological studies within the BA Humanities and Arts. There is (genuinely!) little that is more exciting than wrestling, on a cold December evening (though in a warm room, on main campus) with the practical and intellectual challenges of exploring the meaning of life. If you haven't joined us for the final version of the two upper levels of the BA programme (2017-20) then please do so now!

For the record, I studied in Bangor, Chicago, Tübingen, Oxford, and the Open University and have been teaching in adult education for nearly thirty years, moving between university and church appointments throughout that time. My main area of expertise - the reason I get invited from outside Leicester to do things - is the field of theology and culture, especially with respect to popular culture and the arts. I explore how theological ideas and beliefs are carried, and how people make meaning with what is available to them - whether or not they call themselves religious. I am then especially interested in what this all means for contemporary Christian theology in the West.

I have examined and assessed new programmes for lots of institutions (Hull, Durham, Winchester, Chichester, Oxford, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Sheffield, City University (London) and Liverpool Hope and have lectured on my areas of specialism in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Korea, Sweden, Turkey and the US.

I am not sure where my career will head after the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, though, in the meantime, I am International Research Consultant at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK, and remain co-chair of the UK-based Network for Theology, Religion and Popular Culture (next conference: Hull, July 2017 - follow the link below) and member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society for the Study of Theology. My next book will be A Cultural Theology of Salvation, due out from Oxford University Press in 2018.

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Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning

University of Leicester
Attenborough Tower, 3rd Floor
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The Future of the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning

The Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester will close its doors in 2020. We are currently accepting applications for the Certificate in Social Welfare, Advice and Guidance starting in January 2018, and the staff at the Centre will continue to support existing students through the remainder of their studies.