Here is a brief summary review from one of our student speakers at the London symposium in November. His name is Nathan, and he is a D.Phil candidate at Oxford University. We had a total of 10 student speakers on the day, and each did a fantastic job on their chosen topic.
The theme of the day: “Pre-1989 Tolerance of Dissent and Freedom of Conscience on Either Side of the Iron Curtain,” was an engaging and creative theme that permitted a number of diverse and fascinating presentations. As a doctoral student, I was grateful to participate in such an interdisciplinary forum, where presentations covered a whole range of disciplines, from historical or artistic studies, to philosophy and theology. It provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the legacy of the divide between East and West, and the implications of the divide for acquiring a more perfect understanding of European modernity.