Love and Vulnerability: In Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson

love and vulnerability

Conference Programme

FRIDAY 16th March

Mansfield College

2.15 pm Conference Opening & Welcome

2.30 pm Associate Professor Laurie Anderson Sathe, Saint Catherine, Minneapolis: A Place at the Table for Love and Vulnerability

3.00-4.30 pm Panel I

Professor Alison Assiter, West of England, Bristol: Some Aspect of Vulnerability

Professor Carla Bagnoli, Modena and Reggio Emilia: Love's Vulnerability

Professor Stephen Mulhall, Oxford: A Savour of Holiness Groping for Expression: Perfectionism, Irony and the Theological Virtues


5.00-6.15 pm Keynote I & Discussion

Professor Adrian Moore, Oxford: The Concern with Truth, Sense, et al: Androcentric or Anthropocentric?

Regent’s Park College


8.15 – 9.45 pm Panel II:

Professor Paul S. Fiddes, Oxford: Forgiveness, Empathy and Vulnerability: An unfinished conversation with Pamela Sue Anderson

Dr Nicholas Bunnin, Oxford: Vulnerable Selves and Openness to Love

Dr Mao Xin, Sun Yat-sen: The Three Faces of Vulnerability: The vulnerability of the ‘I’, the vulnerability of the other and the vulnerability of the third

SATURDAY 17th March

Mansfield College

9.30-11.00 am Panel III: 

Dr Alison Jasper, Stirling: Mortal Vulnerabilities: Reflecting on death and dying with Pamela Sue Anderson

Professor Heather Walton, Glasgow: Strong as Death: Loving, creative practice

Dr Roxana Baiasu, Oxford: Vulnerability and Resilience


11.30 am-1:00 pm Panel IV: 

Professor Dorota Filipczak, Lodz: Disavowal of a Woman as a ‘Knower’ in Selected Literary Works Read in Light of Pamela Sue Anderson’s Concept of Vulnerability

Professor Elizabeth Frazer, Oxford & Professor Kimberly Hutchings, Queen Mary London: The Politics of Vulnerability

Dr Sabina Lovibond, Oxford: Vulnerable and Invulnerable: Two Faces of Dialectical Reasoning

Regent’s Park College

1.15-2.45 pm Speakers’ Buffet Lunch & Unveiling of Pamela’s Portrait

Mansfield College

3.45- 5.00 pm Keynote II & Discussion

Professor Beverley Clack, Oxford Brookes: Wisdom, Friendship and the Practice of Philosophy


5:30-7:00 pm Panel V: 

Professor Alan Montefiore, Oxford: Pamela Anderson and ‘Vulnerabilty’

Dr Heike Springhart, Heidelberg: Vulnerable Forgiveness - Theological reflections on the limits of forgiveness and vulnerable human life

Professor Günter Thomas, Ruhr, Bochum: The Risks of Love and the Ambiguities of Hope


SUNDAY 18th March

Mansfield College

9.30-11:00 am Panel VI:

Dr Paula Boddington, Oxford & Cardiff: ‘The city of dreaming spires looked like a dump – I didn’t notice the beautiful architecture, I saw the people taking crack in public toilets’: Vulnerability, invisibility, and child sexual exploitation

Dr Chon Tejedor, Hertfordshire & Valencia: Vulnerability and the Ethics of Belonging

Professor Morny Joy, Calgary: Vulnerability, Ethics, and Ontology


11.30 am-1:00 pm Panel VII:

Professor Andrea Bieler, Basel: Human and Divine Affectivity: Theological Explorations

Associate Professor Kristine A. Culp, Chicago: Vulnerability and Enhancing Life

Revd Dr Susan Durber, Taunton URC, Moderator of Faith and Order Commission, WCC: Pamela Sue Anderson: Witness to the Gospel, prophet to the Church: What might the Church hear from her work?”

1:00 pm Conference Close