Public Leadership Programme


KLICE is committed to investing in the long-term formation of future Christian leaders - scholars and practitioners - in various fields of public life. 


Postgraduate students:

We aim to equip young and early career scholars with strong academic potential and faith commitment to develop and effectively communicate authentically Christian approaches to key ethical challenges of our time, via Seminars, Research Associate opportunities, and doctoral awards. 

Research Seminars are a regular opportunity for academic exchange and feedback, networking and training in public communication of Christian ethics. They are held three times a year for current award-holders and for other invited masters and doctoral candidates with parallel interests. Normally Seminars take place at Tyndale House but they have twice gone 'on the road' (to Aberdeen and Edinburgh universities). Most participants receive a significant subsidy to cover costs of attending. If you would like to be considered as a participant to these seminars, please contact the Director.

Research Associates are postgraduate students appointed to the role for one year (renewable for a further two by mutual consent) and offer a specific piece of research-related work falling within one of KLICE's seven areas of activity and conducive to their own research. This could include a conference or seminar presentation, a KLICE publication, a conference report or other task. The posts are non-stipendiary but a small honorarium is normally available during the first year. 

Postgraduate Student Awards. Occasionally, funds become available to support postgraduate students working on a range of issues in Christian ethics which are influential within the academy or society, or both. These are advertised via KLICE News, on our home page and via our list of Research Seminar participants. To apply to be added to the list, contact the Director. There are no awards currently available.

Candidates should be registered for an advanced research degree at a UK university. There is no formal nationality requirement but preference will normally be given to candidates likely to make a contribution to work on ethics in the UK. Candidates might be based within theology/religious studies departments, and be working on topics in biblical ethics, theological ethics, or, perhaps, inter-religious ethics. Or they might be working on core ethical issues in other disciplines, but from a Christian perspective. Examples of the latter might be research on Christian origins of western political order (where candidates could be based in departments of, say, political science or history); or medical ethics (where the home department might be medicine, law or philosophy). In these latter cases, the formal research topics may not be explicitly theological in nature, but we will be seeking to sponsor projects where a Christian ethical perspective is clearly formative in the research and is likely to issue in published work of this nature.

We offer one named award, the Professor Sir Norman Anderson Award, named in memory of a leading British Christian lawyer of the twentieth century. See here for more details of Norman Anderson’s life. The first award was held by James Gould (Exeter University law school) from 2013-2016. Funds are currently being sought to renew this award.

From 2013-2017 we offered 3 Business and Economic Ethics Awards, on ‘The Purpose of Business’. The awards were administered by KLICE and offered in partnership with Transforming Business. We are not currently offering new awards in this category.

Details of application procedures for awards as and when they come open will be listed on this page and advertised through KLICE News and the Research Seminar mailing list.

Our current and past award-holders are here.

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Summer/Winter Schools

KLICE's summer or winter schools are core elements of the Public Leadership Programme relevant to both professionals and postgraduate students.

In the past we have hosted summer schools on Medical Ethics, in partnership with the Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) and on Law and Ethics, in partnership with Lawyers Christian Fellowship (LCF).

In the future we hope to offer similar events for business people and political activists.

Information about forthcoming events are published in KLICE News. Sign up here.



Culture and Christ Meets once a month on the evening of every 2nd Wednesday from 7-9pm for fellowship and engagement with cultural issues, both academic and other. The aim is to develop a community for support, exploration of our different areas of expertise, grappling with the issues of our day, etc.