Events for GCSE & A Level Religious Studies with Dr Peter Vardy.  Our conferences are a rite of passage; a highlight of most successful RS departmental calendars!

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Founded in 2010 by Dr Peter Vardy (former Vice Principal of Heythrop College, University of London) Candle Conferences works internationally with over 12,000 young people every year.  


Building on our expertise in Religious Studies and Philosophy, our aim is to help young people become fully human, able to think deeply and well.  



“These conferences give my students the opportunity to be not only excellent students

but, just as importantly, the opportunity to become excellent people.

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Matthew Thomas, Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School


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Just to announce some extra dates for our A Level Student events, just confirmed...

We now have Oxford for both Year 13 and Year 12 Religious Studies Students. Both of these events will be at St Andrew's Church on Linton Road, North Oxford.

* "Faith" for Year 13 students on 16th November 2018
* "Happiness for Year 12 students on 15th February 2019

We also have Newcastle Cathedral for "Happiness" Year 12 students on 15th March 2019.

Further dates for Year 13 and GCSE in the pipeline... watch this space.
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