Events and Dates for 2015-16 advertised…

Explore GCSE Religious Studies with Dr Peter Vardy will visit Gateshead (Monday 5th October), Harrogate (Tuesday 6th October), Manchester (Wednesday 7th October), Ipswich (Thursday 8th October), Ashford (Kent) (Friday 9th October), Milton Keynes (Monday 12th October), Hereford (Tuesday 13th October), Reading (Wednesday 14th October), Bruton (Somerset) (Thursday 15th October) and Truro (Friday 16th October) in what promises to be an exciting October! We will reach London in November; Thursday 5th (Ashtead, South West London/Surrey) and Friday 6th (Bloomsbury) events will have a special Remembrance Day focus. This cohort of Year 11 GCSE students will be the first to have to opt for the revised A Level courses, so it has never been more important to show them the importance and excitement of our subject – or raise academic standards in it. Over 3000 young people have taken part in our GCSE events this year so far and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. If your school would like to volunteer to host a regional event in the Spring Term (in return for discounted tickets and a great publicity opportunity) then please let us know without delay.

What a great start to the final year of GCSE courses for our year 11 students… a thought provoking and jam packed day…” e-mail from AS, Teacher, Carlisle, 2014

Being and Nothingness is our Philosophy of Religion conference for sixth-form students of AS and A2 Religious Studies, AS Philosophy and PreU Philosophy and Theology (also relevant to students of IB Philosophy and/or Theory of Knowledge). With sessions covering the Design and Cosmological Arguments in detail, asking whether God can act in the world, if God is the most probable explanation and what the implications of atheism might be – and with a full-colour 32 page notes booklet for each student and digital resources for teachers – this will be a must for all serious departments. Visiting cities across England during November 2015… Monday 16th Cambridge, Tuesday 17th York, Wednesday 18th Manchester, Thursday 19th Birmingham, Friday 20th London, Tuesday 24th Exeter, Thursday 26th Oxford, Friday 27th London.

All you need is Love? Is our Ethics conference for sixth form students of AS and A2 Religious Studies, A2 Philosophy and PreU Philosophy and Theology (also relevant to students of IB Philosophy and/or Theory of Knowledge). With sessions covering Kant, Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics and Christian Ethics (as well as exploring truth-telling, Sexual Ethics, IVF/Genetic Engineering and Right to a Child) – and with a full-colour 32 page notes booklet for each student and digital resources for teachers – you would be mad to miss it! Visiting cities across England during February 2016: Monday 1st Manchester, Wednesday 3rd the Midlands, Thursday 4th Cambridge, Friday 5th Oxford, Monday 8th London, Tuesday 9th Exeter, *NEW* Wednesday 10th Bristol, Friday 12th London.

A hugely enriching and informative series of lectures – relevant not only for students preparing for exams but also for young ethicists preparing for the wider world. We come every year!

CM, Teacher, Exeter 2014

Remember – schools with confirmed bookings for either A Level student conference qualify for a FREE INSET place on our John Stuart Mill Study Day to be held in London on the 16th January 2016. Looking ahead to September 2016, teachers might also be interested in Help! I’m down to teach the new A Level Religious Studies… a 3-day residential training opportunity in May 2016. The focus will be on brushing up subject knowledge directly related to the new specification papers in Texts, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. Generous resources will be provided to get planning off to a flying start and participants will join a network of teachers keen to collaborate and make the new A Level a great success.

Finally, our revised and extended range of Bespoke Events for 2015-16 is now online. Featuring new Pret a Porter events on Sports Ethics and Business and Finance, we now have a very wide range of conferences available for just £899 for unlimited numbers of students in one school, complete with student resources and with no additional charges for travel, accommodation, booking etc. such as other companies make.  There is still the option to go completely Made to Measure of course, including for teacher professional development.

We look forward to taking your bookings and meeting you at one of our events.

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