Academy Conferences, supported by the Woodard Corporation, are offering a range of opportunities for students and teachers this academic year. See www.ethics.academyconferences.com for more details or call the office on 07979 524277.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TEACHERS MASTERCLASS. HOW TO SECURE TOP GRADES

A special PD event to support teachers in securing top grades in the new linear A level RS courses. Professor Alister McGrath will discuss developments in religious thought as well as science in dialogue with religion. Dr Andrew Pinsent will launch a $2.5m website of resources aimed at teachers and students of RS and deliver a session on special divine action. Julie Arliss will evaluate different claims about life after death and Dr Stephen Shakespeare will offer suggest an academic approach to teaching about the interface between faith and secular society.

Dates:

Liverpool 24 November
London 1 December
Oxford 4 December

RELIGIOUS STUDIES A LEVEL STUDY DAYS FOR STUDENTS

Flat fee of £23 per student, free teacher places. Scholarships available. Free resources.

Ethical Frameworks. A Dialogue with Bentham and Kant. Professor Keith Ward

Sexual Ethics. Without God is everything Permitted? Dr John Frye

Religious Language. Is it true that only God speaks well of God? Julie Arliss

The One Big Question. What is the meaning of Life? Dr Tim Mawson (St Peter’s College, Oxford)

Debate This house believes that it is non-rational to believe in God. Keith Ward, Julie Arliss and Tim Mawson will take different positions and discuss proofs for the existence of God. Students participate and vote.

Dates:

Oxford 8 December
Liverpool 11 December
Cambridge 19 January
London 26 January
Manchester 2 February
Taunton 8 February.

GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDY DAYS FOR YEARS 10 – 13 BLUE SKY THINKING FOR BRIGHT MINDS

Flat fee of £25 per student. Scholarship places available. Free resources.

Matters of Life and Death – Julie Arliss

Finding Truth and Logic in a Post-Truth Post-Modern World – Professor Tom Greggs

Agony, Ecstasy, Mystics and Miracles – CERN physicist Dr Andrew Pinsent interrogates.

Just How Free am I? Dr Stephen Law

Debate This house believes that Love is not a commodity to be traded. Professor Tom Greggs and Julie Arliss

Dates:

Liverpool 12 January
Oxford 2 March
London 9 March
Taunton 12 March
Cambridge 16 March
Manchester 26 April

www.academyconferences.com for more details or call the office on 07979 524277.

All these events are sponsored by Liverpool Hope University and Oxford University, through the IRC.