Australian 2016 Programme

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Julie Arliss’ Philosophy and Ethics Conference equip students with an intellectual framework to tackle the major ethical and philosophical debates they will confront. Drawing from a breadth of different scholars, both old and new, Julie will present a variety of topics throughout the morning, with students taking part in a live debate in the afternoon.

Julie Arliss has over 20 years of classroom know-how to draw upon and is celebrated by students and academics alike. The sessions are intensive, but also entertaining and engaging, offering students access to a range of opportunities that will complement, deepen and extend their learning in school. Students repeatedly say that these conferences are invaluable, both as a revision aid and as a source of academic insight.

'Our class used the ideas from your conference extensively for weeks. We wanted you to know how much we valued your input. Thank you so much.'

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Tour Venues:

Bookings Closed
23rd August 2016

Arrival and registration

Registration is 9.00am for a 9.30am start and finish at 2.30pm. Students must bring their own morning tea and lunch (a water bottle is also recommended). Morning tea and lunch is provided for accompanying teachers.

Tuition Fees:
Students: A fixed fee of $45.00
Teachers: One free staff place is available for every 12 students. Extra staff, and staff places if less than 12 accompanying students, at student rate – i.e. $45.
Tuition fee includes morning tea and lunch for staff. Students must bring their own refreshments and lunch.

These conferences are very popular, with numbers increasing each year, so we recommend early booking. Cancellations and changes to bookings are accepted up to 3 weeks prior to conference without penalty, after which an administration fee will be charged.


Bookings for a conference are usually made by a teacher or other representative from a school, and students attend conference with their school group accompanied by a supervising teacher. The school is invoiced for the number of students and staff attending – with one free staff place provided for every twelve (12) students. Extra staff, and staff places if less that twelve accompanying students are charged at the student rate. Unaccompanied staff attending for PD are charged at the PD rate of $195 per day. [If schools require payment from students or parents for attendance, these payments are made to the school]

Please note that we cannot accept bookings for unaccompanied students, and all students attending are required have a supervising teacher, or parent, with them. This is a workplace health and safety issue, as we do not have the necessary staff to provide supervision of students at the conference, or during meal breaks. [If a school is not attending, and a student from that school wishes to attend independently, they can do so, but they must be accompanied by a supervising adult who is charged at the student rate, and who makes the booking]

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Your booking will be confirmed immediately and invoices must be met unless you notify us 3 weeks before conference.

Essential Viewing!

Oxford university has launched a you tube site with FREE new resources designed for use in school. This is the beginning of a major out-reach initiative.

The first three videos are short introductions to the idea of special divine action. The project leader, and commentator in each short video, is Dr Andrew Pinsent, who is Research Director at the IRC in Oxford and a popular speaker for Academy Conferences. He is a former CERN physicist with doctorates in both Particle Physics and Philosophy. He is currently a member of the Theology/Philosophy faculty at Oxford. Click the button to watch a three minute introduction to the topic of miracles. Can they happen? Why should anybody believe that they do?

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Essential Reading!

You can receive a free electronic copy of "Beyond Matter: Why Science Needs Metaphysics" by Professor Roger Trigg, St Cross College, Oxford. This is an excellent read for those interested in the importance of philosophy for science.

Please click on the link below to access this book FREE of charge or to order a hard copy.

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Teacher's Residential 2016: Buy the DVD. Click here.
Buy the t-shirt. Click here.

Proud to work with…

AQA Cambridge International Examinations eduqas edexcel Liverpool Hope University OCR Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion

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