Online Conferences

Academy Conferences

RS Conference coming soon!​

19th November 2020

What to Expect on the Day

We’ve gone digital! Academy Conferences will now be hosted online as a virtual event meaning you can participate and enjoy the day from the comfort of your own classroom or indeed from home.

 

Join us on 19 November for a fantastic day filled with top notch speakers, enrichment for your students and PD for the departmental blended learning initiative.

 

Links and resources provided for all participants

 

This is an opportunity for your students to explore exciting topics and discover the skills needed to succeed.

 

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Please note, the following is a provisional timetable and we may
need to adjust timings

 

9.30

Professor Tom Greggs, Aberdeen University
30 minutes FAITH AND REASON
15 minutes Q & A with students and teachers

 

10.20

Dr Andrew Pinsent
30 minutes AQUINAS AND NATURAL LAW

15 minute Q & A with students and teachers

 

BREAK 11.05 – 11.30

 

11.30

Professor Daphne Hampson
30 minutes 
GENDER POLITICS
15 minutes Q & A with students and teachers

 

12.20

Julie Arliss
30 minutes EUTHANASIA
15 minutes Q & A with students and teachers

 

LUNCH 13.05 – 14.00

 

14.00

Professor Keith Ward
30 minutes ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
15 minutes Q & A with students and teachers

 

14.50 Finish or additional item to finish 15.35

 

16.00

TEACHERS ONLY
Julie Arliss PD
30 minutes BLENDED LEARNING FOR A LEVEL
15 minutes Q & A with students and teachers

Julie Arliss

Julie Arliss

Recently awarded a Farmington Fellowshipby Harris Manchester College, Oxford, Julie Arliss is a highly accomplished teacher and author. She is a well-known international educator of gifted students with a gift for making the complex simple, and the simple complex. She is committed to the provision of world-class extension activities for these students, to extend their reach well beyond the curriculum to new areas of knowledge. She is on the examining team for Cambridge International Examinations and founder of Academy Conferences.

Professor Daphne Hampson

Professor Daphne Hampson

Associate, Theology and Religion, Oxford University

Daphne Hampson trained in Theology at Harvard and is Professor Emerita of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, an Associate of the Department of Theology and Religion at Oxford University and a Life Member at Clare Hall, Cambridge. She has published widely on Post-Christian thought with an emphasis on feminist criticism, combining her commitment to theological realism with an ethical critique of Christian mythology. Her latest work focuses on the role of religion in contemporary Western society, the underrepresented field of Lutheran thought and an exposition on the work of Kierkegaard.

Prof Keith Ward

Professor Keith Ward

Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford University

Professor Keith Ward is Regius Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Oxford and was Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion at King’s College, London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the executive Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is currently publishing academic work on the development of Ethical thinking and continues to hold an academic chair at Roehampton University, London. A former President of the World Congress of Faiths and member of the The Board of Social Responsibility for the Church of England; Professor Ward has also written a 5 volume work on ‘Comparative Theology’ which is about inter-faith relations. He is a former Chair of the Governors of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and on the Academic Committee of the Islamic Centre at Oxford.

Professor Tom Greggs

Professor Tom Greggs

Marischal Chair, University of Aberdeen

Tom Greggs holds the Marischal Chair, (actually a physical chair established in 1616) at the University of Aberdeen. He previously held a chair at the University of Chester. He has also taught at the University of Cambridge. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Scotland, and is an Honorary Professor of Theology at St Mellitus College, London. He has been a visiting research fellow at St John’s College, Durham, and College of Arts and Sciences International Visiting Scholar and Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia.

He is the author of five major books and is currently the recipient of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. He is in high demand as a speaker and well known for his engaging wit.

Dr Andrew Pinsent – Oxford

Dr Andrew Pinsent – Oxford

Dr Pinsent is an international speaker, in great demand across the globe. He is a polymath with doctorates in both physics and philosophy. There are few better placed to discuss matters of science and religion as a speaker and all over the world. Former particle physicist at CERN, being a named author on thirty-one papers of the DELPHI experiment. He is a member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics. Dr Pinsent also has a second doctorate in philosophy and is currently the Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, a Research Fellow of Harris-Manchester College and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University.