Education

This category has stories from Catholic universities, colleges and schools in the UK and around the world. It also includes news relevant to educational resources, and articles by pupils and students.


Interreligious summer school brings together Christian, Jewish and Muslim students

Interfaith summer school, July 2018

This week the World Council of Churches Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland is ringing with scriptural sharing, research, and dialogue drawing together perspectives from Judaism, Christianity and Islam as students work to complete a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Interreligious Studies.

The program of study has two components, a distance learning session from 2-22 J...

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St Mary's introduces MA in Catholic Social Teaching

St Mary's University

A brand new MA degree in Catholic Social Teaching is being launched at St Mary's University, Twickenham. The core modules were run as a PG Certificate for the last year. The final programme details have been approved and validated. The programme involves both parliamentary interns supported by the Bishops Conference and those who are studying to be permanent deacons.

This is probably the ...

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Milton Keynes: St Paul's hosts second Faith in Action day

Students on the day

Sixty year ten students representing half of the High Schools of the Northampton Diocese gathered with Bishop Peter Doyle at St Paul's Catholic School, Milton Keynes for the second annual Schools Faith in Action Day on 5 July 2018. The day, organised by St Paul's, Pax Christi, and the Northampton Young Ministry Office, began with a chance for students to grill Bishop Peter on issues ...

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Bishop praises Sixth Form College for carrying out unifying mission of Catholic Church

One of the largest and most successful Sixth Forms in London and the South East has been praised by Bishop Patrick Lynch for carrying out the unifying mission of the Catholic church in welcoming students from many different backgrounds and supporting vulnerable young people, many facing significant disadvantages, to become confident, high-achieving students. Bishop Lynch of the Archd...

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St Mary's Shaftesbury Shares the Journey in Refugee Week

Origami butterflies with prayers

St Mary's Shaftesbury pupils walked four miles as part of CAFOD's 'Share the Journey' campaign, as an act of solidarity for those who have been forced to flee their countries. The miles, multiplied by the number of girls who did the walk, is part of a message that will be sent to the Government calling for global agreements which ask for the human dignity and rights of migrants and refugees to ...

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Laudato Si' - Major new research institute at Campion Hall

The Jesuits in Britain have announced that a new research institute called the Laudato Si' Institute (LSI) is being established at Campion Hall, the Jesuit permanent private hall of the University of Oxford. The LSI will be established during the academic year 2018-2019 and will formally open in September 2019.

The aim of the Laudato Si' Institute is to foster interdisciplinary research a...

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Heythrop Collection to be listed online, available at Senate House Library

Heythrop College

Heythrop College Library will be closing after the end of the academic year 2017-2018. The collection of more than 250,000 volumes of books and bound volumes of periodicals, widely regarded as one of the finest collections of theology and philosophy in the UK, will continue to be made accessible onsite - many discoverable online for the first time - to readers through Senate House Library from ...

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Heythrop College final conference: 'Let Him Easter In Us'

Heythrop College

'Let Him Easter In Us' - a three day conference to mark the closure of Heythrop College, University of London, will take place from Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 July 2018.

As Heythrop College draws to a close, after 404 years of life and 48 years in the University of London, its achievements will be celebrated with a series of lectures covering its three disciplines of philosophy, theology and...

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CARJ meeting focuses on Gypsy, Roma, Travellers' education

Noreen & Mary Kate Stokes after 2018 Travellers' Mass

Improving Education for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) Young People was the theme of an event sponsored by the Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) yesterday, Wednesday 20 June at the CARJ offices in Manor House, north London.

The keynote was a talk by Mrs Hayley Dyer, Head of Crays Hill School in Essex, where the majority of pupils are from Traveller families. Mrs Dyer explain...

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New Chancellor installed at Leeds Trinity University

Yorkshire-born actor, award-winning playwright and Creative Director Deborah McAndrew has been installed as the Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University.

The Installation Ceremony in the University's Chapel on Friday 15 June brought together family, friends, staff and students, along with representatives from the University and across the region including Deputy Lieutenant Ed Anderson, Repr...

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York: 'Thy will be done?' Study Weekend

Bar Convent chapel

What are some of the implications of the prayer 'Thy Will be done'? and how can Christians contribute to the healing of God's world? In July, a panel of speakers in York will lead a weekend focusing on aspects of 'justice': from its scriptural foundations and church teachings, considerations of developments in history, peace and war and the environment, and the issues of refugees and asylum see...

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Booking now: The Pastoral Review Congress 2018

The Pastoral Review Congress 2018 takes place from 23 June - 24 June 2018 at St Mary's University, Twickenham - a two-day festival of theology and faith at the service of the Gospel in the parish, school, home and workplace. Keynote Speakers are: • Bishop Nicholas Hudson • David Wells • Prof Gerald O'Collins SJ • Austen lvereigh S...

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Scottish Parliament recognises child rights and welfare concerns over armed forces activities in schools

Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch have welcomed the recommendations made in a report from the Scottish Parliament about armed forces activities in schools. After two years of deliberation of the petition calling for greater scrutiny, guidance and consultation around armed forces visits to schools in Scotland, MSPs have published a report this morning.

Holyrood's Public Petitions Committ...

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Newman to host Conference for Researchers in Catholic Education

Blessed John Henry Newman statue at Newman University

As part of their 50th anniversary year, on Thursday 13 September 2018 Newman University, Birmingham, will host the annual conference for Network for Researchers in Catholic Education.

The conference, which runs between 9:30am and 5:00pm, will have the theme of How can the self-understanding, priorities and work of Catholic educators be enhanced by a critical retrieval of the developing th...

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