Education


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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Manchester students message about cyberbullying

Singing duo LOZT visited Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, this week, to deliver a mental health, online safety and cyber bullying themed message.

The duo LOZT (pronounced 'lost') comprises Lauren Scudder from Orange County, California, and Tom Ryder from London, UK. Both solo acts in their own right, the pair have come together to blend genres, voices ...

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London Symposium: 'Rediscovering the Roots of Franciscan Spirituality'

A one day symposium to celebrate the arrival of the world-renowned Franciscan Studies Collection from the Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury, will held at St Mary's University, Twickenham, on Saturday 12th May.

The collection is believed to be the largest collection related to Franciscan Mendicant Spirituality in Northern Europe, combined with a Holy Land collection, and including over...

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London: The Pastoral Review Congress 2018

The Pastoral Review Congress 2018 takes place from 23 - 24 June 2018 at St Mary's University, Twickenham. This two-day festival explores theology and faith at the service of the Gospel in the parish, school, home and workplace. Keynote Speakers will be Professor Gerald O'Collins SJ (Fr Michael Hayes Memorial Lecture); David Wells and Dr Austen lvereigh. There will be workshops in Apo...

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New Hall student wins world sailing championship

Ben Hutton-Penman, a Year 10 student at New Hall School, Chelmsford, is celebrating winning the RS Feva World sailing Championships and being crowned World Champion! Ben, who already holds the title of National Champion, was also voted Yachts & Yachting National Youth Sailor of the Year recently. Congratulations to Ben Hutton-Penman (Year 10), who, along with his crew, Abi, won t...

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York: Thy Will be done? - healing God's world - Living Theology 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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Notre Dame win London Catholic Cup

Victorious Notre Dame team

Undergraduates from the University of Notre Dame (London), won the London Catholic Cup on Tuesday 17 April, after a fiercely fought basketball match against their peers from St Mary's University.

This is the fourth contest between the two institutions (and the first win for Team Notre Dame). Their termly sporting event brings the university students t...

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St Benedict's cricketers tour Sri Lanka

St Benedict's U14 and U15 cricket teams based in Ealing, west London, embarked on an exciting tour to Sri Lanka in April. As well as some great cricket played against outstanding teams, the itinerary included unforgettable excursions and an introduction to Sri Lankan culture.

The tour consisted of seven fixtures against Sri Lankan school teams. The most memorable of these was played at th...

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Booking now: Living Theology at Ammerdown, Somerset

'This grace dissolved in place.' Our parish as a place of divine encounter. The quotation is from Shakespeare's Pericles. Shakespeare attempts to capture the wonder and awe in Pericles' gratitude after he is reunited with his daughter who he thought had drowned. It is an expression of encounter, of love in the reality of persons and place.

Should we not feel such wonde...

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Manchester: Erupting volcanoes at Saint Paul's!

Students at Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester were inspired when they were tasked with making a 3D model of an erupting volcano. The Year 7 students had been learning about volcanoes in their Geography lessons and were asked for homework to transfer this learning into the form of a model. Students later said that this was their favourite homework task of the y...

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