Images from the 2016 field trip to Spain can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/58244916@N00/
Part one, of a series of 4 videos – we made them back in 2006 – so might have aged a little..
In an excerpt from a 2006 DVD we made, staff from the University of Gloucestershire consider the nature of evil, and the place of sin, in the Christian understanding of it. This is only an introduction, but may stimulate some discussion..
Part 1 of a series of 4..
I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days travelling around the UK with Candle Conferences, where I have been talking about the Problem of Evil, and Dr Peter Vardy has talked about arguments for God, religious experience, and more. We have also been debating issues around euthanasia with the audiences, full of engaged and interested young people.
At one of these, I took a few minutes to ask Peter: why, in the competitive, employability driven world of education, should someone consider studying philosophy, ethics, or religious studies?
In the short interview, I ask Patrick who, or what, he hopes to reclaim atheism from, and we also discuss what his form of atheism might actually consist of. You can also read a piece by Patrick, exploring these ideas in more detail at The Conversation.The article is entitled Atheism must be about more than just not believing in God.
Interview by Dr David Webster.
You may have seen the press coverage of the new Faith exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral.
You can read more over on Dave’s blog: HERE.
For RPE students, we intend to visit – hopefully on the 17th of February: and also meet the artist behind the work (Russell Haines), so you can discuss the project with him.. Interested? Contact Dave..
RPE and History students have a joint event in January.. Visit the online store HERE to book a place.
On Thursday 19 January, History & RPE students have the opportunity to visit the Imperial War Museum in London. Situated in Lambeth and a short walk away from London’s Southbank, the museum tells the story of those whose lives have been shaped by war from the First World War to the present day. It allows us to reflect on the place and legacy of military conflict in our history, religion and culture.
You will have the opportunity to see a number of permanent exhibitions, including the First World War Galleries which contain materials from the Battle of the Somme, the Holocaust Exhibition, and Edmund Clark’s ‘War of Terror’, which focuses on “the hidden experiences of state control during the ‘Global War on Terror.’”
Field Trip Competition: Your opportunity to win a Kindle Fire HD!
‘Write a blog post of 500-750 words reviewing one or more of the IWM’s exhibitions’
We are looking for interesting academic commentaries, interpretations and evaluations, not descriptions! The winning entry will be posted on the History Blog. Any students who go on this trip are eligible to enter the competition.