One of the RPE staff, Dr David Webster, will be giving a (free) public lecture on October 28th at the Park Campus of the University of Gloucestershire.
The title is:
Dr Webster said: “The lecture will consider whether these emerging trends can be seen as the means by which our cynical, suspicious and complex culture expresses its need for life to be something more than a drab series of repeated commercial transactions, culminating in pre-paid funeral plans.”
The event starts with registration and refreshments from 5pm. The lecture is from 6pm until 7pm. Please visit http://bit.ly/1Kx7y4f to book a place.
This is a public event – all are welcome – but you do need to use the link above to book a place..
This year marks 10 years of taking students onto the RPE degree. That makes me feel old, as I was there when it all began – as were some students who you can find over on the RPE Facebook group. A lot has happened since then, but the RPE course has become stronger and more successful as time has gone by. As you can see on this post – the recently released National Student Survey gave us 100% overall satisfaction (as it did last year too) – and this was a survey done by final year students.
We also came 3rd in the Guardian 2016 guide to the best courses in the country for this subject area.
As you can tell – I am incredibly proud to part of the team that delivers this amazing course. I can be found contributing sessions in philosophy modules with Course Leader Dr William Large, and I teach the Love, Sex and Death module in the third year. I also teach on some of the interesting things happening in the modern world – so that includes the New Religious Movements course for the first year (semester 2) and the new course which ran for the first time last year – Emergent Spiritualities: you can see some of the video content for this module at: https://philosvids.wordpress.com/tag/hm6502/ . For the last 7 years (and forever I hope) I have led the Spain Field trip – and love the various coach trips we’ll also be taking as part of the course (I think the first one this year will be a Diwali trip to Leicester in November)
I also write and publish – and you’ll no doubt be hearing about that in class: but what I hope you’re looking forward to most is getting involved in learning with us, arguing with us, and becoming part of the growing community of RPE graduates.