‘What is Religious Education and why should it be taught in schools?’
Join Professor Stephen Parker as he delivers his lecture at The Hive on Wednesday, 1 October at 5.30pm in the Studio.
Religious Education (RE) has been a compulsory subject in grant maintained schools since the 1944 Education Act. This lecture will trace the subject’s development since then, particularly focusing on changes to its content, nature and purpose from the 1960s in response to a range of factors. The lecture will conclude by examining recent critiques of RE, examining various justifications for its continuing place in the education of young people.
Tickets are free and on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and can be collected from the University of Worcester St John’s main reception or The Hive, Level 1, Information Pod.
Refreshments are available on arrival.