Arts and Science Festival

Locations
University of Birmingham
Category
Alumni, Social Sciences, Students
Date(s)
Monday 18th (00:00) - Sunday 24th March 2013 (00:00)
Contact

www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival

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The School of Education is running three events as part of the university wide Arts and Science Festival in 2013.

Monday 18 March

The Camera and the Classroom

13:00 - 14:00 in Room 408, in the School of Education (Building R19 on map)

Join internationally acclaimed photographer Julian Germain for an illustrated talk exploring ‘Classroom Portraits’, an ongoing series which began in schools in North East England in 2004. Since 2005, the archive has grown to include schools from North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. The talk celebrates the University’s recent acquisition of a set of Germain’s Classroom Portraits to form part of its permanent collection.

Booking: Free admission, booking recommended. Please email: K.turner-brown@bham.ac.uk to reserve a place.

Tuesday 19 March

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Values

14:00 - 16:00 in room G39, the School of Education (Building R19 on map)

The Jubilee Centre is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. This session offers the chance to hear about the centre’s three flagship research projects. Dr David Walker and Michael Roberts will discuss how character and virtue is being developed in schools across Britain, and what more can be done? Dr Liz Gulliford and Blaire Morgan will examine the conception, value and promotion of gratitude in society. Dr Luca Baldini Confalonieri and Demelza Jones will explore the role of virtues and values in training and practice in three professions; medicine, teaching and law. These three short talks will be followed by refreshments, and an opportunity to discuss the projects with the researchers.

Booking: Free admission, booking required. Please email Blaire Morgan: b.e.morgan@bham.ac.uk

Wednesday 20 March

Faith in Schools - Blessing or Curse?

15:00 - 16:00 in Lecture Room 5 (Second Floor) Arts Building (R16 on map)

Academics from The University of Birmingham discuss the subject of faith schools and the role of faith in education. Speakers include James Arthur (Professor of Education and Civic Engagement & Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values, School of Education), Marius Felderhof (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Theology and Religion), Michael Hand (Professor of Philosophy of Education, School of Education) and Jussi Suikkanen (Lecturer, Department of Philosophy).

Booking: Free admission, booking recommended. Please email R.J.Oswald@bham.ac.uk to reserve a place.

School Reform and Government Policy

12:00 - 14:00 in room 408, School of Education (Building R19 on map)

James O’Shaughnessy, Honorary Senior Research Fellow to the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values and former Director of Policy to David Cameron will deliver a seminar exploring School Reform and Government Policy.

Booking: Free admission, booking required. Please email a.p.thompson@bham.ac.uk to reserve a place.

To find out more about events across the whole university, please visit www.birmingham.c.uk/artsandsciencefestival

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