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Religion, Culture and Society: Sixth Form Conference

On November 22nd the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting an exciting conference aimed at A Level students studying Religious Studies and/or the Sociology of Religion.

The day is aimed at A Level students who are studying religion and belief in some context. It will be most suited for those completing an A Level in Religious Studies, but it will also be relevant for any student studying the sociology of religion as part of a Sociology programme. The conference programme has been designed to supplement current A Level programmes and to help students with their current studies.

The conference will include a series of lectures, collaborative workshops, a tour of the campus and a hot lunch provided in one of the UCLan canteens. There will be an opportunity for attendees to work with current UCLan students, ask questions, and get a better understanding of what it is like to study at university.

Attendance is free, but places are limited: to book a group on to the day, please email Dr Carl Morris at CJMorris2@uclan.ac.uk.

Conference Programme

9:30-10:00
Arrival and coffee/tea

10:00-10:30
Dr Carolyn King - Welcome and programme talk

10:30-11:30
Dr Carl Morris - Liberalism in the West: secularism and religious pluralism in the 21st century

11:30-12:30
Edd Graham-Hyde - Cults That Kill: Using Case Studies to Understand Why People Join

12:30-13:30
Lunch and Tour of Campus

13:30-14:30
Frank Harrington - Different Christian views about celibacy, marriage, homosexuality and transgender issues

14:30-15:30  
Dr Mahmood Chandia - Technology, Faith and Ethics

15:30-15:35
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