Shaping the future

Date: Tuesday May 17th 2016

Venue: Central Hall Westminster, London

Keynote Speakers

The Rt Hon Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE, formerly President of the Family Division of the High Court was the first female Lord Justice of Appeal and until 2004, was the highest-ranking female judge in the United Kingdom. She has chaired many high profile enquiries and inquests. Baroness Butler-Sloss served as Chair for the recently published Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life.

Professor Adam Dinham is Professor of Faith and Public Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also Chair of the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group (Socrel), Professor of Religious Literacy, Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway and Honorary Stephenson Professor of Leadership, Religion & Society, Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Sheffield University, UK. With Martha Shaw, Professor Dinham is the co-author of RE for REal: The future of teaching and learning about belief.

Conference programme

11:00 Arrival, registration and coffee
11:30 Welcome and introductions
11:40 Keynote address: The Rt Hon Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE
12:10 Question time
12:45 Business meeting (Please see 2016 Papers page for further information)
13:30 Lunch
14.15 Keynote address: Professor Adam Dinham
15:00 Question time
15:35 Table discussions/panel discussion
16:10 Westhill/NASACRE awards
16.20 Closing remarks from Chair
16:30 Evaluations and close of conference