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SES 2015 National Award Research Report Published

Prof. Peter Twining and colleagues at the Open University have published the final report from their NP3 New Purposes, New Practices, New Pedagogy research project. The full report is available here, with the Executive Summary available here

2017 Oriel Colloquium

The Oriel Colloquium follows from a security and intelligence seminar convened at the British Academy in November 2015, a special issue on education, security and intelligence studies. and over 2016 a major multi-disciplinary and multi-institution seminar series on Education, Security and Intelligence Studies, including events hosted by the Oxford Intelligence Group (Nuffield College, Oxford), the Buckingham University Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Whitehall.

Keynote speakers at the Oriel Colloquium include: Professor Christopher Andrew (Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge, and official historian of MI5) and Professor Loch K. Johnson (Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, author or editor of thirty books on security and intelligence studies, including The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence).

The colloquium is now full, and we are unable to accept any further registrations. For queries, please contact SES Administrator Aidan Thompson via a.p.thompson@bham.ac.uk

Society Acknowledged in Research Paper at the Hague

Andrew Glazzard, Director of National Security and Resilience at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), has acknowledged the Society for Educational Studies in a research paper published by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT). The paper, titled ‘Losing the Plot: Narrative, Counter-Narrative and Violent Extremism’, and builds upon the 2016 SES Seminar Series, where one of the seminars was held at RUSI. The paper is available in PDF form here.

City of Dreams A Musical to be Shown in UK Schools

The Society for Educational Studies are delighted that Century Films has put an arrangement in place with the BBC and Into Films for City of Dreams to be shown in UK Schools over the next two years. Into Films are also planning a number of free screenings to schools of the film in cinemas on and around World Music Day in June, this year.

2013 National Award - Report available

The Society for Educational Studies was delighted to make the 2013 National Award to Prof. David Gillborn and his team at the Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE), at the University of Birmingham. Their project, ‘Race, Racism and Education: inequality, resilience and reform in policy & practice’, took place between 2013 and 2015, and explored the educational legacy of the campaign for racial justice and equity following the murder of Stephen Lawrence. In particular, the project focused on the twenty year span 1993 – 2013 and sought to document how much has changed in relation to race equality and schooling in England.

View an online version of the final report (pdf)

City of Dreams wins award

Indian Cine Film Festival - Best Feature Documentary Award

The Society is delighted to announce that 'City of Dreams', the feature-length film version of 'Mumbai High', which was funded by the SES last year has won the Feature-length Documentary Film category at the 4th Indian Film Festival.

The award will be presented on 18 September 2016.

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Book Prize 2016

The Society is delighted to announce the following Book Prizes have been awarded for the best education books published in 2016:

1st prize (£2000)
Understanding the University: Institution, idea, possibilities
Barnett, R. (2016) Routledge

Joint 2nd prize (£1000 each)
Higher Education, Social Class and Social Mobility: The Degree Generation
Bathmaker, A-M., Ingram, N., Abrahams, J., Hoare, A., Waller, R. and Bradley, H. (2016) Palgrave Macmillan

Modernising School Governance: Corporate planning and expert handling in state education
Wilkins, A. (2016) Routledge

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