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Seminar Series 2016

Dr Liam Gearon, Department of Education, University of Oxford, with a multi-institutional/ inter-disciplinary team of researchers has been awarded the 2016 Society for Educational Seminar Series. The theme of the seminar series is Education, Security and Intelligence Studies.

The award builds on the Guest Edited special issue of the British Journal of Educational Studies on Education, Security and Intelligence Studies, and the Annual Seminar convened in November 2015 at the British Academy.

The grant award will contribute to five nation-wide seminars on the theme of Education, Security and Intelligence Studies. Lead from the University of Oxford’s Department of Education, the team includes: the University of Bath; the University of Buckingham; the University of East London; the Oxford Intelligence Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford; and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London. Formal notification of each seminar will be made in due course, themes to include:

  • Education, Security and Intelligence: National and International Contexts
  • Forensic and Open Source Intelligence
  • Security and Intelligence Studies and Higher Education
  • Security Studies and the Humanities
  • Securitising Education to Prevent Terrorism? Freedom of Speech and National Security

Society of Educational Studies Seminar Series: Education and Security
Date: 16 November 2016
Venue: University of East London

The University of East London are delighted to host the next seminar in the 2016 Society of Educational Studies seminar series on 16th November 2016.

Speakers include Professor Alexander Fekete, University of Cologne, Dr. Cecilé Stehrenberger, University of Erfurt, Dr. Tristram Riley-Smith, Cambridge University and Dr. Charlotte Chadderton, University of East London.

If you would like to attend the seminar please email Casey Edmonds at

A full programme is available here (pdf).

Security and the Arts and Humanities
Date: 21 November 2016, 1230-1700
Venue: Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security (RUSI), 61 Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET

RUSI is delighted to host this half-day event as part of the SES seminar series, ‘Education and Security’. Academics and practitioners with an arts and humanities background will discuss the contribution they and their discipline are making to security, whether academically or practically.

Contributors include:

  • John Bew, Professor in History and Foreign Policy at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.
  • Andrew Glazzard, Senior Research Fellow at RUSI
  • Elisabeth Kendall, Senior Research Fellow in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Pembroke College, Oxford.
  • Peter Morey, Professor of English and Post-Colonial Studies at the University of East London
  • Simon Mundy, Chairman of Creative Guild and an author, broadcaster, and cultural policy adviser

Click here to register for this event. For further information please contact Lieke Bos at RUSI on

A flyer for this event is available here (pdf).

Previous events

Education, Security and Society

Tuesday 28th June 2016, 10.00-15.00, University of Bath
A full programme is available here

Annual Seminar: Education, Security and Intelligence Studies

Thursday 12th November 2015, 9.30am-3.30pm, British Academy, London
Further details (pdf)

Japan Symposiums

The importance on Education for Virtue, Character, Moral and Social Responsibility: How do people learn them?

July 2015, Hiroshima and Tokyo, Japan
Read the full report

Seminar Series 2015

Education in the 21st Century: Thinking outside the Bubble

Friday 20th February 2015, 9.30am-3.30pm, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ
Seminar programme (pdf)

Seminar Series 2014

Progressing race in higher education: inclusion, diversity and inequality

Seminar 1: 24 March 2014, Birmingham: Laurence Parker and Paul Warmington The first seminar featured leading US critical race theorist, Laurence Parker (University of Utah) alongside Paul Warmington (University of Birmingham) who will discuss his new book, 'Black British Intellectuals and Education'.
Seminar 2: 6 June 2014, University of Southampton

Resilience, activism and the academy: the next generation of Critical Race Theory in education

Monday 1st December 2014
Dr Kalwant Bhopal (University of Southampton) - ‘Understanding minority ethnic academic flight from UK higher education’
Professor Kevin Hylton (Leeds Beckett University) – ‘The Presence and Defence of Racism: A Black Professor Reflects’
Dr Karl Kitching (University College Cork) – ‘Anything but race? Beyond the 'good student' approach to anti-racism in Ireland’

Seminar Series 2013

62nd Annual Seminar 2013:Race and Education: the forgotten inequality?

Thursday 14 November 2013

Society for Educational Studies Seminar Series 2013: Experimentation or fragmentation: the future of teacher education?

Seminar 4: Reflecting on integrative approaches to teacher education including the potential of Teaching Schools
Friday 1 November 2013, University of Oxford
Keynote: Professor Anne Edwards
Key contributors: Dr Linda Rush, Associate Professor Peter Tasis (York University, Canada) and key representatives from CEOs of Academy Trusts

Seminar 3 (2 Day Symposium): Partnerships to support Teacher Enquiry
Thursday 17 October & Friday 18 October 2013, University of Roehampton
Keynote: Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith Key contributors: Dr d'Reen Struthers

Seminar 2: Continuing professional development or continual development of professional practice?
Friday 12 July 2013, University of Manchester
Keynote: Professor Julian Williams
Key contributors: Dr Jane Nicholl & Dr Ann Childs (Oxford) and Dr Sue Pope & Dr Rosa Acher (Manchester) with practitioners working in partnership schools

Seminar 1: Policy and Leadership in ITE
Friday 28 June 2013, Staff House Conference Suite, Sackville Street, Manchester
Keynote: Professor Mike Apple
Key contributors - Profs Dave Hall & Helen Gunter

The Social Organisation of Educational Studies in Scotland and England: Past, present and future

Wednesday 24 October 2012 - University of Sterling

61st Annual Seminar 2012: Experimentation or fragmentation? The future of teacher education

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