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The Fifth National School Chaplaincy Conference - Meg Prowting in Conversation with Jimmy McGovern

July 2019

Jimmy McGovern is an award winning screenwriter and producer. In this Interview Jimmy, talks about his award-winning TV dramas; from the days of ‘Brookside’ via ‘Cracker’ and ‘Hillsborough’ to the more recent ‘Broken’.

His 2017 TV series ‘Broken’ is the focal point of this conversation. ‘Broken’ looks into the role of a Catholic priest, in relation to a variety of extremely serious social issues that affected particular individuals in his parish.

This harrowing but intensely moving, unforgettable drama, raises issues with which wider society in Britain has yet to come to terms fully.

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Dr Mary Marshall Director of Undergraduate Studies and Outreach at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Theology at St Benet’s Hall

July 2019

The Old and New Testaments offer a range of resources for understanding the role of the Spirit in human lives. We read in 2 Corinthians that “where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” but how might such an understanding be reconciled with the overwhelming and imperative power of the Spirit described elsewhere? From a critical examination of selected biblical passages, the address will explore scriptural roots for a discussion of where and how the Spirit leads, in conversation with the wider scope of the conference.

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Paul Barber & Nigel Genders - A View From The Bridge

July 2019

Paul Barber was appointed Director at the Catholic Education Service in December 2012. He was formerly director of education at the Diocese of Westminster.

Nigel Genders was appointed as the Chief Education Officer for the Church of England and General Secretary of the National Society.
As the Church of England's Chief Education Officer, Nigel has lead responsibility for the development of the Church's strategies and policies for education - in schools, colleges and universities, and in parishes, deaneries and dioceses - to promote the highest quality of educational practice and to promote and support the Church's voluntary work among children and young people.

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Mary Marshall - Where the Spirit Leads

July 2019

Mary Marshall teaches New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford, where she is a Fellow at St Benet’s Hall. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Outreach for the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the Faculty there. Before moving into Higher Education, she was a secondary school teacher of Religious Education. Mary’s principal research interests engage early Christianity’s relationship(s) with and within contemporary Judaism.

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Christie Spurling, N-Gage - Children On The Edge of Exclusion

July 2019

Looking at issues young people face. Reasons for educational and social exclusion. Risks if they are left to struggle. Thinking through strategies for managing disengaged young people. And what does and doesn’t work. Exploring examples of innovative ideas that tackle this issue of where and how the Spirit leads, in conversation with the wider scope of the conference.

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