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Medway Talk – How can our schools help to address divided communities through classroom teaching?

June 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bob Bowie, Professor of Education has worked in religious and human rights education in Kent and Medway for 25 years. Reported hate crimes rose 36% between 20/21 and 22/22. In the Police Area covering Medway, 4800 offences were recorded last year. Social media show a toxic culture of hate filled argument and hostility. How might education help? Religious Education was traditionally a subject that strongly focussed on issues of prejudice and discrimination promoting community and identity understanding.

However, Bob will explore concerns about the state of the subject in schools, and also how we can move from teaching children to win arguments to encouraging them to have productive conversations.

The talk is open to all and runs from 6-7 pm.  It will be held in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre (PK008) in the Pilkington Building.  It is FREE to attend though registration is required.

To book a place click here.  



June 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Greenwich (Medway Campus)
North Road
Chatham, United Kingdom
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University of Greenwich
01634 883495
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