RExChange 2024


Friday 18th -Saturday 19th October 2024.
This is a virtual event and will take place via Zoom.

Call for Sessions

A Call for Sessions/Papers is now open. Please click for more details and to complete a proposal form.

Call for Sessions closes on 28th March 2024


Registration is free and will open in May 2024.

Draft Outline Programme

Further information will be added as speakers are confirmed.

Friday 18th October

1pm Welcome, keynote and Q&A – Researching worldview communities

Keynotes Panel Speakers confirmed:

Dr Jasjit Singh, Associate Professor, University of Leeds

Chine McDonald, Director, Theos Think Tank

Dr Iona Hine and/or Dr Anastasia Badder, Cambridge Interfaith Programme

2pm Break

2.15pm Seminar 1

3pm Break

3.15 pm Seminar 2

4pm Break

4.15pm Seminar 3

5.00pm Break

5.15pm Two parallel ‘In Conversation’ sessions

A: Stephen Pett and colleagues – more details TBC

B: Rob and Giles Freathy and colleagues – more details TBC

6pm Close of first session


Saturday 19th October

9am Welcome and recap

9.15am Seminar 4

10am Break

10.15am Keynote Session with Q&A AI – Disciplinary perspectives on AI. What does it mean for knowledge in the religion and worldviews classroom?

Keynote Panel Speakers confirmed:

Professor Beth Singler, Assistant Professor in Digital Religion(s), University of Zurich

Dr Chris Cotter, Lecturer in Sociology and Religious Studies, The Open University

Dr Michael Burdett, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, University of Nottingham

11.15am Break

11.30am Three Parallel Panel Discussions

A: University- School Links-what works!

B: Freedom of Religion or Belief

C: Making an impact! Why researching religion and worldviews matters

12.30pm Plenary and end of conference reflections by steering group

1pm Conference ends

Sponsored by CULHAM ST GABRIEL'S TRUST and Templeton World. Supported by AREIAC, AULRE, NASACRE, NATRE, REC and TRS UK