RExChange 2022


Friday 7-Saturday 8 October 2022.  This is a virtual event and will take place via Zoom

You can now register for RExChange 2022. Places are limited so we do advise booking early.

Registration is free and closes on 30th September 2022. Please note that if you book after 7th September, you may not receive a conference pack through the post, but will have access to all sessions.

Book your place here.


Draft Outline Programme

Further details will be added as we confirm speakers and other contributors.

Friday 7th October

1pm Welcome

1.15pm Developing religion, belief and worldview literacy- research perspectives 

Gillian Georgiou, RE Adviser, Diocese of Lincoln

Adam Dinham, Professor of Faith and Public Policy, Goldsmith, University of London

Tamanda Walker, Independent Researcher and Qualitative Research Fellow, BlackThrive Global

2.20pm First workshop/seminar We anticipate a choice of 8 workshops. In this session we plan for the focus to be on research funded by Culham St Gabriel’s Trust and Templeton World Charity Foundation.

3pm Break, with optional meet the researchers 3.20-3.50pm

4pm Second Workshop/seminar We anticipate a choice of 8 workshops/seminars. We have an open call for this session. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please click here (add link)

4.45pm Third workshop/seminar We anticipate a choice of 8 workshops/seminars with a mixture of some Culham St Gabriel’s funded research as well as open call sessions.

5.30pm The 3 minute thesis competition More details to follow! If you would like to enter this fun, informal competition please submit a proposal here (add link)

6pm Break

7pm After Dinner Keynote and conversation We are delighted to welcome Tom Fletcher CMG as our after-dinner speaker. Tom is the Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University. Tom served as the foreign policy advisor to Prime Ministers Blair, Brown and Cameron, before becoming British Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-15) and a Visiting Professor at NYU (2015-20). He is the author of the bestselling Naked Diplomacy: Power & Statecraft in the Digital Age (2016). Forthcoming books are Ten Survival Skills for a World in Flux (Harper Collins, February 2022) and The Ambassador (Canelo, August 2022). He led reviews of the modernisation of the FCO (2016); future of the UN (2017) and the future of learning (2019). He is a former chair of the international board of the UK’s Creative Industries Federation, adviser to businesses, academies and NGOs, and a member of the Global Tech Panel. He writes for the NYT, Prospect, Foreign Policy, The National and others, is a regular interviewee on BBC, Sky, CNN and has been profiled by the BBC, Arab News and more. His Foundation for Opportunity supports good people doing good things in public life.

Evening Session Ends at 8pm

Saturday 8th October

9am Welcome

9.15am Fourth Workshop/Seminar We anticipate a choice of 8 workshops/seminars. We have an open call for this session.

10am Disruptive Panel Keynote (all will be explained!): The Commission on RE- four years on Dr Pat Hannam, Mr Chris May, Dr Martha Shaw. With interruptions from Professor Denise Cush and Professor Antony Towey

11am Break

11.30am Parallel Panel Discussion Options

These are themed panels which will discuss real world research and its implications for real world classrooms

  1. Policy and Research
  2. The Future of Research
  3. Positionality and Research

12.30pm End of conference reflections

1pm Conference Ends