Short Courses


7, 14, 21 November 2018 (Wednesdays)

A three-day interactive and interdisciplinary course, designed to explore the themes of spirituality, religion and ethics in the prison system. Topics studied will include: the ‘human person’, ‘faith and beliefs’, ‘values, goods and the common good’, ‘human rights’, ‘justice and care’, ‘exclusion and healing’ as well ‘moral imagination and character of the prison service professional’. The course aims to offer the prison service staff (chaplains, in particular) and anyone interested in current debates around religion, personal development, violence, punishment, healing and resto- ration some resources for a better understanding of these issues.

Lecturers will include: Dr Amy Daughton (Theologian at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology), Dr Anna Abram (Ethicist at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology), Dr Ruth Armstrong (Senior Research Associate, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge), Dr Ryan Williams (Affiliate Research Associate, Prison Research Centre, University of Cambridge), Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ (Senior Lecturer in Theology and Spirituality, Heythrop College, University of London) and Toni Askin (Prison Chaplain)

Each day will start at 9.30 am (coffee and registration; lecturers will begin at 10 am and will end at 4.00 pm. Teas, coffees as well as sandwich lunch will be provided. Attendance Certificates will be issued at the end of the course. Fee: £200 (Bursaries are available; please contact Dr Anna Abram, Principal, to find out whether you are eligible. To register or find out more about the course, please email the Institute’s Administrator, Ela Wolbek.