University Chaplaincy Centre, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh,EH8 9AL (MAP LINK)
11:30am-4:00pm Wednesday 25th October 2017
Our event focused on the transformative nature of education. Often paths to education are obstructed through political, social or personal turmoil. We told and heard stories of education being brought within people’s reach and transforming lives, including: scholarships for refugees, tutoring for newly arrived Syrian teenagers, access to arts training for young unemployed, crossing boundaries in health education, finding what you really want to do, taking philosophy to prisons
‘From “A Light for Aleppo” to “A Light for All”’, Harriet Harris MBE, University Chaplain.
‘Sanctuary Walk and Humanitarian Assistance Fund’, Alison Newell, Associate Chaplain
Learning and refugee support, Michael Gallagher and James Lamb, UoE Digital Mobile
Wikipediea Ewan McAndrew, open Education Team
‘The Polish School of Medicine at The University of Edinburgh 1941-1949- a unique and enduring relationship’,Maria Dlugolecka-Graham MBE.
‘Religious Communities and Migration: A Report from Europe’ Joshua Ralston
‘The Doctor With A Gallon Of Water’,Eliane Du
‘Academic citizenship beyond borders’, Sophia Woodman.
‘STREET, Syrian tutoring programme’, Nadine Aktaa, Amer Masri, and others Syrian coordinators Nadine Aktaa, Amer Masri,
‘Project Elpis and Raspberry Pi’ Alexandros Angelopoulos and Sam Kellerhals,
‘Philosophy in Prisons: Critical thinking and Community of Philosophical Inquiry’, Mary Bovill
‘Love and the Pilgrim: reflections on Burne-Jones’ painting’, Carol Richardson is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh
‘Spiritual awareness and compassion in healthcare’ Laura Candiotto,
‘Inspiring Live…Changing Lives’ Brian Cameron, Rachel Wignall
When Education Becomes Possible
Imagine what happens when we are cut off from education through conflict, natural disaster, or disadvantaged circumstances. How does your education begin again, and what difference does it make to individuals and communities, schools and universities? These are the big questions we’re immersing ourselves in through story, life experiences and pictorial exhibits. This event is organised and managed by the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy.
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