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Draft Subject Content for A-Level RS: A Response (Wendy Dossett)

Students in an exam hall.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This is the view of many teachers, examiners and text-book writers regarding the reform of the Religious Studies A-level curriculum. And they have a point. Never Continue reading


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Narrative & Reflexivity: A Roundtable

ChesterFollowing hot on the heels of the interview with Dr Alana Vincent which we pointed you towards yesterday, the folks at The Religious Studies Project have posted the video of a roundtable discussion which also took place the day that we hosted them here at Chester.

The subject of the discussion was Narrative and Reflexivity in the Study of Religion, and Christopher R. Cotter (chair) and Ethan Gjerset Quillen from TRSP were joined by Continue reading


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Religion & Literature: An Interview (Alana Vincent)

DSCF0481A few weeks ago the splendid people behind the excellent web-resource that is The Religious Studies Project visited us here at Chester and recorded a live interview with Dr Alana Vincent.

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Student perspectives (Liam Metcalf-White)

Liam Metcalf-White is a 3rd year undergraduate studying our BA Religious Studies, and was game enough to accept the invitation to talk us through a few days in the life of a Chester student. 

Monday morning had been a time to get ready for the week ahead, making sure that all my notes were in order and that I had enough food to make some packed lunches. An afternoon spent perusing through books that may be useful for my dissertation was followed by an evening of cooking dinner, a little light reading and an early night in preparation for Continue reading