Explorations Event


Explorations programme on Thursday 19th March 2015, Woodbrooke
Study Centre, Birmingham

The Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre is at 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LJ. You can find travel details here or download them here. The nearest train station is Selly Oak which is a 9 minute journey from the main station Birmingham New Street. The nearest airport is Birmingham International. Our international delegates will be staying here. If you are already a member of the network, then book your place at this event with the password (sent to you by email) on the Bookings tab.

The Explorations event follows on from the Perspectives event on 4th December 2014 (see the report on this website). Four critical themes have emerged from this previous event, which will be the focus of our Explorations in Birmingham.

A – Religious migration and transnationalism
B – Planning and places of worship
C – Religious communities and Built Heritage
D – Theology of Place

An explanation of the themes has been posted here, or can be downloaded instead. We are pleased to welcome our five speakers (some tbc) who will be stimulating our discussions around these themes.

9.45-10.15     Arrival, registration, refreshments

10.15-10.30   The Story so Far (Andrew and Richard)

10.30-11.30    Session 1

Theme A – Prof John Eade, Sociology & Anthropology, University of Roehampton
Theme B – Dr Huw Thomas, Planning & Geography, Cardiff University

11.30-12.00    Break

12.00-1.00       Session 2

Theme C – Dr Linda Monckton, Historic Environment Intelligence Analyst for Social Impacts, English Heritage
Theme D – Dr Joe Aldred, Pentecostal and Multicultural Relations, Churches Together in England / Honorary Research Fellow, University of Roehampton

1.00-2.00          Lunch

2.00-2.30           Session 3

International contribution – Dr Bianca Dümling, Director of Intercultural Ministries, ‘Together for Berlin’, Germany

2.30-3.30           Session 4

Round table discussion (plenary)

3.30-3.50           Break

3.50-4.00           Closing matters (Andrew and Richard)