Exploring Sacred Texts CPD for Religious Education Teachers

, 09:30 - 16:00
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  • Tel: (0)20 7412 7797
  • Email: learning@bl.uk
  • General admission: £180 (inc. VAT)

    Range of concessions available

Looking to deepen and extend your subject knowledge in Religious Education? Book your place on this one-day conference at the British Library celebrating the launch of brand new web resource Discovering Sacred Texts and the opening of a major exhibition on Buddhism.

Hear from subject experts in a range of inspiring sessions, take part in practical workshops, engage with the British Library’s collection and galleries and take home a wealth of ideas ready to use in your classroom. The day will offer pathways for both Primary and Secondary teachers along with opportunities to network with other teachers and organisations that support RE teaching. You'll also encounter the outstanding beauty of Buddhist manuscripts and artworks in the Buddhism exhibition, the largest of its kind ever held at the British Library, included in the ticket price.

Lunch and refreshments are included.

09:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome
10:10 Opening keynote
10:40 Introduction to Discovering Sacred Texts
11:00 Break
11:15 Workshop slot 1 – choice of sessions
(sessions on offer include workshops focused on Islam, Christianity and Judaism; engaging with the Library’s sacred texts in our Treasures Gallery and through the Discovering Sacred Texts website, and opportunity to visit the Buddhism exhibition)
12:15 Workshop slot 2 – choice of sessions (see above)
13:15 Lunch (provided)
14:05 Workshop slot 3 – choice of sessions (see above)
15:05 Closing keynote
15:35 Panel Q&A
16.00 Close

The Exploring Sacred Texts CPD is in collaboration with the NATRE RE in your Region project, connecting RE teachers and leads in London, headed by regional ambassador Claire Clinton.

Speakers and contributing organisations include:

About the Library’s Discovering Sacred Texts web resource

The conference is inspired by the launch later in September of new online resource Discovering Sacred Texts, which enables users to explore the world’s major faiths through the Library’s collection of sacred texts. The site features the six most-practiced faiths in the UK – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism – as well as a number of other faiths, explored through more than over 250 digitised collection items, teachers’ resources, short films and articles written by academics and faith leaders and more.


Age group: Primary and Secondary Religious Education teachers
When: , 09:30 - 16:00
Key skills: Religious Education

General admission: £180 (inc. VAT)

Range of concessions available

Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: (0)20 7412 7797
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