Exploring Sacred Texts CPD for Religious Education Teachers

, 09:30 - 16:00
Hands holding an electronic tablet showing a detail from a brightly coloured Ethiopic religious manuscript
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  • Tel: (0)20 7412 7797
  • Email: learning@bl.uk
  • Early bird: general admission: £120 (inc. VAT)

    Full price: £180 (inc. VAT)

    Range of concessions available

Looking to deepen and extend your subject knowledge in Religious Education?

Join us for this one-day conference at the British Library celebrating the launch of our brand-new Sacred Texts web resource and the opening of our major exhibition Buddhism.

Hear from subject experts and British Library curators 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 material and 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.

Exhibition entry, lunch and refreshments are included in the ticket price. Full agenda coming soon.

Take advantage of our early bird booking rate available across all ticket types until 16 September: save up to £60 on full price admission


About the Library’s Sacred Texts web resource

The British Library houses one of the world’s greatest collections of sacred texts. These range from some of the best-known and most beautiful manuscripts of the scriptures of various religions, to an extensive collection of printed editions, both early and modern. Items include one of the earliest surviving manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible from the 10th century, the earliest known manuscript of the complete Greek New Testament, the Codex Sinaiticus which dates from the 4th century and rare fragments of first-century Kharosthi scrolls from Afghanistan, thought to be the oldest surviving Buddhist texts.

Our new online learning resource will enable visitors to explore the richness of this collection, contextualised through discursive articles exploring and celebrating this religious diversity. Academics, faith leaders and practitioners from the six most practiced religions in the UK - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism - as well as many lesser-known faiths represented across different British Library collections, have contributed articles. Dedicated resources for teachers will make the content easily accessible for the classroom and short films will explore aspects of the major faiths in an engaging audio-visual format. The resource will be completely free to access.


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

Early bird: general admission: £120 (inc. VAT)

Full price: £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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