Hon President: Professor James c. Conroy
I have written widely in the areas of religious education, religion, education and liberal democracy and education and the literary and aesthetic imagination. I have an enduring interest in (and written on) the philosophy of Hannah Arendt and the lessons to be learnt from her work for education and other social projects. I am also interested and have written on
Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education
(Creativity Culture and Faith),Glasgow University
Chair: Joseph McDowall
Secretary: Margaret McFarlane
Treasurer: Joseph McDowell
Professor Tom Bryce, John Cassidy, Jean Carwood-Edwards, Alasdair MacDonald, Professor Donald Gillies. Christine Wicklow, Don Perry (Co-opted).
childhood. Most recently I have been working on reconfiguring the arguments for and about pluralism in education, based on the recovery and refurbishment of some older terms and ideas. I have an enduring concern with education into the future.I welcome applications for masters and doctoral study on many aspects of religion, culture and education - moral education and development, citizenship, philosophy, pluralism and multicultural education; Religion and Education; Policy and Religion in Schooling; the literacy and cultural imagination and education; religious education; liberalism and education; educational alternatives.
Professor Conroy has previously held the posts Dean of the Faculty of Education, Head of Graduate School and Head of Department of Religious Education at the University. Before joining the University of Glasgow he was Director of Religious Education and Pastoral Care at St Andrew's College; Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Education at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill; and has taught in schools and adult education in England. Professor Conroy holds a teaching certificate from St Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill; and is a graduate in Religious Studies and Philosophy of Education (BEd) from the Institute of Education, University of London (1980). MA Philosophy of Religion from the University of Lancaster (1981).
PhD Philosophy/Politics of Education, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2003).