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The Educational Colloquium and Continuing Professional Development Programme 2018/19


The Educational Colloquium of the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, and the West of Scotland invites you to participate in a series of presentations/workshops/ discussions in our new winter programme.  The programme (See details below) is designed for individuals from all sectors – nurseries, schools, colleges, universities with an interest in topical subjects in education and related disciplines.  We think it represents the best value CPD in Scotland.  The Colloquium is a registered CPD provider and the full programme counts as 10 hours of CPD, 2 hours per meeting.  CPD certificates are available at all meetings.  If you would like to find out what it is like and meet a great group of people just come along to a meeting, without charge…and bring a friend!   We start all meetings with a little free hospitality and you will be made most welcome…and we will gently encourage you to join the Colloquium.  


You can join by just coming along to a meeting or by contacting Margaret McFarlane at the e-mail address below.  


secretary@educationalcolloquium.co.uk



The regular meetings will be held in The School of Education, University of Glasgow, St Andrew’s Building, 11 Eldon Street, on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 for 6:00pm



Hon President  Professor James C Conroy

Chair   Joseph McDowall

Secretary  Margaret McFarlane

Treasurer  Joseph McDowall


Committee   Professor Tom Bryce, Jean Carwood-Edwards, John Cassidy, Professor Donald Gillies, Alasdair Macdonald, Don Perry (Co-opted), Christine Wicklow


Colloquium Opening Dinner Thursday 4th Oct, 2018, with tribute to Stanley Nisbet founder of the Educational Colloquium

Speaker  Ken Macdonald BBC Scotland.

Venue  The Bridie Library, Glasgow University Union, 32 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LX at 18.30 for 19.00


Thursday 1st November, 2018   Jacqui Lynam, Headteacher, Clydebank High School and Linda Booth, Headteacher St Peter the Apostle High School, Clydebank.

Subject   “Pupil Equity Fund.”


Thursday 6th December, 2018  Alan Sinclair

Subject “Parents Don’t Matter.”


Thursday 7th February, 2019 Dr. Gill Robinson Professional Advisor, Young People’s Strategy , Scottish Prison Service

Subject “Young People in Custody.”


Thursday 7th March, 2019 Professor John McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonian University

Subject  “Child Poverty”


Please note that the Educational Colloquium is a registered CPD provider and that a session of the Colloquium counts as two hours CPD time.


The Educational Colloquium would like to thank Professor Bob Davis for all his help and support over the years.



Membership of the Educational Colloquium


The Educational Colloquium was originally an association of M.Ed. graduates of the University of Glasgow.  The Universities of Strathclyde and the West of Scotland joined the association.  It has now evolved and the committee encourages colleagues from across the educational landscape to become members.  Also, guests will be most welcome at all meetings without charge.



Annual membership subscription is:

Individual £15/ School, Early Years Establishment £15*/ Education authority £30*


See website www.educationalcolloquium.co.uk/membership to pay with Paypal



(*For this programme individual schools, early years establishments and education authorities can take out a membership which would allow any member of staff to attend all of the meetings.)


Enquiries to Margaret McFarlane: secretary@educationalcolloquium.co.uk



The Educational Colloquium would like to thank Professor Trevor Gale for all his help and support.