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Conference Programme 2012

DRAFT PROGRAMME (As of 11th April 2012)

09.00 - 10.00: Registration. 

10.00 - 10.30: Conference begins. Welcome from the Cutting Edge Consortium. Greetings from Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights TUC. First Keynote speaker: Nicholas Holtam, the Bishop of Salisbury

1030 - 1130: Morning Plenary. Includes contributors: Andrew Copson from the British Humanist Association, Jennifer Moses from NASUWT the Education Union, Giles Goddard from Inclusive Church and Julia Neal from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

1130 - 11.50: Tea Break.

1150 - 12.20: Second keynote speaker: Aidan O’Neil QC from Matrix Chambers

1230 - 1330: Workshop Sessions (1)

1330-1430: Lunch

1430 - 1500: Third keynote speaker: Angela Eagle MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

1500 - 1600: Workshop Sessions (2)

1600 - 1615: Tea break

1615 - 1700: Closing Plenary. Includes contributors: Elly Barnes from Schools Out, Phyllis Opuko-Gymah, PCS and Black Pride, Yusef Gojikian from Imaan, Sharon Langridge from Bi Quakers. 

Workshop topics: Challenging homophobia and transphobia in schools and in further and higher education, sexuality and spirituality, faith feminism and LBQ women, secularism – a matter of debate, equal access to public services, fighting religious exemptions to employment legislation, religious ‘accommodation and equality laws, equal marriage, celebrating our relationships and multi faith perspectives on faith and sexuality. 

Workshop contributors will include: Representatives from Schools Out, Education Unions, LGCM, ACCORD, Changing Attitude, LoveSpirit, the British Humanist Association, the TUC, Imaan, The Unitarian Church, The Quakers, Liberal Judaism, Metropolitan Community Church, the Equal Love campaign, UNISON, SARBAT and many others.

Please note that the programme is subject to change. Please come back to this page for the most up-to-date programme information

Last updated: 5th April 2012 07:38:12 E B-H