The Northampton Diocesan Office for RE, Catechesis and Schools (NORES) recently hosted a conference for over 70 A-level Religious Studies students from schools across our diocese in the diocesan centre at Holy Ghost, Luton. The day combined presentations on topics relevant to their study with a workshop enabling students from different schools to work together on common tasks. It proved to be a lively day with some impressive theological and philosophical contributions from the students themselves. Students were also able to take advantage of live polling software to offer their feedback on a variety of topics and questions dealt with during the day. Professor Anthony Towey, from St Mary’s University Twickenham, led a session on the ‘Person of Jesus in Eschatological Perspectives’. It is to be hoped that the conference will inspire students and help them gain new perspectives in their studies. It remains to thank the teachers and students from Cardinal Newman, Luton, St Bernard’s Grammar, Slough, St Paul’s, Milton Keynes, Thomas Becket, Northampton and St Michael’s, High Wycombe for their great contribution to the day’s success.

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