Category: <span>News</span>

CRES Residential 2012

The CRES Annual Gathering at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Nr. Oxford, was held on September 7th & 8th 2012. Our first session was an Open Forum led by Rev Dr John Reader on “The Future of Rural Schools”. He outlined the Academy scheme and what it might mean for schools, both Church of England schools and others. It looks a possibly worrying time for small rural schools and particularly those who have had previous low Ofsted …

Countrywide Care Spring 2012

A new venture! Christian Rural Concern (CRuC) are one of the partners behind CRES. They produce a journal “Countrywide Care” which they circulate to their members. At their last committee meeting the decision was taken to upload the journal to the CRES web site so that others will be able to read it. This Spring 2012 issue is full of interesting articles, many of which are written by present and former CRES students and staff. They …

CRES Summer Field Trip- July 2012

Every year CRES/CRuC/JRI arrange a summer field trip in a different part of the country. This time we were very grateful to Revd. Tim Fox who arranged this year’s field trip to Bentham in Lancashire on SATURDAY 7 JULY. Our party visited Growing With Grace at Clapham and Looking Well at High Bentham. LOOKING WELL is run by Pioneer Projects (Celebratory Arts) Ltd that “uses the arts and celebration to nurture the whole health of individuals and …

18th Feb. 2012 CRES meeting

CRES is a distance learning course, but we do meet several times a year! This gives our students and tutors a chance to meet face to face, and to discuss progress on the course. Three of our meetings every year are at Ripon College Cuddesdon (RCC) as was this one (18th Feb. 2012). About 20 of us were welcomed with coffee and we were then introduced to our first speaker. Dr. Mike Morecroft (Natural England) …

CRES day conference – 12th Nov. 2011

CRES is a distance learning course, but we also like to meet together. We are based at Ripon College, Cuddesdon nr. Oxford, and have three meetings there a year. This report on the day conference on 12th Nov. 2011 is the first meeting of this academic year. People started to arrive at around 10.00am and we had coffee together in the lounge. Martin Hodson (Principal Tutor of CRES) gathered the students, tutors and speakers together …

New Publications from CRES Personnel

This has been a very good year (2011) for publications by CRES Personnel. John Reader (Senior Tutor of the CRES Diploma) was a co-author on “Christianity and the New Social Order – A manifesto for a fairer future.” Margot Hodson (CRES Tutor and JRI Board member) published “Uncovering Isaiah’s Environmental Ethics”, and was co-author with her husband, Martin (Principal Tutor of CRES) on “Climate Change, Faith and Rural Communities.” These three publications give a very …