CRES

Definitely Rural and Environmental

Definitely Rural and Environmental For some years now we have held the CRES residential in Ripon College Cuddesdon nr. Oxford in September. We have decided to open up the Friday (2nd September 2016) of the residential to day visitors as we have an excellent and very interesting programme. In the afternoon we will visit a natural burial ground, a composting toilet at a small chapel, and a local farm shop. In the evening Dr Richard …

Climate Change after Paris

Saturday 23rd April 2016- CRES Day at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Dr Paul Chambers We have now fixed the programme for our CRES Day on April 23rd 2016 (10.00am to 4.00pm). These days are now opened up to a wider audience and are very pleased to welcome Dr Paul Chambers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to be our guest speaker. Paul will give two talks on “Climate change, Paris and the Global Response” and “Climate …

CRES Day 7th November 2015

Saturday 7th November 2015- CRES Day at Ripon College Cuddesdon with Chris Naylor and Martin & Margot Hodson The first CRES day of the new academic year! We are very pleased to welcome Chris Naylor to be our guest speaker in the morning. Chris is Executive Director of A Rocha International, and has recently written a book “Postcards from the Middle East: How our family fell in love with the Arab world.” In the afternoon Margot and I …

CRES Residential Report 2015

CRES Residential Report: September 2015 (Friday 4th  and Saturday 5th September 2015) For many years CRES has been running an annual residential at Ripon College Cuddesdon (nr. Oxford) in September.  This year it was on Friday and Saturday 4th/5th September. We had an excellent programme on the Friday, starting with an introduction to Abingdon Hydro from Dr. Richard Riggs. After lunch this was followed by a field trip to the innovative community scheme that is looking at …

CRES Day Conference- November 8th 2014

The first CRES Day of the new academic year! There were sixteen of us, including students, tutors, steering group members, and a number of external people. We were very pleased to welcome Andy and Carol Kingston-Smith, co-founders of the jusTice initiative to be our speakers. The morning sessions explored the connections between the medieval carnival and biblical principles of social justice, examining, in particular, the three themes of social inversion, laughter and the banquet. In the afternoon session the focus …

New External Examiner

We are pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Dunlop has agreed to become the next external examiner for CRES. Sarah is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. Currently working on a project to study the social engagement of mega churches in London, Sarah is a practical theologian who specialises in empirical research to study contemporary ecclesiology. Sarah will take up this role with immediate effect, but we …