Friday, October 24, 2014

RPE Diwali trip 2014 - pics and stuff!

On the way..
We bought lots..

Hop over to Philosvids - to see video from our trip last night - or pics via the RPE Flickr site.. 

See you for Diwali 2015!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Visit to Crucible 2 exhibition / Gloucester Cathedral

Hot on the heels of the Diwali trip, we are having an RPE (all years) visit to Gloucester Cathedral to see the Crucible 2 Sculpture event before it closes..

For some background on the event see 

The plan is to visit on Wednesday 29th October. We will meet at 2pm - in Gloucester - outside the Cathedral. You can (if you have transport) drive there - but otherwise get the bus: the Gold 94 is your best option - see - more details to follow here (and the RPE Facebook group).
The cloisters of the Cathedral (Harry Potter fans may recognise)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Diwali trip tickets - now online..

Hi, as noted in a recent post, we are off to Leicester soon, for the 2014 Diwali Celebrations, Fireworks, etc..

Book your place on the coach trip at HERE..

Leicester Council now have an online, interactive, book for this year's event:

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Cheltenham Literature Festival..

Our students at the University of Gloucestershire, are involved with Cheltenham Literature Festival - they attend (we have some free tickets for students across Humanities subjects), they tweet, and - in this case - they interview.

Over the fence in English Literature here (over the quad, technically, but we're all in the Humanities!) a student interviewed one of the event organisers - and you can read the interview HERE

International Centre for Biblical Interpretation seminars - all welcome

The International Centre for Biblical Interpretation at the University of Gloucestershire is holding a series of seminars - to which all are welcome.

Hop over to our sister blog - Theology & Religious Studies at Glos: HERE for details..  The rest of the TRS blog pages can be seen at

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September Open Day..

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Thanks to all who came to today's Open Day: it was a busy, cookie-eating, coffee-sustained adventure in the marquee.

If you missed it - don't panic! There are more events - see HERE for information about other upcoming Open Days..

As ever, the links above will tell you more about the RPE Course at Gloucestershire - and you can also take a look at the University's official RPE page at

Thursday, September 25, 2014

RPE Diwali trip - October 23rd

This year the RPE Diwali trip to Leicester will be on the evening of October 23rd: on-line shop for tickets will be up soon - I'll email all students once it is.. The cost will be minimal, just a small contribution towards the coach hire.
Pictures of previous RPE visits are also visible via scrolling through the RPE Flickr site at but here's some anyway: 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics - Open Days at the University of Gloucestershire..

We have three Open Days this term - so if you want to find out more about Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) here at Gloucestershire (at the FCH Campus in Cheltenham). Find out more at:

How do students rate us? See our National Student Survey Results:

And click these images, to enlarge, to see how Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at the University of Gloucestershire did in the recent National Student Survey... (hint - we scored 100% for Overall Student Satisfaction..)

Monday, September 15, 2014


So - today is probably the most exciting day of the year: we meet the new RPE First Year..

If you are one of these wise people - it's probably worth joining the RPE Facebook group at   You can see more about the staff (so you can remember who is who!) HERE

This week is full of activity - and the Induction schedule can be seen via HERE.

Any questions - just find, or email, one of the tutors - or those helpful Student Ambassador types hanging round campus will be happy to help..

See you in the Welcome meeting, the Course briefing, at the free lunch grill BBQ thing, and - of course - on Twitter at @RPEatGlos  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics gets 100% Overall Student Satisfaction in National Student Survey! (and Clearing 2014)

As A-Level students anxiously await their results, Universities got the equivalent yesterday - in the form of their NSS (National Student Survey) scores. Although there are various scores, the headline one is Overall Student Satisfaction. 

RPE has tended to be in the 80 and 90% area - but this year we can celebrate a result of:
 100% Overall Student Satisfaction

We are quite pleased - so here's a little video to demonstrate the RPE mood here at FCH Campus today..

We also have some places on this 100% Satisfying course left via clearing - so for your last chance to join us on Religion, Philosophy & Ethics here - visit 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Philosophy of Sport - new video interviews

Over at our video blog, we have a series of new video-interviews about the Philosophy of Sport. They involve interview with Dr Emily Ryall, and can be seen at

Topics include sport as morally educational, sport as art, and whether we should regard sporting greats as heroes or role models.

Dr Ryall also wrote one of the (according to our stats) most popular posts on this blog. Back in 2007 she looked at some of the basic issues that impact on the issues of defining what sport is. You can read the post at 

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Open Day: September 27th next, plus on-line info about the RPE degree

As you can see from the pictures, the sun (mostly) shone on our June Open Days.
If you missed them, the next big one for Undergraduate courses - including Religion, Philosophy & Ethics, is 27th September 2014.

Visit to book a place

In the meantime - you can follow us at all these on-line locations:

Dr William Large talks to visitors..
 They should provide plenty more info - but the most practical item is probable the map of actual modules that make up the RPE degree. To see them - click HERE, to see the Course Map.

From the (exciting) subject talk..

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wicca, Western Esotericism, UFO religion, Spiritism and more...

In preparation for the module H6502: Emergent Spiritualities - which starts the coming academic year- I've been adding some new material to - such as this video on Wicca, or the one further down of 'Otherkin':

All the ones for the new module are tagged HM6502 if you want to find just this series of videos on this set of topics - click: