Skip to content

Irrigating Deserts: Thinking Christianly about education

A day conference for all Christians involved and interested in Education
Saturday 24 September 2016

St. Michael’s Church, Chester Square,
London SW1W 9HH (near Victoria Station) 

Keynote Address
'Mere Education: C.S. Lewis and a Biblical World-view'
Prof. Mark Pike


Aim of the Conference

To provide a collegial forum for Christians involved in education (Heads, Teachers, TAs, Governors, parents and others) to develop a view of education which is authentically Christian and to be equipped to face the social and political challenges in the UK today.


The Programme


Coffee & Registration

10.15Welcome and Biblical reflection - Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali


Keynote Address: 'Mere Education: C.S. Lewis and a Biblical Worldview' - Mark Pike

11.20Responses to the keynote address
11.50Addressing the issues of current concern in the field of Education - Stephen Timms MP and John Glen MP
12.30Lunch (Please bring your own lunch: tea and coffee will be provided)
13.00Seminar options (see below)
Understanding and handling legal issues - Edmund Matyjaszek with Christian ConcernThinking Christianly about the subjects we teach - John DenningAcademisation - Clive Ireson
14.00Plenary: Identifying issues and moving forward - Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali


Principal Speakers

Professor Mark Pike

Professor Mark Pike 

Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education at Leeds University.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

Former Bishop of Rochester.

Stephen Timms MP

Stephen Timms MP

Labour MP for East Ham.

John Glen MP

John Glen MP

Conservative MP for Salisbury.

All are most welcome

To register please click here or send an email to Hugh Bradby:

Cost: A contribution of £10 towards the conference is requested. 





  • Can culture be reclaimed for Christ? Roger Kiska reflects on an example of how God used a man of a humble backgroun… 16 hours 44 min ago
  • The Labour Party has suspended member David Lewis after he was accepted to stand for a women’s only officer positio… 1 day 12 hours ago
  • What would you say if you had to debate an abortionist? Listen to the arguments pro-life campaigner Aisling Hubert… 1 day 21 hours ago
  • Much has been said in response to 's sermon since the last Saturday. We recommend this Angli… 2 days 12 hours ago
  • Please pray for the Irish abortion referendum and for all those who are making the journey home to 2 days 18 hours ago

Subscribe to our emails