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Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

The RPE course at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Welcome to new RPE students!

As we approach the start of term – a quick post to welcome all the RPE students joining us! There are loads of archives here of posts – and will be new ones shortly… In the meantime, feel…

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Uni Glos RPE host ISKCON spokespersons

This week level 4 students were fortunate to meet Radha Mohan Das and Nila Madhva Das from the International Society of Krishna Consciousness’ main temple and headquarters for the tradition in the UK, Bhaktivedanta Manor. We were immersed…

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Uni Glos RPE students immersed in major Hindu festival.

After 18 months of lock down and several major Hindu festival dates missed Religion, Philosophy and Ethics students from University of Gloucestershire were really privileged to be invited to the Shri Sanatan Dharm mandir in Alperton, West London,…

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Uni Glos RPE and Heathen’ism’

Today our new level four students were incredibly fortunate to spend a couple hours in the company of Stuart Brogan a prominent spokesperson and author for and in Heathenism. Stuart offered an amazingly interesting insight in to the…

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Uni Glos RPE 100% for student satisfaction second year running and ranked 1st in UK for student satisfaction, 2021 National Student Survey.

For the second year running Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at University of Gloucestershire have scored 100% in terms of overall student satisfaction according to the 2021 National Students Survey as well as being ranked 1st for UK student…

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Uni Glos RPE: Avebury! first field-trip since Lockdown.

Students of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics managed to escape the drab and dreary memories of the last few months, at least for a while, and entered the beautiful ritual landscape of Avebury Stones in Wiltshire. This ancient place,…

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UFO Religions at Uni of Glos with Guest Speaker Eric Ostling (Stockholm University)

That was an excellent session! Eric Ostling of Stockholm University joined us in cyberspace last week to guide level 6 students through the cosmologically mind bending universe of UFO religions. Eric, who has been involved in a number…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: International Society for Krishna Consciousness from Ty Krishna Cymru.

Whoa, this was an excellent student session with our longstanding friends from The Cardiff ISKCON centre (ISKCON – Tŷ Krishna Cymru (tykrishna.cymru). This week we were joined by the venerable spiritual master Tarakanathadas (pictured) and prominent spokesperson Mantrirajadas…

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Uni Glos RPE Guest Speakers: New Kadampa Buddhism in Cheltenham.

This week students examining the sacred landscape of Cheltenham spent some time on line with Opel and Ellie from the NKT Akanishta meditation centre in the city (Meditation & Buddhism in the Cotswolds. (meditationincheltenham.org.uk). The intention of this…

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The Baha’i community are Uni Glos Religion, Philosophy an Ethics Guest Speakers: Sustainability and the Environmental Crisis

This week students involved in examining the relationship between various religious communities and their response to the current environmental crisis we provided with a really interesting and interactive session on the Baha’i tradition and the various projects that…

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Uni Glos Religion, Philosophy an Ethics Guest Speakers: Rev. Roger Widdecombe of St. Pauls

This week students exploring the nature and location of religion in Cheltenham had the opportunity to discuss the place of St.Pauls Church in the city’s religious and spiritual landscape. Roger provided students with an energetic and dynamic set…

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