Cancelled – RE past, present and future: insights from oral history

26th November 2019 : 17:00 - 18:30

Category: Seminar

Speaker: Elizabeth Russell, University of Worcester

Location: Department of Education, Seminar Room D

Convener: Liam Gearon


About the speaker


Dr Elizabeth Russell has been involved in research, teaching, and course development at the University of Worcester since 2010. Elizabeth’s professional experience is in secondary education, with particular expertise in single-sex and boarding education. Prior to joining the University of Worcester, Elizabeth spent a decade in teaching and subject leadership in schools in the South East, South West and the West Midlands. Elizabeth held a number of roles during this time, including working with sixth form students on Oxbridge and university admissions.

Elizabeth primarily teaches postgraduate students and is also involved in delivering some undergraduate modules. Elizabeth is interested in the philosophical foundations of research and in the use of historical research methods in education. In her own research in the history of education, Elizabeth is influenced by social and cultural history and looks at the interaction between historical discourse and personal narrative. In her doctoral research, Elizabeth used oral history to explore RE teachers’ identities and looked at how former teachers situated themselves within a particular historical space when speaking about their lives in teaching.


About the department of education


In 2019, the University of Oxford’s Department of Education celebrates the 100th year since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. To celebrate our centenary a year-long series of activities will be delivered to address some of the department’s top initiatives for 2019, answer some of the big questions facing education today and to reveal the advancements the department has made to the study of and research in the field of education. Join us as we mark our 100th year and discover more about our anniversary here.

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