Corrymeela Learning Seminars, Corrymeela Belfast Office

28 Nov - 27 Feb 2018
Corrymeela Belfast Office, 83 University St. Belfast BT7 1HP

sp1The “Corrymeela Learning Seminars” are run by Corrymeela, usually on the last Tuesday of each month from 4pm to 5.30pm at our Belfast Office, 83 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HP.

The Learning Seminars will cover a varied programme of topics and issues and are part of Corrymeela’s Public Theology initiative.
Everyone is welcome.

Seminars in this series:

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 with Jenny Meegan. Stories from Loyalist and Republican ex–prisoners. A discussion on the findings of an oral history project based on over 90 audio interviews with Loyalist and Republican ex–prisoners, Open University staff, prison education staff and Open University students who were associated with the prisons in a professional capacity during the period of conflict 1972–2000. This collective story provides a unique insight into learning, politics and conflict transformation in the early 1970s in the Maze Long Kesh Compounds, ‘The Open University’s most unusual study centre’.

fidelmaTuesday, 12 December 2017 with Fidelma Ashe. Fidelma will be leading a discussion on findings from an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project that was conducted over a period of 18 months, titled ‘LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict’. The central aims of the project were to facilitate the inclusion of LGBTQ people in developing inclusive visions of peace in Northern Ireland and to provide creative and public spaces for the dissemination of those visions.

Tuesday, 30th January 2018 with Dave Wall. Dave will be talking about the relationship between government and local communities including look at the history of community development policy and its impact on civic engagement and local communities in Northern Ireland. Dave is currently conducting research in this area at Ulster University.

colinTuesday, 27th February 2018 with Colin Harper. Colin Harper is CEO of Camphill Communities Trust (NI). The first Camphill Community (where people with learning disabilities and those without share their lives) was founded in Scotland in 1940. There are 4 Camphill Communities in NI and there are over 100 Communities in over 20 countries across the world.

If you are coming along, please let us know, either email or call 028 9050 8080, tea and coffee will be provided.

The seminars are free, but you are welcome to make a donation if you wish.