MSWInternational Events *


Feb 2021

Study Day at Middlesex University UK (details TBA)




July 2021

Virtual Conference


(details TBA)


Sept 2021

Study day in North West University in Potchefstroom South Africa
(details TBA)

Conferences in which members may be interested




16Inclusive Church’s Annual General Meeting for 2020 combined with Annual Lecture by June Boyce-Tillman at Manchester Cathedral

The title of June’s talk will be ‘A Little of What You Fancy: Carnival, Chaos and the Christian Tradition’.

‘The Church (particularly the Protestant traditions ) have often confused unity with uniformity. This has meant that liturgy is often tightly controlled and order highly rated. This has meant that more and more people – by reason of disability, age, ethnicity sexuality gender, financial position and so on – have been pushed either to the margins or out of it altogether.


Manchester, UK

JULY 14/16


Advancing teaching, learning and research in practical theology. 2020 Annual Conference.

The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology is an active forum for practitioners, teachers and researchers in the broad field of practical theology.

In an era when scientists warn there is limited time left in which to reverse the most catastrophic effects of climate change, BIAPT 2020 will turn its attention to this most urgent of issues and to wide ranging engagement with ecological thinking.

Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK





Education Formation and The Church II 

A two-day academic conference, organized by researchers from the Theological University in Kampen and Apeldoorn.

In Christian education we are used to expressions such as “growth”, “talents” and “human flourishing”. According to current pedagogical and psychological approaches, it seems that human perfection sets the standard. The emphasis on the positive side of belief in human formation somehow risks losing sight of the reality of sin and brokenness.



AUG 23/29




XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR

Hosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand August 23-29, 2020.

While welcoming contributions on any topic in the academic study of religion, this year’s Congress will have the theme of Centres and Peripheries.




AUG 24/28


ECER 2020, Glasgow Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities

The ECER 2020 in Glasgow intends to interrogate the capacity of educational research to address the complexity of the challenges that are encountered in connecting and reconnecting communities in contemporary Europe.


University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

JUNE 21/23


Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer in Northern Ireland, will give a keynote speech. Dr McBride has been closely involved in the development of the new Health and Social Care structures in Northern Ireland .

We will also hear about the wonderful Our Future Foyle project, a collaboration between the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA, the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland and Urban Scale Interventions.


JULY 04/09


PASMAE and ISME Africa Regional Conference

The theme of the Conference is Equity and Diversity in Musical Arts Education, with subthemes as Instructional methodologies in musical arts education, Inclusivity and access, Cultural policy in Africa, Musical Arts Education and Technologies, Musical Arts Creativity, Improvisation and Composition, Research in musical arts, Education and Musical Arts in the Community and health, well-being and spirituality in musical arts.



SEPT 27/



Cultural Diversity in Music Education conference

The Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME) conference has provided a platform for the exchange of practices, experiences, research and philosophies on cultural diversity in music education since 1992. In 2021, the CDIME XV international conference will be hosted by the research entity, Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications, at the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

    Potchefstroom, South Africa

DEC 8/12


European Music therapy Conference at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

QMU is the only music therapy training provider in Scotland. Music therapy is situated within the School of Health Sciences and the Division of Occupational Health and Arts Therapies, and over the years has attracted students from across Europe and beyond. Renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society, QMU has widely recognised expertise in health and rehabilitation, as well as creativity and culture.