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PERU’s Kirstine Szifris invited as keynote speaker at the Tutor’s Association Conference 2018

PERU’s Kirstine Szifris has been invited to give the closing keynote to the Tutor’s Association conference at the Barbican centre in London on October 16th 2018. Having read her work on the role of Philosophy education in prisons, the Tutor’s…

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MMU hosts Prison Learning Alliance Conference 2018

MMU is proud to be hosting the Prison Learning Alliance (PLA) Conference 2018. The PLA  is an alliance of organisations and individuals who have an interest in prison education. Their aim is to provide vision and expertise in policy and practice…

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Prison Learning Alliance Conference coming to Manchester Metropolitan University in September 2018

PERU is delighted to announce that the Prison Learning Alliance conference is coming to Manchester Metropolitan University in the Autumn. With support and funding from the Department of Sociology and Metropolis, the PLA will be holding its conference…

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Philosophy in prisons

Dr Kirstine Szifris of PERU today presented the findings from her PhD work at the British Sociological Association conference at Northumbria University. She articulated how philosophy encouraged prisoners to listen to each other, develop empathy…

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Teaching philosophy to prisoners can help transform ‘macho’ prison culture

PERU's Kirstine Szifris is an expert in prison education and writes about her experiences of teaching philosophy to long-term prisoners in the UK.  Read in full at The Conversation.

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