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Faith Schools – Fair Admissions Campaign – Richy Thompson

19th August 2015 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 Faith Schools – Fair Admissions Campaign – Richy Thompson

Did you know that 1.2 million state school places in England and Wales are subject to religious admissions criteria? Did you know that these schools can prioritise not just those of a certain faith but also those of other faiths over those of no faith? And did you know that these admissions policies don’t just segregate schools religiously but also ethnically and socio-economically? Richy Thompson, BHA Campaigns Manager, will talk about the Fair Admissions Campaign and how you can help open up all state-funded schools to all children, without regard to religion.

Richy Thompson is the Campaigns Manager at the British Humanist Association, working on issues from across the BHA’s public policy remit. From May 2011 to February 2015 he was the Faith Schools and Education Campaigns Officer, and before that he was the President of the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies. As a student at the University of Oxford he founded Oxford Atheists, Secularists and Humanists and led the organisation of the first Oxford Think Week.

Richy is a member of the advisory group of the Sex Education Forum, on the steering groups of the Accord Coalition for inclusive education and the Fair Admissions Campaign, a representative of the BHA at the Religious Education Council for England and Wales, and the humanist representative and Vice Chair of Lambeth Standing Advisory Council on RE. 

Brockway Room. Doors open at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 p.m.

Please arrive early to have a glass of wine from our CLHG Charity Wine Bar and to find a seat and chat with other members.

Any profits from the wine bar will be donated to Richy’s chosen charity, The British Humanist Association. 

Please note, we now charge an entrance fee of £2 to help towards the hire of the venue and equipment. If you feel you can afford to give more, we would be very grateful. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

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