This week we welcomed Roseland Community College, Newquay Tretherras, Treviglas Community College and Richard Lander for the second of our annual ethics conferences, The Only Way is Ethics, part of the Cornwall Education Partnership initiative for GCSE students. The school also welcomed guest speaker Dr Peter Baron, a highly experienced educator, teacher-trainer and author, who presented lectures in the Burrell Theatre on Should I save a stranger? The origins of morality and Morality and film: Mark’s Gospel and Chocolat.
Dr Baron was educated at Oxford University and completed his PhD in Philosophy and Theology at Newcastle University. He taught Politics, Philosophy and Economics for many years before becoming a writer and conference speaker. He is author of ten A Level text books and developed online learning resources and currently coordinates a philosophy community of over 700 schools.
Seminars were held in the afternoon to challenge students’ understanding of ethical issues and provide an inspirational platform for future study of the subject. The intention is that this is the second of a series of annual conferences for students and teachers, focussing on a different aspect of religion, philosophy and ethics each year.