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‘Prevent Duty’, Islam and Extremism Seminar – Mapping the Field and Future Projects



This event is now fully booked. Please email if you would like to be added to a reserve list or be informed about similar events.

Current initiatives in counter-terrorism, the fear of extremism in education and the requirement for schools to promote fundamental British values have generated significant issues in relation to the teaching of Islam, freedom of speech and religious and political liberty. Many of the issues raised by these developments from teacher identity and professionalism to the way schools and universities engage with controversial political agendas raise questions about diversity and censorship in all areas of education.

This seminar builds on the successful event last May 2018 and is for researchers and doctoral students currently engaged in research in these areas or for those interested in exploring the different ways in which academics and teachers are negotiating developments in the place of Islam in education, Prevent and extremism.It will provide a space to share ideas, map interests and consider collaborative projects. We aim to provide an opportunity to discuss issues:

  • Prevent Duty, Extremism, Islam
  • Sharing your approaches to investigating these controversial areas
  • Issues raised by research (eg ethical, access)
  • Findings
  • Implications and dissemination
  • Funding opportunities and collaborations.

The ‘sharing’ session will be followed by a ‘mapping the field’ session to see how delegates can collaborate and apply for funding to undertake further research.


10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Welcome and introductions
 Dr Lynn Revell, Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft and Prof Hazel Bryan
10.45 Interactive workshop – participants present and discuss each other’s work
12.15 Working lunch
13.30 Mapping exercise and collaborative projects
15.30 Plenary debate and closing remarks
15.55 Completion of evaluation forms
16.00 Close of event


The BERA Early Career Researcher Network offers a limited amount of bursaries to the value of £75 towards travel for BERA Student Members only.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 250 word statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.