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Philosophy, Schools and British Values
14th May 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Alex Farrow is a philosophy teacher and stand-up comedian who will be exploring what he learnt from teaching philosophy in a 6th form college to Muslim and Christian teenagers in East London
What place do philosophy and skepticism have in the school classroom?
What is the “British values agenda” and are British values under attack?
What is the role of the teacher in creating, challenging and shaping the ethical and social opinions of young people?
Alex has been invited to perform stand-up comedy about philosophy everywhere from Mervyn Stutter’s pick of the Edinburgh Fringe, the National Museum of Scotland, music festivals, comedy clubs around the UK and the Oxford University Teaching Awards. He was also Farmington Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford in 2015 researching Philosophy in Schools
He is the host of Jericho Comedy Oxford. Jericho Comedy raised £8,700 for the mental health charity Oxfordshire Mind last year for more information about them visit http://www.jerichocomedy.com/
“witty, positive and talented” – DailyInfo Oxford “An engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!” – **** The Latest, Brighton
£5 on the door to cover costs with any extra raised going to charity