Institute of Education


Education for offenders - aspirational and engaging education for all

08 July 2016, 9:30 am

prison education

CECJS annual international conference supported by Sir John Cass's Foundation.

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Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System (CECJS)


Elvin Hall
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

Our annual international conference was held this year on 8 July.

We had an exciting array of speakers, including Nick Hardwick (Royal Holloway), Annet Bakker (European Prison Education Association), David Lammy MP, Cormac Behan (Sheffield University), Alan Smith (writer) and David McGuire.

Proceedings were opened by Professor Becky Francis, UCL Institute of Education's new Director and Helen Meixner from the Sir John Cass's Foundation.

Video of conference introductions and main speakers:

There were also ten workshops held during the day:

  • Art, Creativity and the road to rehabilitation - Clare Brunner and Ruth Williams (Watts Gallery)
  • CPD for prisons - Jane Hurry and Lynne Rogers (CECJS)
  • Transforming Rehabilitation - Alex Arblaster (Ingeus)
  • Film making from scratch: an insight into the life experiences of people who have offended - Maria Karazanou and John Vorhaus

You can find a zip file of resources from these workshops on the Welcome and Introduction video on Media Central.