IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Prison life and creative arts: What can they offer to enhance education?

29 June 2022, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

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What life is like behind bars is unimaginable for most - but what can the role of the creative arts offer to enhance the education of prisoners?

This event is free.

Event Information

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Dr Keri Wong

This webinar welcomes experts from the Prison Radio Association (PRA) who will discuss ongoing work in and out or prisons and why they do what they do. We will also hear from experts who now work with PRA and have lived experience of what it’s like in prison and the role of the arts in their life.

At the event we will also hear from a prison educator with extensive working experience in prisons, and the added value of creative arts education in transforming Scottish prisons.

Watch the event recording

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  • Andrew Wilkie and Jules Rowan - Prison Radio Association (PRA)
  • Jim King - Space Art Scotland.


This event will be particularly useful for those interested in criminology, sociology, psychology, prison management, prison education, criminal justice, law, crime, mental health and antisocial behaviour.

    'Blue-Sky Thinking' Seminar Series on Education and Criminal Justice

    This seminar is the fourth in this series.

    The series aims to re-establish the Centre for Education and Criminal Justice as the knowledge exchange hub for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to collaborate on collecting, improving, and disseminating the best and most promising evidence and practice in the field and internationally. It gives researchers and practitioners a space to discuss the 'blue-sky thinking' in education and criminal justice that is much needed in the current system.

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