Philosophy and RS

Philosophy and Religious Studies are distinct subjects within the School timetable, but the name of the Department is a reminder that a rigorous philosophical approach can be combined with sensitivity to those dimensions of religion which cannot be understood in purely intellectual terms.

Religious Studies can transform students' assessments of themselves, and their understanding of the world in which we live. It creates an atmosphere in which challenging questions can be raised and discussed openly, and it gives the students a chance to grapple with difficult ideas and issues, discovering their own sense of values through this process.