City of Norwich School

Sixth Form students enjoy philosophy conference

CNS students recently enjoyed a trip to Cambridge to showcase their knowledge at a philosophy conference.

Teachers from the Philosophy and Ethics department took 32 sixth form pupils to listen to leading scholars, including British theologian Peter Vardy, give their perspective on their A-Level course topics.

Pupils also enjoyed the chance to debate with one another, with a debate on Euthanasia seeing student Nik Land deliver an argument using modern ethical theories that received praise from Vardy, the author of nearly 20 books about religion and ethics. A few pupils also received the opportunity to speak to Vardy personally after the conference.

Miss Powell, a Philosophy teacher at CNS, said:

“The pupils had a fantastic day and came away with some really positive comments.

They were a true credit to the school during this university-style experience and I hope that the trip gave them valuable insight into what it means to be a 21st century philosopher. We look forward to providing similar opportunities in the near future.”