PLAN Events

PLAN Events

PLAN's aim is to raise the profile, quality and impact of all levels of prison education by promoting and supporting rigorous and collaborative research, consultation and dissemination. One way of doing this is by creating and supporting events that further will reinforce the research community.

On this page you have the opportunity to read through our upcoming and previous events.If you have any question, please contact ...


Upcoming Events

PLAN Seminar Series: Diversity in Prisoner Education

This year our PLAN seminars will explore issues around diversity in prisoner education.

On the 21st March, between 1-2.30pm, colleagues at the Centre for Education in Justice at UCL will be hosting the first of this year's PLAN seminars.

Dr. David Maguire, Dr. Jon Swaine and Prof. Jane Hurry will be discussing 'Masculinities, Learning and Education: prisoners and army recruits'.

For further information see here. To reserve your space, contact Morwenna.

Previous Events

Academic Symposium 2017: For the 2017 Academic Symposium, Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) were very proud to partner with the School of Law at Royal Holloway, University of London, who hosted the event on their campus in Egham, Surrey. The Symposium revisited the theme of 'Academic Prisons' and followed previous Symposium events hosted by the University of Oxford in 2014, the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge in 2015 and at

London South Bank University in 2016.

Academic Symposium 2016: This year Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) were delighted to partner with the Department of

Education at London South Bank University, focusing on the learning needs of young people under 18 and young adults both whilst in custody and through the gate. This years academic symposium was an excellent opportunity for PET to gather evidence for this area of work, as well as to use the findings from the day to feed into a briefing document for the Charlie Taylor review into youth justice commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. 

Academic Symposium 2015: Here you can read about contributions on international approaches, subjects ranging from philosophy and law, and working with different groups, such as young people or those with different learning needs. Academics shared not just research but fascinating insights into what they had learned through running new partnerships with prisons, such as between Cambridge University and HMP Grendon where Dr Ruth Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow talked about how everyone in their class, university students and prisoners alike had to overcome their preconceptions. 

PLA Conferences: The Prisoner Learning Alliance holds its Annual Conference each Autumn. The event brings together experts, including prison staff, the third sector and policy makers, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the current prison education climate, and how best to drive reform forward.The conferences also host the PLA Awards, which recognise teachers, officers, peer mentors and others who have made an inspiring contribution to education in their prison.