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Grace Dent - Radio 4 Appeal

12 Dec 2019 | Fundraising | Fundraising

PET’s Radio 4 Appeal airs on 15 December

Prisoners’ Education Trust’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal airs this Sunday 15 December, presented by columnist, broadcaster and novelist Grace Dent.

Attendees engaged in a lecture at PLAN's event 'Putting Pedagogy into Practise'

04 Dec 2019 | Events , PLAN , Research | University

Putting Prison Pedagogy into Practice

On 6th November, we held our second PLAN seminar in the current series, bringing practitioners and researchers together, from a range of disciplines, to build and strengthen the knowledge base around prison education

PET poster excerpt

15 Nov 2019 | Distance learning | Distance Learning

Introducing a clearer way to apply to PET

After a successful trial in six prisons, PET has launched its new application form for distance learning across England and Wales.

02 Oct 2019 | Governance , PET news | Press release

Prisoners’ Education Trust appoints five new trustees

Prisoners’ Education Trust has appointed five new trustees, including a charity campaigner, a former Ministry of Justice senior official, and the 2019 FE Leader of the Year.

Graphic of runners

23 Sep 2019 | Fundraising

Prisoners’ Education Trust: Save the Date

Prisoners’ Education Trust are excited to be celebrating our 30th birthday and we are delighted to launch an appeal to raise £130,000 to ensure more prisoners can benefit from our distance learning courses, advice and guidance. We have a number of ways you can get involved in our celebrations, including a range of new and exciting events taking place.

19 Aug 2019 | Prison/university partnerships , University study | Blogs , PUPiL , University

“I couldn’t imagine my life without it”

Rowan Mackenzie is a PhD Researcher at University of Birmingham and since early 2018 has been helping to bring Shakespeare behind bars at a number of prisons. Today we hear from Rowan and from the Gallowfield Players, a theatre company at HMP Gartree

31 Jul 2019 | Education , Events , Prison/university partnerships , Science | PUPiL

Roots to STEM: bringing science education to prisons

Space, coding and the science of sleep were all part of the equation at the PUPiL network’s latest event, as we heard from experimental projects that push the boundaries of what is usually possible in prisons. 

Books at HMP Pentonville

31 Jul 2019 | Government policy | Policy

A summer reading list for our new Justice ministers

The new Justice ministers have just taken on huge and urgent responsibilities. If they find time for some background reading around prisons, what might that be, and what messages could they draw from it?

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