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Alan Brown

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies/Primary Education

Institute of Education

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855076

I have always enjoyed being a teacher and appreciate working in a team. I started teaching in secondary schools then went into Higher Education before becoming a senior education officer for the Church of England. I was President of the Intereuropean Commission on Church and School for six years organising and running conferences across Europe before arriving in Worcester. I have also worked as an A level examiner in Religious Ethics and as a part-time adviser to the Worcestershire Local Authority. I trained Church of England inspectors for 10 years and have inspected over 6oo CofE schools. So I am a bit of a magpie!

I enjoy working as part of a team, as teachers have to be sociable and co-operative people



M. Phil 1968 Leeds University
B.A. (2.1) Theology 1965 Leeds University 

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Religious Education,

Values Education,

Spiritual and Moral Development,

Cross-curricular teaching.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

The Shap Working Party on World Religions in Education; Association of RE Advisers. Inspectors and Consultants.



Brown, A. (2012) Church School as Safe Schools in Two Hundred Years of Anglican Schools: 1811-2011 (ed. H. Worsley) Continuum: London

Brown, A. (2010) Twelve Years of Hard Labour: Some Trends and Changes in Religious Education in England in ‘Panorama’ the Intercultural Journal of Interdisciplinary Ethical and Religious Studies for Responsible Research Arbeitbereich Religionspädagogik und Medienpädagogik , der Ev. Luth. Landeskirche in Branschweig, Wolfenbüttle January 2010

Brown, A, (2007) Christianity in Ethics in World Religions Lawton, C. & Morgan, P. (Eds) EUP Edinburgh

Brown, A. (2006) Christianity QED London

Brown, A. (2005) Die ‘Shap Working Party zu Weltreligionen in der Bildung’ in Handbuch Interreligiöses Lernen Schreiner, P, Sieg, U. Elsenbast,V Gütersloher Verlagshaus.

Brown, A. with Cath Large (2004) What is RE? John Murray London

Brown, A. (2003) Christianity Chrysalis Children’s Books London

Brown, A. (2003) Christianity in World Religions (ed. Debbie Gill CollinsKeys London

Brown, A. (2003) The Times Encyclopaedia of World Religion: ‘Christianity’ Times Books London

Brown, A. (2003) Sacred Texts: The Bible Evans Publishing London

Brown, A. & Broadbent, L. (Eds) (2002) Issues in Teaching Religious Education Routledge London

Brown, A. (2002) Great Religious Leaders - Jesus and Christianity Wayland/Falmer London

Brown, A. & Seaman, A. (2002) Encounter Christianity: To Change the World (Key Stage 2) In Journeys about Jesus, In Questions about Jesus, In Words about Jesus CHP/NS London

Brown, A. & Seaman, A. (2001) Encounter Christianity: In Creation (Key Stage 1) In Journeys, In the Making, In Words CHP/NS London

Brown, A. & Seaman, A. (2001) Feeding Minds and Touching Hearts CHP/NS London

Brown, A. (2001) Religion in New Illustrated World History (Gen. Ed. Patrick O’Brien), Foundry Press London

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

RE Adviser to Worcester LA 2006-1012

External Examiner for a number of universities over the last 10 years

Production of new Agreed RE Syllabus for Worcestershire 2010

Completed Project on the teaching of Christianity in schools 2009

Editor of The Annual Journal of the SHAP Working Party on World Religions in Education