As we all know, our subject area is facing significant challenges and uncertainty about its future. A combination of factors has put our subject area under considerable pressure: including, declining undergraduate admissions, changes in university structures and priorities, changes in the research and disciplinary make-up of the subject area, changes to school-level teaching and examining, challenges to religious literacy, changing demographics, and a global health pandemic.

TRS-UK, as the representative body for those working in the TRS subject area in higher education, will host a 1-day online symposium in part to take stock of the current situation and the challenges facing our subject area, but primarily to share visions of the future for our subject and how it can thrive in the university setting.

We propose to bring together emerging leaders in our subject area to present their visions of a flourishing future for TRS in the UK and to discuss ways of ensuring that the next 10 years will see the growth of our subject at university level.

More details to follow.