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ResearchED Belfast


Release date: Friday 12 January 2024

A County Antrim school will become the first in Northern Ireland to stage a prestigious conference dedicated to sharing education research. On Saturday 28 September 2024, Carrickfergus Grammar School will host a day of talks featuring world-renowned experts, and local practitioners, helping teachers bridge the gap between research and practice.

ResearchED, which was founded by Tom Bennett in 2013, has organised events around world including in London, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, Cape Town, Chile, Melbourne and Toronto. ResearchEd Belfast, organised by Carrickfergus Grammar School, in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, will be the first event of this kind in the region.

Alex Quigley, bestselling author and specialist in education research and literacy, will be one of ReseachEd Belfast’s keynote speakers, with many other exciting names to be announced soon. Tickets are expected to be available on sale via Eventbrite in March 2024. To keep up with future updates, follow Twitter/X handle: @researchEDBelf.

In January 2021, Carrickfergus Grammar became the first school in Northern Ireland to appoint a Director of Research. Recently, as founding members of the Cognitive Science Network, teachers at the school have worked with prominent experts in the field of education research, including Kate Jones, Tom Sherrington, Bradley Busch and


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