Events

QUARTERLY SEMINARS

The Sikh Education Council hosts a series of quarterly seminars open to any member of the public who is interested in the subject matter. These offer the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker or two on a specific topic related to the Sikh way of life; attendees are encouraged to comment and question the content so that the speaker can build on their research, ultimately publishing a paper detailing their findings. Information about upcoming quarterly seminars can be found below – please ensure you RSVP as capacity can be limited by venue restrictions.

Autumn Seminar 2021

10am-12pm, Sunday 5 September
YOUTUBE LIVE from Giani Ditt Singh Hall, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall
In conversation on Giani Ditt Singh
Sardar Avtar Singh, Dr Sikander Singh, and Dr Pargat Singh

Winter Seminar 2021

10am-1pm, Sunday 26 December
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Raising the Sahibzade of today‘, Harwinder Singh

Spring Seminar 2022

10am-1pm, Sunday 20 March
LOCATION TBC
Paper TBA‘, Speaker TBA

Summer Seminar 2022

10am-1pm, Sunday 19 June
LOCATION TBC
Paper TBA‘, Speaker TBA

ALL EVENTS CALENDAR

Our comprehensive events calendar below comprises class day/time/venue information for our Sikh Studies course, as well as other SEC events.

Please ensure that you are eligible to attend and have RSVP’d to any Year 2 or Year 3 classes before travelling as our capacity is limited – visit the VLE to do so.

Saturday 24 July

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 5 – The Resurgance

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

The re-emergence of statehood under Khalsa doctrine and the relationships of the Sikh Misls

Saturday 31 July

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 6 – The Raj

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

The Punjab under the rule of Maharja Ranjit Singh and the onslaught of the British Empire

Wednesday 4 August

9am-5pm

Fun Day

Held in collaboration with Sri Guru Singh Sabha Hitchin

RSVP online

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Hitchin

Singh Sabha Hitchin

50 Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. SG4 0TP
Gurdwara location

A day to celebrate the role of play in the lives of children and young people in the community.

Saturday 7 August

4-6pm

Y.2 Sikh Studies

Introduction to the Guru Granth Sahib

SEC Research Centre

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

An overview of how the Guru Granth Sahib is structured, who contributed towards it and why it was established.

Saturday 7 August

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 7 – The Stand

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

Punjab and Sikhdom circa 1849 focusing on Bhai Maharaj Singh & the Anglo-Sikh relationship

Saturday 14 August

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 8 – The Reformers

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

The work of the reformist Nirankari sect and the Kuka movement looking at personalities such as Bhai Ram Singh

Saturday 21 August

4-6pm

Y.3 Sikh Studies

Ardas

MUST RSVP – check VLE

SEC Research Centre

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

An exploration of the Ardas, its evocation and the role it plays in the life of a Sikh

Saturday 21 August

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 9 – The Revolt

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

Evaluating British-Sikh relationships leading up to the turn of the 19th century and studying the emergence of the Chief Khalsa Diwan and the Singh Sabha movement.

Saturday 28 August

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 10 – The Establishment

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

Analysing Gurdwara reform, Babbar-Akali lehir, Gaddar Party, arrival of the SGPC and Punjab’s Partition.

Saturday 4 September

4-6pm

Y.2 Sikh Studies

The Making of the Khalsa

SEC Research Centre

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

Analysis of the journey and ideology that led to the formation of the Khalsa.

Saturday 4 September

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 11 – The Struggle

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

Following the Punjabi Suba movement from language, river redirection and border realignment.

Saturday 11 September

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 12 – The Migration

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

Studying trends in Sikh diaspora, the reasons for mass migration and socio-economic policies in the Punjab throughout the second half of the 20th Century.

Saturday 18 September

4-6pm

Y.3 Sikh Studies

Ardas

MUST RSVP – Check VLE

SEC Research Centre

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

An exploration of the Ardas, its evocation and the role it plays in the life of a Sikh

Saturday 18 September

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 13 – The Challenge

Singh Sabha Southall

Lodge House, Park Avenue
Gurdwara location

The Sikhs and the Indian Govt from 1978-1999, evaluating the position of Diaspora and Punjabi Sikhs.

Thursday 14 October

6-7.30pm

Introduction to Sikh Studies

Taster session

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Nishaan

Central London Uni TBC
University location

Come along to a taster session on what the Sikh Studies course is all about and work out if it’s for you!

Saturday 16 October

6.30-8pm

Introduction to Sikh Studies

Taster session

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

Come along to a taster session on what the Sikh Studies course is all about and work out if it’s for you!

Sunday 17 October

1.30-3pm

Introduction to Sikh Studies

Taster session

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Hitchin

Singh Sabha Hitchin

50 Wilbury Way, SG4 0TP
Gurdwara location

Come along to a taster session on what the Sikh Studies course is all about and work out if it’s for you!

Wednesday 20 October

7.30-9pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 1 – The Beginning

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Hitchin

Singh Sabha Hitchin

50 Wilbury Way, SG4 0TP
Gurdwara location

Guru Nanak and the 239 year period of time in which the Sikh way of life was established

Thursday 21 October

6-7.30pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 1 – The Beginning

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Hitchin

Nishaan

Central London Uni TBC
University location

Guru Nanak and the 239 year period of time in which the Sikh way of life was established

Saturday 23 October

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 1 – The Beginning

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

Guru Nanak and the 239 year period of time in which the Sikh way of life was established

Saturday 30 October

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 2 – The Khalsa

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

The culmination of Guru Nanak’s ideology in 1699 and the dual relationship of Panth and Guru Granth

Saturday 6 November

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 3 – The Republic

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Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

The establishment of the 1st Khalsa Republic by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and the Khalsa

Saturday 13 November

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 4 – The Annihilation

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

The holocaust of the 18th century, repeated Afghan invasion and the devastation visited upon the Sikh people from all sides

Saturday 20 November

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 5 – The Resurgance

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

The re-emergence of statehood under Khalsa doctrine and the relationships of the Sikh Misls

Saturday 27 November

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 6 – The Raj

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

The Punjab under the rule of Maharja Ranjit Singh and the onslaught of the British Empire

Saturday 4 December

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 7 – The Stand

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

Punjab and Sikhdom circa 1849 focusing on Bhai Maharaj Singh & the Anglo-Sikh relationship

Saturday 5 February

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 8 – The Reformers

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

The work of the reformist Nirankari sect and the Kuka movement looking at personalities such as Bhai Ram Singh

Saturday 12 February

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 9 – The Revolt

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

Evaluating British-Sikh relationships leading up to the turn of the 19th century and studying the emergence of the Chief Khalsa Diwan and the Singh Sabha movement.

Saturday 19 February

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 10 – The Establishment

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

Analysing Gurdwara reform, Babbar-Akali lehir, Gaddar Party, arrival of the SGPC and Punjab’s Partition.

Saturday 26 February

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 11 – The Struggle

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

Following the Punjabi Suba movement from language, river redirection and border realignment.

Saturday 5 March

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 12 – The Migration

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

Studying trends in Sikh diaspora, the reasons for mass migration and socio-economic policies in the Punjab throughout the second half of the 20th Century.

Saturday 12 March

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 13 – The Challenge

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

The Sikhs and the Indian Govt from 1978-1999, evaluating the position of Diaspora and Punjabi Sikhs.

Saturday 19 March

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 14 – 

Singh-Sabha-Slough-logo

Singh Sabha Slough

Sheehy Way, SL2 5SS
Gurdwara location

STUDENTS + FELLOWS ONLY EVENTS

We encourage all SEC students + fellows, past and present, to keep physically active and to socialise in the spirit of developing a productive Sangat. Accordingly, throughout the year we facilitate a number of fun competitive activities to engage in where we get the chance to meet informally, test ourselves and build relationships. These events are open to current and past students of our educational programmes as well as volunteers of the Council – full information can be found on the VLE.

Gaming Day

January

Badminton tournament

February

Chess Tournament

March

Debate Contest

March

Paintball

May

Shooting Day

July

Laser Tag Day

October

Football & Netball Day

November