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 youtube.com/thesikhway
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 9 October

4-6pm

Y.2 Sikh Studies

Introduction to Shabad Analysis

Singh Sabha Southall

Giani Ditt Singh Hall, Park Ave
Gurdwara location

Introducing the differing interpretations of the Guru Granth Sahib and walking through how we can utilise them.

Thursday 14 October

6.30-8pm

Introduction to Sikh Studies

Taster session

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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

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 14 Workshop

MUST RSVP

Singh Sabha Southall

Giani Ditt Singh Hall, Park Ave
Gurdwara location

The New World – a Week 14 workshop bringing Year 1 Sikh Studies to a close. Open to any past or present Y.1 student.

Wednesday 20 October

7.30-9pm

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!

Thursday 21 October

6.30-8pm

Introduction to Sikh Studies

Taster session

Sikh Education Council

Southampton

Director General’s House, 15 Rockstone Place, SO15 2EP

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

Friday 22 October

6.30-8pm

Introduction to Sikh Studies

Taster session

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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 23 October

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Taster session

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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!

Wednesday 27 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 28 October

6.30-8pm

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

Thursday 28 October

7.30-9pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 1 – The Beginning

Sikh Education Council

Southampton

Director General’s House, 15 Rockstone Place, SO15 2EP

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 1 – The Beginning

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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

Thursday 28 October

6-7.30pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 2 – The Khalsa

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Hitchin

Nishaan

Central London Uni TBC
University location

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

Saturday 30 October

6.30-8pm

Y.1 Sikh Studies

Week 2 – The Khalsa

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 – 

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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