News and Events

In our most recent London meetup, Immanuel Online students visited the British Library for an educational morning. During the visit, they had the opportunity to see important historical artefacts and literary works in the context of a Christian worldview.

One of the highlights of the tour was the world's oldest complete bound New Testament, a manuscript of great historical and religious significance. The students got a chance to observe and learn about the preservation of ancient texts and their cultural importance.

We also saw Shakespeare's first folio and Wycliffe's Bible, and also had the chance to explore books written hundreds of years ago, detailing how Christianity came to England!

Another significant artefact they saw was the Magna Carta, a vital legal document from 1215 that laid the foundation for individual rights and the rule of law. The students gained insights into its historical relevance and impact on modern governance.

Additionally, they had the privilege of having lunch with a truly fabulous view - the King George III book collection, an esteemed three-story compilation of valuable literary works. It certainly made for good conversation!

After the visit to the British Library, the students enjoyed a friendly bowling competition at Bloomsbury Lanes, complete with cheesy nachos and drinks.

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A group of Immanuel Online School Year 8 students, their families and a number of tutors travelled from near and far to attend the August meet-up in London which included a first stop at Neal Street Espresso followed by a fantastic guided tour of Biblical history in the British Museum. We were joined by special guests, Steve and Lyn Richards who founded NSWLearning in 1999.

The group met for lunch and a short introductory talk at Neal Street Espresso in Covent Garden. This cafe is a great project run by the Message Trust, which you can learn more about here:

We then walked the short distance to the British Museum (taking in the sights along the way) for a tour led by Ben Virgo of Christian Heritage London. We enjoyed the journey through time as we looked at the Rosetta Stone, the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt and walked through the cultures of Abraham's Sumaria, Israel during the time of the kings and the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires. Ben reflected on the faith of Abraham, the constant lure of idolatry and the work of God in the history of Israel. We finished in the Greco-Roman world with thoughts on the spread of the Gospel into the Gentile world. After a full afternoon of activity and a great chance to meet fellow students and tutors!

We would like to share with you some important news about NSWLearning and Immanuel Online School.

We are very pleased to announce that NSWLearning and Immanuel Online School have agreed to merge.

NSWLearning was launched by Steve and Lyn Richards as the first fully online secondary learning community in the United Kingdom in September 1999.

Immanuel Online School is a new venture in Christian-ethos online education that began in 2021.

In combining NSWLearning and Immanuel Online School, we seek to continue the legacy of NSWLearning and maintain the future provision of NSW courses for students. By working together we believe we can strengthen and develop online secondary education with Christian values in the United Kingdom and internationally.

NSWLearning and Immanuel Online School will work together to administer NSW courses for current and new students from September 2022.

Steve and Lyn will continue in their roles as Educational Director and Administrative Director for the 2022-23 academic year, after which Immanuel Online School will be responsible for the administration of all NSW courses.

If you have any queries or questions about the merger, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The Christian Schools' Trust is holding an online education conference entitled 'Further Up, Further In' for Christian teachers and educationalists on 29-30 October 2021. Speakers include J. John. According to the organisers, the title of the conference comes from The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis, in which 'the call to come "further up and further in" is made to those on the cusp of a great new adventure. As those in education with a distinctively Christian vision, we will be stirred through these events, to 'go deeper' into His plans for us personally and for those we educate.'
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The Association of Christian Teachers is hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration lecture on Monday 22 November 2021 (7:30 pm to 9:00 pm) entitled Is there a place for Christianity in Education? An analysis of the shifting cultural sands of the past 50 years. The lecture will be online and given by Alun Ebenezer, Executive Headmaster of The Fulham Boys School, London.
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