About

Socrel, the Sociology of Religion BSA Study Group, is a successful, internationally recognised study group with a 40 year history of engaging events, and high quality research.

We pride ourselves in the number and range of opportunities we provide. Every year, Socrel organises a 3 day annual conference, a Chair’s Response day, and PG-ECR events. It also holds an Essay Competition, the Peter B. Clarke Essay Prize, as well as a funding competition, the Seed Corn Funding Competition, whereby winners can be awarded up to £5000 to support the development of significant and innovative work in the Sociology of Religion.

Socrel is not only an intellectual community, which welcomes PG-ECRs, academics and high-profile professors alike, but is also a pastoral and supportive group. Our PG/ECR events as well as out Mentoring Scheme for Women for instance demonstrate our engagement and commitment to support our Members.

If you are a BSA member, you can join Socrel for free. To become a member, please click here.

Socrel abides by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Charity Code of Ethics. Click here to download a draft copy.