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15th Univ Annual Seminar

Univ Annual SeminarThursday 28 November 2019, 6pm
The Royal Society, London

15th Univ Annual Seminar and Buffet Supper

“Feminism: Where are we now?”

In this 40th anniversary year of the admission of women students to Univ, the 2019 Annual Seminar will focus on the opportunities that campaigns for gender equality have brought women; on the challenges that continue to confront women in study and work; and on the very practical ways in which cultures can be changed.

“Feminism” has many different meanings and purposes. The thoughts of all participants will be welcome on a wide variety of issues, many of them interconnected:

  • the experience of bringing about cultural change in institutions
  • the experience, in a variety of fields, of undertaking of roles once regarded as unusual for women
  • the use of feminist ideas in the development of innovative academic study
  • what it takes for women throughout their lives to flourish together with their families and friends

Brief informal reflections will be offered at the start of the seminar by members of a small panel of old and current members of Univ.

We look forward to a wide-ranging from-the-floor discussion. All members of the College are welcome at this event.

6pm: Registration and drinks
6.30pm: Discussion begins
8pm: Buffet supper
9pm: Close

Price (includes a buffet supper)
£70: Old Members and guests (including a £10 contribution towards Young Univ attendees)
£60: Old Members and guests
£30: Old Members aged 35 and under, and current students

Please click here to register online by Friday 15 November.

Any queries should be sent to Julie.Boyle@univ.ox.ac.uk.

Introductory remarks:
Professor Ruth Chang, Professorial Fellow in Law and Professor and Chair of Jurisprudence at Oxford

Dr Polly Jones, Schrecker-Barbour Tutorial Fellow in Slavonic and East European Studies and Associate Professor of Russian at Oxford.

The panel includes:

Alison Cottrell (1982, PPE), CEO of the Banking Standards Board (BSB), a non-statutory organisation established to help raise standards of behaviour and competence across the UK banking sector.

Sian Fisher (1981, Law), CEO at the Chartered Insurance Institute. She is a founding member and Executive Chair of the Insuring Women’s Futures initiative.

Professor Tamsin Mather, Supernumerary Fellow in Earth Sciences and Professor of Earth Sciences at Oxford.

Ruqayah Juyel (Law), current JCR Women’s Rep.

Dr Sophie Smith, Tutorial Fellow in Political Theory and Associate Professor of Political Theory at Oxford.


woman at Univ logoWomen at Univ 2019. Celebrating 40 years of achievement by women students, academics and staff, and recovering the history of women in the College from 1249 to the present day.


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