Seminars and Events

All events are held at 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY unless otherwise stated.

All are welcome to those indicated as ‘public seminars’ in parentheses after the title. These are held on Monday evenings and there is no need to book. If you are coming from outside the Department and would like to attend any of the other seminars or events, please contact the convener(s) beforehand.
Click on the title of the event for further information.

EMI Oxford Course for University Teachers

14 August 2016 -

To what extent is Oxford still an ecclesiastical foundation university?

01 November 2016 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room D

Speaker: The Revd Dr John Gay, Department of Education

Convener: Dr Alis Oancea, Philosophy, Religion and Education Research Forum in association with the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (Oxford Branch)

The term ‘Church university’ is normally limited in this country to the group of new universities evolving out of the teacher training colleges established by the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.  However four of the earliest universities, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and King’s College London were ecclesiastical foundations. Whilst these four have broadened and secularized over the years, nevertheless there are still significant ecclesiastical elements remaining in their constitutions, their organisational structures and their practices.  This seminar focuses on Oxford as a case study.

The Revd Dr John Gay is an honorary research fellow at the Department of Education and a visiting professor at the University of Winchester.

Epistemic fluency in higher education: bridging actionable knowledgeable and knowledgeable action

16 November 2016 16:30 -
Seminar Room G

Speaker: Lina Markauskaite, Associate Professor,  Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, University of Sydney

Conveners: Dr Ian Thompson and Professor Harry Daniels, OSAT

PISA Seminar 2016

09 December 2016 -