DCM Social Sciences stream: lunchtime gatherings in 2019-20

If you are a postgraduate or academic in the social sciences at Oxford or Oxford Brookes and would like to receive email invitations to these lunches, please email Donald Hay (donaldahay@gmail.com) to be added to the list.

The purpose of the lunchtime gatherings is to provide continuity around the main DCM conferences, enabling participants in the stream to keep in contact. The schedule is:  

MT       -1th Week        Friday 4 October                                  Jesus College, hosted by Donald Hay
            3rd Week         Monday 28 October                             Welcome at Nuffield hosted by Andrew Dilnot

HT       2nd Week          Saturday/Sunday 1/2 February             First DCM conference             
6th Week           Friday 28 February                                Nuffield, hosted by Andew Dilnot
9th week           Friday/Saturday 20/21 March                Second DCM conference

TT        3rd Week          Thursday 14 May                                       Jesus College, hosted by Donald Hay
9th Week          Tuesday 23 June                                   Farewell (TBC)

[Each lunch time session 12.45 to 14.15: sandwich lunch will be provided, so sign up essential.]

Suggested topics for discussion at lunchtime gatherings:

4 October: Reconnecting after the Long Vac

28 February: [follow up from first DCM conference] Exploring the idea of vocation to academic work, and its significance for how we go about our study and research.

14th May: Conversation with a Christian academic from the social sciences, sharing experience of integration of faith and discipline.

23rd June: Leavers reflecting on what they have gained from DCM and how it might impact their future career path.