DCM Social Sciences stream: lunchtime gatherings in 2018-9
If you are a postgraduate or academic in the social sciences at Oxford and would like to receive email invitations to these lunches, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
The purpose of these gatherings is to provide continuity around the main DCM conferences, enabling participants in the Social Sciences stream to keep in contact. Sandwich lunch will be provided. The schedule is:
MT -1th Week Friday 28 September Reunion after Long Vac
3rd Week Monday 22 October Welcome at Nuffield hosted by Andrew Dilnot
HT 2nd Week Saturday/Sunday 26/27 January First DCM conference
6th Week 22 February Nuffield, hosted by Andrew Dilnot
9th week Friday/ Saturday 15/16 March Second DCM conference
TT 2nd Week 9 May Jesus College, hosted by Donald Hay
6th Week 7 June Jesus College, hosted by Donald Hay
10th Week 2 July Farewell, Nuffield hosted by Andrew Dilnot
Each session 12.45 to 14.15.
Suggested topics for discussion:
22 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. Preliminary consideration of where the methods/ content of our fields seem to be in conflict with our Christian faith
9th May: [follow up from second DCM conference] Review of talks on ‘Can the social sciences be trusted?’ Sharing responses in small groups, and exploring implications for our study and research.
7th June: Conversation with a Christian academic from the social sciences, sharing experience of integration of faith and discipline.
2nd July: Interviews with leavers, reflecting on what they have gained from DCM and how it might impact their future career path.