Catz Exchange Conference

Catz Exchange Conference

Following on from a highly successful inaugural CatzExchange Conference in February 2015, which brought together over fifty Catz undergraduates, graduates and Fellows, the Catz Exchange conference will take place on Thursday 25th February 2016 (6th week) 3pm-6pm, followed by dinner in hall.
 
A bit of background about CatzExchange:
 
Building on two previous Catz Conferences, initiated by Dr Bart van Es (Senior Tutor), CatzExchange seeks to bring together members of the College to share and discuss their research, demonstrate the broad range of subjects studied here at St Catz and to promote a real exchange of ideas. The conference is run as a series of 7-minute talks and undergraduates, graduates and Fellows are all invited to submit a paper to talk about or register to attend. Participating in the conference offers the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, including presentation and clear communication skills.
 
 The 2015 event provided a platform for nineteen enthusiastic speakers across four multidisciplinary panels. With the JCR Lecture Theatre filled with spectators, the audience learned about a huge variety of subjects ranging from the sensory nature of bacteria, to ancient world maps, drone-based sampling of volcanic clouds, natural resource conflicts, histories of state repression and the evolution of language. Dr Richard Bailey (College Dean) concluded the event with a keynote speech charting the complexity of environments through time and space. The spirit of the exchange was carried forth into dinner, where all participants reflected together on such a stimulating and inspiring afternoon. The poster for the 2015 can be seen here.
 
The organisers Serkan Birgel (2014, Geography & the Environment), Hege Larsen (2011, Medical Sciences), and Jerome Mayaud (2013, Geography & the Environment), with the support and help of Dr van Es and Dr Bailey, thank all members of the College who presented at and attended the 2015 event, as well as those who worked behind the scenes to make it all possible. They look forward to the 2016 CatzExchange and hope it will be even bigger and more diverse!
 
Please see 2016 poster by clicking here

The deadline for titles and abstracts has passed and successful applicants have been chosen. However, all are welcome to attend the event and should email catzexchange@stcatz.ox.ac.uk to register their interest.