Monday, January 30, 2017

Oxford Round Table

Email of 1/14/16:
Hello. This is a quick reminder that registration and abstract submimssion [sic] will be closing on January 30, 2016 for the 25th International Childhood Education Symposium during the dates of March 13 – March 16, 2016 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Symposium. Membership is limited to approximately thirty-five (35) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.
Apparently, it matters not that I have yet to write a word on childhood education -- I still might be one of the "approximately thirty-five (35) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject" -- and as a "Member[] of the Round Table" I will "have access to ... the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, ... and may, on recommendation, become [an] official reader[] of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 ... ." Moreover, my "participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting ... ."

The Oxford Round Table that sponsors these International Round Tables is an American invention (starting in Kentucky) with a history that would impress a corporate reorganization lawyer. At one point, it sued a critic and asked her to "to sign a statement saying that she was 'penitent and ashamed' for making the criticisms" in a Chronicle of Higher Education forum.
Email
  • From: Oxford International Round Table Symposiums [coordinator@internationalroundtablesymposiums.com]
    Date: 1/4/2019
    Subject: Registration Closing Soon: Invitation to attend the Oxford International Round Table, Oxford, England
    Hello! Just a reminder that registration will be closing on February 25th for the Spring 2019 Sessions, Oxford, England!
    We would like to invite you to attend a session of the Oxford International Round Table at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Round Table. Membership is limited to approximately twenty-five (25) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.
    You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic. Your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting and you can serve on a panel or as a discussion leader. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field.
    Members of the Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley 1602. Independent travel to London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England is an option before or after the session.
    2019 Spring Sessions ... 30th International Session on Childhood Education March 10 - March 13, 2019 ... 10th International Session for Principals and Superintendents March 13 - March 16, 2019 ...
    2019 Summer Sessions ... 31st International Session on Educational Issues and Trends July 14 - July 17, 2019 ... 10th Annual International Session on Literature, Language and the Arts July 17 - July 20, 2019 ... International Session on Higher Education July 17 - July 20, 2019 ... 11th International Session on Health, Nutrition and Aging July 21 - July 24, 2019 ...
    In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website ... . Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place. We look forward to hearing from you. We hope you can join us in Oxford!
    Best regards,
    Shenette and Joss
    Please direct all inquiries to:
    Shenette Alexander, Coordinator
    Joss Gordon. Assistant Coordinator
    Oxford International Round Table Symposiums ... E-mail: coordinator@internationalroundtablesymposiums.com

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