The Oxford Symposium is a special interest meeting of London Symposia, an organization devoted to scholarly research, writing, and discourse. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for scientists and policy makers to present papers and engage in discussion relevant to sustainability, human welfare, and progress.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring to the table academics and professionals from the realms of environmental studies, economics, education, the built environment, sociology, political science, gender equity, ethics and other related fields, to present papers and engage in discourse relevant to global environmental issues and the effects on human welfare and progress.
You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of research, or you may wish to attend as an observer. If you wish to present a paper, you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee.
The deadline for abstract submissions for the December Session is 15 November 2017. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications are sent within ten days of submission. We encourage your to submit early as presentation slots fill up.
Keynote speaker Dr David Coleman has served as the Professor of Demography in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention in the University of Oxford since 2002. He is now Emeritus Professor of Demography. He is a Fellow of St John’s College in the University of Oxford. He has served as a Special Adviser to the Home Secretary and to the Ministers of Housing and the Environment in the British government. He is the author of eight books and the researcher of more than 100 scholarly journal articles. In addition, Dr Coleman is a member of the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. In 2015, he was the senior editor of a special issue of “Population Studies” in “Population, the Long View” and has also served as joint editor of the European Journal of Population (Paris). He is a recognized authority on the effects of international migration on population and the economy of the United Kingdom.
Featured speaker Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, a multi-disciplinary research unit concerned with the implications of population ageing, and director of the Clore Programme on Population-Environment Change. Her research concerns globalization and global ageing, and the impact of population change, in particular the implications at the global, societal and individual level of the age-structural shift from predominantly young to predominantly older societies. She has authored, edited and contributed to several books, including How Population Change Will Transform Our World (OUP, 2016), Families in Ageing Societies (Editor, OUP, 2004), Ageing Societies: Myths, Challenges, and Opportunities (Hodder Arnold, 2005) and Is the Planet Full? (Contributer, OUP, 2014). She is also the editor of the Journal of Population Ageing (Springer).
The Symposium has grant support from Education Policy Research, Inc., United States and is jointly sponsored with the United Nations Association, Cordell Hull Chapter, United States.
The last full book published by the Symposium is titled Climate Change and Sustainable Development, edited by Ruth A. Reck (Yarnton, Oxon., Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd., 2010) 451pp
Spring Symposium 22 & 23 March 2018 at St. John's College, Oxford