Dear MCR members,
please find below the college notices for week 6.
1. College – Gender Equality Festival Events Schedule
2. College – Advertisement for New Junior Dean
3. College – History Students’ Thesis Conference: THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY
4. College – Hilda’s College Philosophy Symposium
5. College – Movie Night, Sunday 1st
1. Gender Equality Festival Events Schedule
The St. Hilda’s Gender Equality Festival is finally upon us, and there are loads of amazing events happening throughout 6th week, including guest speakers, debates, crafts, comedy and music, culminating in the annual Hilda’s Queer Bop (a celebration for people of all gender and sexual identities). All events are FREE and may be attended by people outside of college, so bring your friends! Attached to this email is a poster listing all the events, and below are the relevant Facebook event pages where any updates will be posted.
Don’t forget, the main Facebook ‘group’ for the event is here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418576398387009/ and the official ‘page’ is here https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Hildas-Gender-Equality-Festival/903387413045534?fref=ts.
2pm, Chris Green Talk, Lady Brodie Room: https://www.facebook.com/events/915513031827037/?fref=ts
7pm, JCR/MCR celebrity feminism debate, Lady Brodie: https://www.facebook.com/events/345760765615359/?fref=ts
6pm, Zine-making workshop, Lady Brodie Room: https://www.facebook.com/events/828169070577863/?fref=ts
8pm, Film screening, Lady Brodie: https://www.facebook.com/events/797356637005941/?fref=ts
Virginia Nicholson talk, 6pm, Lady Brodie: https://www.facebook.com/events/1603289526558020/?source=1
Film Screening (‘Vessel’), 8pm, *ST. CATZ: https://www.facebook.com/events/702913333141050/?source=1
4pm, Equality Welfare Tea, College Bar: Event page to come.
8.30pm, HILDALARITY (comedy & music night), College Bar: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547295085547326/?ref=73&source=1
4pm, Anneliese Dodds talk, Lady Brodie: https://www.facebook.com/events/743951402385897/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
7.30pm, Oxford Student Feminism Discussion Panel, Lady Brodie: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534196143512442/?fref=ts
4pm, Sexual Consent Workshop (sign-up required), Lady Brodie: https://www.facebook.com/events/782981811795625/?fref=ts
8.30pm, QUEER BOP (followed by Plush), College Bar: https://www.facebook.com/events/846108758759851/?source=1
Hope to see you there!
2. Advertisement for New Junior Dean
“St. Hilda’s College wishes to appoint a Junior Dean (to serve alongside one other Junior Dean and one Assistant Junior Dean) for the academic year 2015-16, from 1 October 2015. There may be the possibility of renewal for a further year thereafter. The Junior Dean will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will be entitled to free meals at high table, when the kitchens are open, and an honorarium of £3,000 per annum. Applicants must be registered graduate students of the University of Oxford, and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.”
3. History Students’ Thesis Conference: THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY, Tuesday 24th
Tuesday 24th Feb (6th week) 3.30-5.30pm SCR St Hilda’s College.
Please join St Hilda’s History Finalists as they present their undergraduate dissertation research. You are welcome to come for one or two sessions or the entire conference.
3.35-3.55: The Politics of Gender in the 1970s and 1980s, introduced by Neyet
Abigail – The debate over public funding for abortion in the United States, from Roe V. Wade to the Reagan administration.
Helena – The Movement for the Ordination of Women in the Church of England: 1975-1984
Alanna – The meaning of fatherhood in North-West England, 1945-1988′
4.00-4.20: Race introduced by Molly
Natalie – The Role of Women in the Black Panther Party, 1966-82
Sage – Part of the family or part of the furniture? Identity and domestic workers from the white South African perspective during apartheid and beyond c.1945-2000
4.20-4.40: Tea Break and chance to chat to the researchers
4.40-5.00: Sexuality introduced by Harriet
Stefan – The Gay Liberation Front 1970-1973, and the impact of its legacy on British gay activism
Ellen - Gay and Lesbian Style: Sexuality, Gender and Subculture in London 1955-73
5.05-5.25: Class introduced by Caroline
Cat – Aristocratic Identities: Women, subjectivity and the London Season 1918-1939
Rowan – Youth, masculinity and popular politics 1874-1885
4. Hilda’s College Philosophy Symposium, Monday 2nd
Dear SCR, MCR and JCR Members,
Don’t miss this term’s St Hilda’s College Philosophy Symposium on Monday, Week 7, 2 March 2015, 5pm – 7pm in the Lady Brodie Room.
Professor David Wallace, Professor in Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford, will give a fascinating talk, followed by a reception, on ‘The world(s) according to quantum mechanics’.
In Professor Wallace’s own words, his talk will cover: ‘Quantum theory, by most standards one of the shining successes of 20th-century physics, is notoriously difficult to make sense of – and taking it literally as a description of the Universe seems to lead to the science-fictional idea that the world around us is just one of a great many parallel worlds. I will explain why this crazy-sounding result might nonetheless be a natural way of making sense of modern physics, and how philosophical ideas about probability and personal identity are affected, and how they contribute in turn to the physics. I will assume no prior knowledge of physics.’
5. Movie Night, Sunday 1st
Due to a late change last week, the movie night on Sunday 1st will be showing Star Wars.