Events

The Grand Union DTP, its students and the Scholars' Assocation host a variety of events across the partnership covering a wide range of topics and themes. Event details over the coming academic year are listed below. All current events can also be viewed on the Grand Union DTP's Eventbrite page here. Additional events not directly sponsored by the GUDTP but still highly relevant to Social Sciences students are also listed below. 

 

**Please note that all DTP events will be hosted online until further notice.**

DTP Events 2020/21 - coming soon

The GUDTP Events Year Card will be published on this page for Academic Year 2020/21 shortly.

External Events & Training Opportunities

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Oxford's Social Sciences Division is launching a new digital curriculum enhancement programme for postgraduate students. 

Serving as a graduate enrichment programme during extraordinary times, Oxford Minds is built upon three eight-week pillars: themes, theory and methods. The series will unfold on a fortnightly cycle. Four times per terms, a globally recognised speaker will give a public lecture on a specific topic. In each subsequent week, this will be followed by both an inter-disciplinary panel discussion and small, interactive discussion groups jointly facilitated by senior academics and doctoral students.  

Please see the Social Sciences website for further details. 

 

(This series has completed - recordings of the below sessions are now available for viewing at the same link)

The Department of International Development has organised a series called the 'Oxford Development Talks' to showcase the best of Oxford thinking on international development and to make it accessible to a wider general public. The talks will take a variety of forms, from lectures to interviews, and will take key ideas from research and explain them in an accessible way. All the talks will be live on Zoom at regular points during Trinity Term 2020. Themes will include:

 

  • 'How Covid-19 Will Affect the Global Poor'

Monday 18th May, 2pm 

Sabina Alkire 

  • 'China's Growth Strategy, and What It Means for the World'

Tuesday 26th May, 2pm 

Xiaolan Fu

  • 'Space, Class and Social Distancing in the Indian City'

Monday 1st June, 2pm 

Nandini Gooptu

  • ‘Migration Control and Human Rights in the Pandemic Era'

Monday 8th June, 2pm 

Cathryn Costello

  • 'The Growing Costs of Inequality: Lessons from Latin America'

Monday, 15th June, 2pm 

Diego Sanchez-Ancochea

  • 'Islam in the Changing World'

Friday, 19th June, 2pm 

Masooda Bano

  • 'The Politics of Pandemics in Africa' 

Monday, 22nd June, 2pm 

Simukai Chigudu 

  • 'Should We Abolish Immigration Control?'

Monday, 29th June, 2pm 

Matthew Gibney 

 

To access the complete programme and registration details, please visit https://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/content/oxford-development-talks

 

(This series has completed - recordings of the below sessions are now available for viewing at the same link)

An exciting opportunity has come up for DTP students to attend a number of webinars scheduled throughout May and June, covering relevant topics across the Social Sciences and sponsored by the ESRC Incubator Fund. Themes will include:

  • 3G Internet and Confidence in Government

  • Structural Reforms and Elections: Evidence from a World-Wide New Dataset

  • Africa’s Latent Assets: or, how to be optimistic about African development

  • Will the EU survive?

  • German Division and Reunification and the "Effects" of Communism

  • Measuring Textual Sophistication in Specific Domains Using Machine Learning

  • Populism and Economic Decline

  • The Brexit Vote and Labour Demand: Evidence from Online Job Postings

  • The Democratic Scar of Epidemics

The webinar series will feature a different speaker each week with opportunity for Q&A. To access the complete programme and registration details, please visit https://comparative-economics-webinar.netlify.app/.

 

Please find below the relevant links to access researcher development training opportunities at each partner institution. Due to the implications of COVID-19, large amounts of training and courses have been transitioned to being offered online. 

 

 

Where specific training is not available at your home institution, training courses may be available instead at one of our partner institutions. If you have any questions about accessing training listed on the above sites, please make the DTP office at your home institution your first contact and they can assist you from there. 

 

In 2004 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) set up the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) at the University of Southampton. NCRM was tasked to increase the quality and range of methodological approaches used by UK social scientists through a programme of training and capacity building, and with driving forward methodological development and innovation through its own research programme.

The courses are very reasonably priced at £30 a day for students and they are covering a wide range of topics, offered by both NCRM as well as external training providers. 

Students can browse the full training database here

ESRC Grand Union DTP 2019-20 Events Year card

For a complete list of events for the 2019-20 academic year, please download the year card here.

ESRC Grand Union DTP Eventbrite

For a list of all events currently open for registrations, please visit our Eventbrite homepage here.

ESRC UKRI Events

Please visit the ESRC's website here to access a list of upcoming events directly sponsored or operated by the research council.