Current Conference

The 2019 Sir Robert Taylor Society Conference will be held on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019 at Somerville College. Please see below for the programme and details of how to book. If you have any queries, please contact the organisers at srts@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

Programme

Friday 27th September 

4pm onwards      Arrival & registration, Brittain Williams Room

4:45                      Welcome from Prof. Julie Curtis, Director of Outreach, Flora Anderson Hall

4:50                     Roundtable on ‘Languages in Performance’: Dr Daniel Tyler-McTighe (Director of the Multilingual Performance Project); Prof. Wes Williams (French); Prof. Philip Bullock (Russian); Portuguese representative TBC.

6:00                      Talk on ‘Marie Antoinette and Objects’, Prof. Catriona Seth, Flora Anderson Hall

7:00                      Drinks reception, Brittain Williams Room

7:30                      Seating for dinner

7:45                      Dinner, followed by after-dinner address, Dining Hall

9pm onwards      Bar open (cash only)

Saturday 28th September

9:00am                Literature Circus: ‘Points of View’: Dr Jennifer Yee on No et moi (French); Ms Karolina Watroba on Der Besuch der alten Dame (German); Dr Olivia Vázquez-Medina, (text TBC) (Spanish); Prof. Giuseppe Stellardi on Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore (Italian), Flora Anderson Hall

10:30                    Coffee break, Brittain Williams Room

11:00                    Building Bridges: The Creative Classroom, with guest speaker Prof. Suzanne Graham (University of Reading), Flora Anderson Hall

12:00                    Admissions 101: An introduction to admissions, Prof. Julie Curtis; a mock interview; followed by Q&A. Flora Anderson Hall

1pm                     Lunch, Dining Hall

End of conference

Booking

The easiest way to book and make your payment is through our online store at: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/short-courses/modern-languages/modern-languages-events/sir-robert-taylor-society-conference-2019

The booking system will ask you for mobility and dietary requirements. If another member of staff is booking on your behalf, please ensure that they enter this information when they make the booking. Booking will close on 5 September. Rates for the 2019 conference are as follows:

State Schools*

  • Full conference (Friday & Saturday attendance, with meals and Friday accommodation, ensuite bathroom)     £70
  • Friday and Saturday attendance, with meals, excluding accommodation     £50
  • Friday only attendance, with dinner     £30
  • Saturday only attendance, with lunch     £20

Independent Schools

  • Full conference (Friday & Saturday attendance, with meals and Friday accommodation, ensuite bathroom)     £225
  • Friday and Saturday attendance, with meals, excluding accommodation     £155
  • Friday only attendance, with dinner     £100
  • Saturday only attendance, with lunch     £55

Retired Members 

  • Full conference (Friday & Saturday attendance, with meals and Friday accommodation, ensuite bathroom)     £200
  • Friday and Saturday attendance, with meals, excluding accommodation     £130
  • Friday only attendance, with dinner     £90
  • Saturday only attendance, with lunch     £40

* Please note that bursaries for state school attendance will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are unable to book through the online store, please contact us. If you have any questions, please do get in touch by emailing srts@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon.