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Who Cares? The (in)visibility of caring responsibilites and working in Geog...

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School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

South Parks Road

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This free one-day workshop will bring together academics, researchers and postgraduate students from Geography departments across the UK to discuss the challenges of combining responsibilities as a parent and/or carer with a career in Geography. The workshop follows on from an informal session at the 2017 RGS-IBG Conference on ‘Parenting/caring and working in Geography’. Delegates at that session agreed on the pressing need for an open, frank and supportive discussion about the challenges of being a parent and/or carer and working in universities, as well as practical advice about how to negotiate these challenges, in an increasingly pressurised HE sector.

The workshop will include a keynote address from Parvati Raghuram, Professor of Geography and Migration at the Open University; papers from researchers reflecting on their own experiences of combining caring with academic work; and roundtable discussions on fieldwork, conferencess and Athena SWAN.

The workshop is not limited to geographers - researchers working in other disciplines are also welcome to attend.

Registration will be open from 9.30am on the day, with the workshop itself beginning at 10am. The event will finish at 4.30pm, and all delegates are welcome to attend a drinks reception, starting at 5pm.

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