The Women’s Classical Committee UK is pleased to announce its 2017 Annual General Meeting, “Diversity in Classics”, on Thursday 20th April 2017 at the Ioannou Centre, Oxford. Confirmed speakers include Dr Jo Quinn (University of Oxford), Dr Rachel Mairs (University of Reading), Professor Helen Lovatt (Nottingham), Dr Ellie Mackin (University of Leicester) and Dr Anna Bull (University of Portsmouth). More details of the programme for the launch are available on our website.
The AGM seeks to highlight current feminist and gender-informed research in classical studies, and to discuss issues facing women in Classics. Through a series of talks and discussions we will address the question of diversity in Classics, present new research, and report back on the activities of the WCC UK during its first year. People of any gender expression or identity who support the WCC's aims are welcome to attend this event.
Interested participants may register as participating in person for the whole day, the morning only (10am-12.45pm) or the afternoon only (1.45pm-5.30pm); half-day participants are welcome to lunch, which will be at 12.45pm. You may also register as an online participant who will take part in the discussions live through Twitter. In-person spaces are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible if you wish to attend. Registration as an online participant will be open up to the event itself.
In-person registration is free for paid-up members of the WCC UK, who have received instructions on how to access this ticket type over e-mail. If you need the instructions to be resent, please e-mail us. For non-members, tickets cost £10. There is also the option to purchase membership at the same time as registration; membership currently costs £20 per calendar year, or £5 for students, unemployed, retired or underemployed members.
Please note: for logistical reasons, purchase of membership via Eventbrite is limited to full membership and a full day attendance, and includes an additional Eventbrite purchase processing charge. If you wish to avoid this charge or purchase a reduced rate membership, please follow the instructions on our website. If you wish to purchase membership but only attend part of the day, please e-mail us.
We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of £20 travel bursaries for attendees who are students or on low incomes. If you would like to apply for a travel bursary, see the instructions on our website.
You also find more information on the Women's Classical Committee, including our aims and activities, on our website.
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The Stelios Ioannou Centre is fully wheelchair accessible. We will have access to the lecture theatre, the common room/atrium and the outreach room; all of these are on the ground floor, where there is also a disabled toilet. The Lecture Theatre of the Ioannou Centre offers a hearing induction loop. The common room has a small kitchen that may be used for any special food preparation needs. You can see the Ioannou's own accessibility guide here.
The outreach room will be available as a quiet room during the main programme, although it may be needed for break-out groups. The common room has a comfortable sofa area, although it is more public.
Please get in touch if you have any further queries.
The Women's Classical Committee is committed to making our events as inclusive as possible, and recognises that the financial and practical challenges of childcare often impede people from participating in workshops and conferences. Anyone who needs to bring a dependent child or children with them in order to participate in one of our events is usually welcome to do so, but we ask you to inform us of this in advance so that we can take them into account in our event planning and risk assessment.
Attendees who wish to bring children are welcome to do so; the safety and well-being of children remains their carers’ responsibility at all times.
The designated quiet room and the common room/atrium may be suitable spaces for nursing. The common room/atrium is a child-friendly space set up with tables and chairs. The Centre does not have any dedicated baby changing facilities. If you would like to discuss your needs further, please get in touch - our e-mail is womensclassicalcommittee at gmail.com.