You arrive at Oxford, where to go? Joining Instructions

 

Welcome to Oxford this summer

We give below some information, which we hope will prove useful to you

 

Full address of conference venue (here a map):

 

The Examination Schools

High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

 

Our contact here is Mollie Stevens

 

Her telephone number at The Schools is +44(0)1865 276905

Conference Organizer’s mobile/cell phone number: 07773 046 965

 

How to get to Oxford:

 

From Heathrow: There is a good coach service from both airports direct to Oxford. This is the cheapest, quickest and easiest way to arrive in the City.

 

The Airline (dark blue coach) leaves Heathrow’s Central Bus Station (Stand 15) at 10 minutes past the hour and 50 minutes past the hour.  Travel time: approx. 90 mins

 

Terminal 5: (Stand 10) on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour. Travel time to Oxford : c. 90 mins

 

For those arriving at Terminal 4 : please take the Heathrow Connect (underground train) to Terminal 5 where you can then pick up the Airline to Oxford at Stand 10.

 

From Gatwick: The Airline coach (silver coach) leaves Gatwick South Terminal (Stands 1&2) : North Terminal (Stands 4&5) at 15 minutes past each hour. Travel time to Oxford: c. 2/2.5 hours.

 

We recommend that you buy return tickets.

 

 

 

Notices

 

 

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESKS

 

Registration will take place in the foyer of the Examination Schools from 10.00am on Monday 19th August.  We will close the registration on Monday at 6.30pm. Open again at 8.00am on Tuesday 20th August.

 

Speakers 

It would be helpful if those of you proposing to use Powerpoint during your presentation, could please either send the presentation to (a) Richard Hart (richard.hart@event-logistics.co.uk), or (b) to the Conference Secretariat (info@oxconf.co.uk) BEFORE the conference.

 

We can then try to ensure that we have seamless presentations throughout the week.

 

If you are bringing a USB memory stick, it is therefore essential that you load your presentation BEFORE  the start of each major session.  Failure to do so could mean that YOU will lose your allocated time slot.

 

Room 13 has been set aside for this purpose. A technician will be available to help you.

 

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

These are ALL to be held in the Examination Schools.  This year short communication sessions will be held in the afternoons. Please check your programmes.

 

WORKSHOPS

Workshops will be held throughout the four days. Some of them are being held in other locations within the city.  It is important for you to find out where your specific workshop is being held as you will need to allow c. 15 minutes’ walk from The Schools to most locations.

 

 

BOOK EXHIBITION

As in previous years we are holding a book exhibition, mainly in the North Schools and in other parts of the building.. 

 

INTERNET and WIFI ACCESS

IN THE EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Room 13 has been set aside as an internet café.  Wifi access is available in many rooms within the Schools.

 

The colleges do have internet access in most of the bedrooms and Wifi is also available in parts of the colleges. Please ask the Porter at the Front Lodge for details.

 

For those staying in colleges

Your rooms keys are available ONLY in the college. Please check into your college direct, even if you are arriving early. The Lodge Porter will have the rooming lists and you should be on there. If you experience problems, the Porter will be able to help you in the first instance. Please advise the Conference Secretariat if you will be a late arrival.

 

LUNCHES
IN THE EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

We are offering a sandwich-style lunch, which will be served in the marquee in the central quadrangle.  Refreshments (tea, coffee) will be served from 09.30-16.30 from Tuesday to Friday inclusive. These will also be served in the marquee, the North Schools and one or two other locations within the building.

 

REFRESHMENTS
IN THE EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Refreshments will be available from 9.30am-4.30pm from Tuesday to Friday inclusive

 

PHOTOCOPYING

Arrangements can be made for photocopying at the Examination Schools. Please see a member of the Conference Secretariat to arrange this.  Note: copies MUST be paid for by the individual concerned.

 

BADGES

Badges MUST be worn at all times. The colleges will not allow you in without your badge!

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS: STUDIA PATRISTICA

The proceedings of the conference will, once again, be published by Peeters of Leuven. Those wishing to contribute to the Proceedings should note the procedure which is on the website. Instructions can also be found in the Conference Handbook. Deadline for submitting proposed papers is 31 December 2019 (the proceedings will be peer reviewed; publication is expected in 2021).

 

PHOTOCOPYING HANDOUTS

Please will you make sure that you bring c. 15-20 copies of your paper with you if you wish to distribute your paper. You will be charged per sheet and copying will need to be paid up front.

 

FINAL COPIES OF YOUR PAPER FOR STUDIA PATRISTICA

Authors should submit the final form of their paper for submission through the conference website's submission form. Just do, as if submitting an abstract. You will see, there is a separate box for uploading the final paper, if you need help, get back to the editor: markusvinzent2019@gmail.com

 

CONFERENCE OFFICE

Room 5A will be used as the conference office, from 08.00 to 18.00 daily. If you have any queries, or need information, please call here in the first instance.

ACCESS TO THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Such strict rules are now being applied and if delegates want to see items within the Library they really do have to take the necessary papers with them. Gone are the days when they can just turn up and hope to see something.

Delegates will have access to the Bodleian Library records whilst they are attending the conference.

However, due to the large numbers of delegates, many of whom may wish to take advantage of this facility, there are STRICT rules issued by the Library:

  1. The Application Form is attached and needs to be completed by each individual at least one month in advance of the conference.

  2. Please make sure that you attach a passport-sized photograph (or a jpeg photo if sent electronically) to the Conference Secretariat at least one month in advance. We then have to forward this to the Library in order that they can process the forms for you to collect.

  3. Material described as ‘Closed Stock’ on SOLO can be pre-ordered via Reader Services (reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk)

  4. Prospective readers are allowed to pre-order a maximum of 6 items only. Please get in touch with Reader Services 5 days prior to arrival.

  5. Special Collections need 2 days prior notice: (specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk)

Please make sure that you mention your academic status, if applicable.

  1. Temporary cards will be issued to individuals, but the Library staff will need to see one personal ID (for example: passport/driving licence) one proof of your permanent home address (for example: recent bank statement/utility bill) and your student or university card.

In order to get your temporary card: you need to go to the Convocation House (part of the Bodleian Library) on MONDAY 19TH AUGUST from 12 noon to 5.00pm. Also on TUESDAY 20th AUGUST from 12 noon to 3pm.

Cost for the week is GBP 6 per person, which has to be paid in cash to the Conference Secretariat staff in Room 5A at the Examination Schools.

No payment can be made to the Library staff:

 

MONDAY 19th AUGUST

 

GARDEN PARTY

 

MASTERS’ GARDEN

CHRIST CHURCH

3.00-5.00PM

 

 

OPENING LECTURE

 

ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY CHURCH, HIGH STREET

8.30-10.00PM

 

The Opening Lecture:  

Robin Jensen

From Despicable Idols to Venerated Icons: The Emergence of Sacred Art in Early Christianity

 

 

 

THURSDAY 22th AUGUST

CONCERT

 

tbc

at 8.30pm after dinner

 

This concert will last for approximately an hour.

 

 

FRIDAY 23th AUGUST

 

CLOSING LECTURE

 

ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY CHURCH, HIGH STREET

8.30-10.00PM

 

The Closing Lecture:

Lorenzo Perrone

Sacrifice of a Broken Spirit: The Prayer of the Sinner in Ancient Christianity

 

 

DATES OF THE NEXT CONFERENCE

The Nineteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies is to be held in Oxford 2023. Enquiries should be addressed to:

Prof Mark Edwards, Christ Church, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP in the first instance.

 

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