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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

Conference Administrator is Ellie Galloway: elena.galloway@classics.ox.ac.uk 

 

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 10am to 5.30pm on Monday 5th August. An information and registration desk will be open daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

 

                                                                             PAPERS

 

It would be helpful if those of you proposing to use Powerpoint during your presentation, could please either send the presentation to BEFORE the conference to elena.galloway@classics.ox.ac.uk.

                                                                     PLENARY LECTURES

The Plenary Lectures will be held within the Examination Schools.

 

SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

 

The Short Communications will be held in the Examination Schools.

WORKSHOPS

 

Workshops will be held in the Examination Schools and the Ioannou Centre, Faculty of Classic, St Giles.

 

 

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

 

Wifi access is available in all rooms within the Schools.

LUNCHES
IN THE EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

 

We are offering a sandwich-style lunch, which will be served in the marquee in the central quadrangle.

REFRESHMENTS
IN THE EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

 

Refreshments will be available from 8.30am-5.30pm from Tuesday to Friday inclusive:

 

PHOTOCOPYING

 

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

 

BADGES

 

Badges will be provided at registration and MUST be worn at all times:

 

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. The deadline for submitting proposed papers is 31 December 2024 (the proceedings will be peer reviewed; publication is expected in 2027).

 

PHOTOCOPYING HANDOUTS

 

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

FINAL COPIES OF YOUR PAPER FOR STUDIA PATRISTICA

 

Authors should submit the final form of their paper through the submission form on the conference website. This is the same procedure as for submitting an abstract. As you will see, there is a separate box for uploading the final paper. If you need help please contact the editor: markusvinzent2024@gmail.com;

 

ACCESS TO THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY

For delegates who wish to consult material held at the Bodleian while they are attending the conference, there are strict rules issued by the Library:

1. The application form for a Bodleian Reader Card (bodleian-libraries-admissions-form.pdf (ox.ac.uk) needs to be completed. Please make sure that you attach a passport-sized photograph (or a jpeg photo if sent electronically). The application form and the photograph should be sent to the student coordinator, Katherine Painter (katherine.painter@theology.ox.ac.uk), before 1st July 2024. She will then forward the form to the library so that they can process it.

 

2. Up to six items described as held at ’Bodleian Offsite Storage’ on SOLO can be pre-ordered via Reader Services (reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk) 5 working days prior to coming to Oxford

 

3. To pre-order Special Collections material (usually items published before 1801) please contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk at least 2 working days prior to coming to Oxford.

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

 

4. To collect your Bodleian Reader Card the Admissions Team at the Bodleian will need to see on the day 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 Bodleian Reader Card you need to go to Blackwell Hall (the public space of the Weston Library) on Monday, 5th of August from 14:00 to 16:30, or on Tuesday, 6th of August from 12:00 to 15:00.

The cost for the week is GBP 12 per person, which must to be paid as soon as possible, on arrival for registration, IN CASH, to the Conference Secretariat staff in Room 5A at the Examination Schools. No payment can be made to the Bodleian Library staff.

 

 
 
MONDAY 5th AUGUST

 

GARDEN PARTY

 

MASTERS’ GARDEN

CHRIST CHURCH

3.00-5.00PM

 

 

OPENING LECTURE

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

8.30-10.00PM

Welcome by Professor Mark Edwards, incoming Faculty Chair, on behalf of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford

 

Paul Blowers "Playing Along with the Playful Logos: Theatrics and Dramatics in Patristic Writing and Biblical Interpretation"

 

Introduced by Professor Lewis Ayres, President of the North American Patristics Society  

 

 

 

TUESDA 6th AUGUST

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
8.30PM

MEMORIAL FOR METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS WARE 

(Fr Ian Graham will officiate)

CONFERENCE CONCERT

 

KONTAKION

the Delius Singers, directed by Alexander Pott

In this concert, the great flowering of Orthodox church music from the 19th Century (such as Rachmaninov, Grechaninov, and Tchaikovsky) forms the centre of a journey exploring the full gamut of Orthodox music throughout history, starting with the earliest examples of Znamenny Chant from the 10th Century, and ending with more modern interpretations of this musical tradition by Schnittke and Kastalsky. Under Alexander Pott's direction, the Delius Singers specialise in shedding new light on music from the 19th and 20th centuries, blending the familiar with the forgotten.

 

 

FRIDAY 9th AUGUST

 

CLOSING LECTURE

 

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

8.30-10.00PM

 

Gillian Clark

“Commenting on the City of God”

Introduced by Professor Patricia Ciner, President of the Association Internationale d’Études Patristiques

 

 

DATES OF THE NEXT CONFERENCE

The Twentieth International Conference on Patristic Studies is to be held in Oxford 2027. Enquiries should be addressed to:

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

 

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