Conference of Interest

We would like to remind you that registration will be closing soon for the The 15th Annual International Symposium on Women and Education during the dates of March 17 – March 21, 2013 at Brasenose College in the University of Oxford,Oxford, England. Brasenose College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1509. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Round Table. Membership is limited to approximately thirty-five (35) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.



Alternatively, we are also hosting a few other sessions in 2013 that may be of interest to you:


March 10 – 14, 2013 – Childhood Education


July 28 – Aug 1, 2013 – Critical Public Issues

July 28 – Aug 1, 2013 – Religion


Aug 4 – 8, 2013 – Health, Aging and Nutrition

Aug 4 – 8, 2013 – General Education


Fifteen years ago, a highly successful Round Table was specifically designed to explore women and education.  You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting and you can serve on a panel or as a discussion leader. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field.


Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley 1602. A free afternoon and evening will be available on Tuesday for independent travel to London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.


The topics of discussion will include:


Women and the University

·          Manifestation of Gender Discrimination Gender and Hierarchy of the University

·          Factors Affecting Compensation Tenure and Promotion

·          Culture of the Institution and Gender Inequality

·          Women’s Career Investments and the Returns

·          Equal Pay

·          Effects and Limitations of Legislation

·          Sexual harassment and Consequences


Women and Careers

·          Career Traps for Women

·          Women’s Career Investments and Returns

·          Implicit Discrimination in the Workplace

·          Promotion and Pay

·          Barriers to Progress in the Cultural Religious Context

·          Overcoming the Obstacles on the Professional Ladder

·          Women in Power in a Man’s World


Women’s Writing

·          The Idea of Education in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing

·          Education, Gender Reform, and African- American Women’s Writing

·          Women’s Writing as Experiential Education

·          England and the United States in Nineteenth Century Women’s Writing

·          Jane Eyre and the Power of Education


Women in Literature

·          African-American Women Writers

·          Victorian Age

·          19th Century Novels

·          Survey of British Literature

·          Feminist Literature

·          Gay and Lesbian Literature

·          Feminist Theory


Women in History

·          Women in Government

·          Women and Nation Building

·          Against All Odds

·          African American Women in History

·          Women in Early America

·          Looking Back Looking Forward

·          Women on the International Stage

·          Women in Developing Countries


Women and Social Justice

·          Invisible Ceilings and Barriers

·          Cultural Expectations

·          Politics of Gender

·          Women and Patriotism

·          Citizenship

·          Political Activism

·          Families and Nations

·          The Stateless: Displaced People


Women and Religion

·          Women’s Health and Choice

·          Family Planning

·          Contraception Rights of Women

·          Women and the Roman Catholic Church

·          Fundamentalist Protestant Constraints

·          Women and Islam

·          Contraception and Student Health Services

·          Employment Discrimination and Clerical Universities

·          Social and Cultural Restraints on Women

·          Clerical Rationalization of Disparities


Women and Sports

·          Techniques in Coaching Women’s Sports

·          Women in Sports Administration and Leadership Roles

·          Sports Management

·          Rise of Women’s Sports

·          Sport and Health for Girls and Women

·          Women and the Olympic Movement



The conference will run from Sunday night through Thursday morning.  We will have drinks and dinners in the Olde Dining Hall on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights where the Oxford professors and students dine when university is in session.  Lunches are provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday along with tea/coffee/biscuit breaks during the meeting.  You can also reserve a room in the Oxford University dormitory at Brasenose College where students stay during term time.  More detailed information concerning the schedule of events and the registration fee can be found on our web site. 


In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place. We look forward to hearing from you.  




Please direct all inquiries to:



Oxford Round Table

6216 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 230

Long Beach, California 90803

Tel:         866-ORT-3411

Fax:        866-244-8833


Web Site:

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