Kilroy summoned to University of Oxford

Invitation to attend the 24th International Childhood Education Symposium, Oxford, England
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Oxford International Conference on Childhood Education and Issues   On:Apr 04/02/15 2:40 PM
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We would like to invite you to attend the 24th Annual International Conference on Childhood Education and Issues during the dates of July 19 – July 22, 2015 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786. 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. 

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.  

Should you accept this invitation you will be joined on the programme by Hugh Benjamin (MEd in Drama and Education, Newcastle University, D.Phil, York University) is former Deputy Director of Stantonbury School Campus in Milton Keynes.  Most recently he has been involved in the national initiatives concerning the introduction of Vocational Diplomas and the Specialist Schools movement. He has been involved in educational consultancy work in Poland, Czech. Republic, Belgium and India. Dr. Benjamin returns to the Oxford Round Table for his fourteenth year. 

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.

I would love to attend but my job is very demanding! Over the years of blogging and being involved is education issues I’ve engaged many people. But if I were to go, I’d surely bring my good friend John Young along. John and I have been guests of a few University of Delaware grad-student classroom engagements. Yea, image that! Kilroy engaging the minds of PhD students. Only if we could drag Publius along for the ride! Don’t let old Publius fool you! He’s been trained quite well in the art of baiting others. Publius has been one of Kilroy’s prized students! 


10 responses to “Kilroy summoned to University of Oxford

  1. Publius e decere

    The very thought of you and John Young traveling together … remember that scene in Home Alone when the mother has to get back home and she hitches a ride with The Polka Bums (John Candy)? Not that you guys would dance around the issues. Just want to “record” the band in action. Ooompah!

    Now seriously Kilroy, I got an email just last week from an important ex-government official in Yemen who is striving mightily to safeguard the legitimate ousted-govenment’s assets until order can be reutrned. He needs to temporarily park his country’s assets abroad and needs my help. All I have to do is send him my bank and wire information and he will park funds in my account, funds which I can borrow against “to fund worthwhile projects in my home community” until such time as his country needs the funds returned.

    I know that you and John Young need to borrow funds for the Polka Palooza, so send over your bank and wire information and I’ll pass them along to the great statesman at the other end of my spam filter.

    Publius .. “Polka Proud”


  2. You need to crowd fund this so you can go. Granted, I’m not donating but you should do it.


  3. Joanne Christian

    Kilroy, I think I could snag you a couple of tickets on the Concorde too, to expedite your lost and valuable time ;).


    • Publius e decere

      Don’t you want to buy “No Lufthansa Pilot” insurance for Sir Kilroy of De La Warr? Besides, isnt the Concorde decommissioned?



  4. Joanne Christian

    No pulling a fast one on you PED! But insurance—geez, I haven’t seen one of those machines in an airport since Efraim Zimbalist Jr. was on the FBI Sunday night! They still do that single flight stuff?