Education Research Symposium at Oxford
Education Research Symposium at Oxford

Registration for the 11th  and 12th Education Research Symposium is now open

The  Education Research Symposium is a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have a particular interest in the theory and practice of universal education. You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of education research, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. If you wish to present a paper you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or as sponsored journal articles.

 For Symposium purposes the nature of education research is defined broadly encompassing the various aspects of the productive expansion of knowledge.


March, 2017 Keynote Speaker

Dr Kern Alexander

Dr Kern Alexander is O’Leary Endowed Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, author of many books and articles including the leading textbook on education law in the United States, American Public School Law, 8th Edition, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning. His latest book is Public School Finance; Theory and Practice, 2015, published by Routledge/Taylor Francis. He is Editor of the Journal of Education Finance, distributed by University of Illinois Press.



TopicVouchers, Charter Schools, and the Road to Privatization of Education in America

August, 2016 Keynote Speaker

Dr Terezinha Nunes

Dr Terezinha Nunes is Professor of Educational Studies, University of Oxford and Fellow of Harris Manchester College. She is a psychologist specializing in childhood development and learning and is currently Associate Editor of the Journal Human Development. She is a highly regarded educational researcher and the author of an extensive array of articles in learned journals.  Most recently her books, have centred on child literacy, have been published by several major publishing houses including Wiley Blackwell, London; Routledge, London; and Kluwer, The Netherlands.


Topic: Childhood Literacy–The Promise of Tomorrow.

December, 2016 Keynote Speakers

Dr Ian Menter

Dr Ian Menter is Professor Emeritus, Department of Education, Oxford University and past President of the British Education Research Association (BERA)   and former President of the Scottish Education Research Association (SERA).



Topic: The Status of Education Reform in the United Kingdom

Dr Ken Mayhew

Ken Mayhew is Emeritus Professor of Education and Economic Performance and Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.


He is currently a member of the UK Armed Forces Pay Review Body and an Extraordinary Professor at Maastricht University. He was the founding Director of SKOPE, a multi-disciplinary centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance, based in the Oxford Department of Education.



1.  Consult research topic list (Research Topics)

2.  Consult guidelines for presentations (Presentations)

3.  Submit abstract (Abstract Submissions)

4.  Register and pay (Registration)

5.  Make travel and accommodation arrangements 

6.  Present paper at conference

7.  Revise paper according to publication guidelines (Publications)

8.  Submit final draft of paper by email for peer review (Publications)

9.  Review and approve revisions of paper if paper is accepted after peer review (Email)


The Education Symposium is an independent, not-for-profit, organisation held in the city of Oxford at a constituent college of the University of Oxford. The meeting is held at a college site recommended by Conference Oxford. The Symposium is not a degree granting institution and does not have a formal academical connection with the University of Oxford.

Summer Symposium 31 July, 1 & 2 August  2017 at St Anne's College, Oxford, UK

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