Think Like An Oxford Scholar
This is a day for bright ambitious students who are interested in ideas. The best way to stretch clever youngsters is to give them a solid platform from which key questions and big ideas can be explored. Students will spend the day with like-minded youngsters all keen to reach the ceiling of their ability and share ideas. Experienced gifted educator, Julie Arliss and lecturers from Oxford University, Aberdeen University and London University will stretch and challenge your students. This is a unique, not to be missed, opportunity for your students.
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Dr Andrew Pinsent
Mathematics has been the most successful and is the most mature of the sciences and yet Paul Erdos claimed that, ‘God may not play dice with the Universe but something strange is going on with prime numbers.’ Why are numbers beautiful?
In mathematics there is rarely disagreement over whether or not we have a proof but do we need more than number and rationality to make sense of the world? This talk will open up discussion about the importance of imagination, poetry and music as well as the second person perspective to make sense of wholes and not just parts.
Our relationship to animals is very important. Is there something about the nature of ‘rights’ that restricts them to humans? Should animals have the same rights as people, and if not, why not? The case from evolutionary biology to vegetarianism will be examined. Are there no morally relevant differences between animals and people that justify treating an animal in ways we would never treat a person? Student participation desired for this topical session.
Dr. Andrew Pinsent is Research Director at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Oxford University. Formerly a particle physicist at CERN, he is a philosopher, theologian and contributor in the media and schools to engagement with science, faith and the big questions of life.
21st July 2022
26th July 2022
1st August 2022
Bundaberg Christian College
5th August 2022
Genesis Christian College
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8th August 2022
St Andrew’s College
10th August 2022
Ministry of Inspiration
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15th August 2022
TBC (18th 19th August)
26th August 2022
A fixed fee of $50 if paid prior to conference.
We have access to sponsorship for students wishing to attend but for whom the cost is a significant challenge for their families. Please contact us for further details.
Early Bird Special:
Discounted tickets – $40 if paid by 12th July 2022.
A fixed fee of $50 ($40 if paid by 12th July 2022).
One free staff place with every 12 students booked.
Unaccompanied teachers attending for CPD to pay $95.
These events fill quickly but we appreciate that many schools need time to collect money from students. Please contact the office with your numbers as early as possible to secure your places.
Places may also be booked and paid online. Full terms and conditions are detailed on the website.
Staff are warmly invited to join the team for informal discussion over break and lunch with refreshments provided. Students will need to bring their own equipment and refreshments. Please note that we do not allow recordings of the day.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email below if you have any further questions.