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Thursday, April 23, 2009

EABS Graduate Symposium, 19th-21st June 2009

Should've publicised this a while back... Anyway, I understand there are still a couple of places left and it looks like a very good idea to me. I know there will be a combination of the usual academic presentation of ideas and practical information on careers, publications etc. Well, I'm going and I'll be talking.

EABS Graduate Symposium, 19th-21st June 2009
A weekend event supported by EABS is being run by and for graduates at a residential theological library in St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, North Wales. In attendance will be PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and experienced professors.

These presentations will give all participants the opportunity to learn about advanced subjects outside of their usual experiences and research interests while the presenter experiences what it is like to ‘teach’ advanced students.
Attending professors will present on topics such as ‘How to find employment’, ‘Realistic career-opportunities in a challenged discipline’ and other aspects of the development of graduates which do not form an integral part of doctoral training at all institutions. There will also be possibilities for discussion on matters many will have experience of such as publishing, gaining copyright permissions and presenting at conferences.

There will be a tour of the library and opportunity to make use of the facilities.
All attendees will eat and drink together in the communal dining room.

The Venue

St. Deiniol's Library, a theological library with a speciality in Church History, the 19th century and Prime Minister Gladstone. It is a 20-minute bus ride from Chester station and an hour train ride from Liverpool Lime Street station. The venue can easily be reached from Liverpool and Manchester airports. The library is located in a small village with basic amenities and a castle. There are a number of short but beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside. http://www.st-deiniols.com/

The Cost

£80 including 2 nights b&b, 2 dinners, lunch on Saturday and refreshments.

Further Information and Application Forms:

Emma England (University of Amsterdam) e.e.england@uva.nl
Dr Jonathon Stökl (Cambridge University) js801@cam.ac.uk
Anthony Braddick-Southgate (King’s College London) cambs2008@btinternet.com

St Deiniol's is a very pretty place and the library for biblical studies is very useful. I've always had fun at St Deinol's and no doubt will again.