The McWhirter Foundation Conferences 2016

Following 40 years of successful sixth form conferences at Oxford University, the McWhirter Foundation will be holding two conferences in 2016; the traditional Dicey Conference at Trinity College, Oxford, and for the first time, The Rosalind Franklin Conference, at Newnham College, Cambridge.  Whilst both events will continue to focus on the balance of the rights and responsibilities of the individual and the state, the Rosalind Franklin Conference will explore the subject from a more 'science and technology' based approach. The residential conferences are open to sixth form students, by invitation, and take place annually in the Spring.  


The Dicey Conference 2016 was held at Trinity College, Oxford on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th March. We would like to thank our sponsors, the speakers and student delegates for their participation in a most interesting and informative conference.                     .

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rosalind Franklin Conference

The Rosalind Franklin Conference 2016 was held at Newnham College, Cambridge on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th April. We would like to thank Dame Carol Black and her team for their excellent hospitality and support in jointly sponsoring our first conference in Cambridge, and also the speakers, syndicate leaders and delegates for making it such a success.  

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