The McWhirter Foundation

We are an apolitical charitable foundation.

We aim to:

  • Encourage young people to consider their role in society at an annual
    two-day educational conference, known as 'The Dicey Conference'.
  • Recognise outstanding acts of courage and good citizenship.

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Dicey Conference 2015

Dicey 2015 will be held at Trinity College Oxford on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March.

The subject for discussion at the conference is:

How Important is Morality in Shaping British Foreign Policy?

Speakers invited for the Dicey Conference 2015:

Rt. Hon. Clare Short - Former Labour Secretary of State for International Development in Prime Minister Tony Blair's government, she later resigned to serve as an Independent MP.

Rev.  Dr. David Coulter, QHC, CF - Chaplain-General to the Forces.

James Robbins - BBC Diplomatic Correspondent since 1998. He helped lead the BBC coverage of the 9/11 attacks on the USA.

Dr. Adam Humphreys - Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Reading.