Rotary Foundation Conference

Sat, Mar 25th 2023 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

at St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Showcasing Rotary activities across our district

We look forward to welcoming Rotarians, friends of Rotary and members of other community groups who may be partners or prospective partners of Rotary to our Rotary Foundation Conference organised by the district Foundation team. 

 It is a great opportunity to hear from our project beneficiaries, to share our club successes and to develop new project ideas. Covering topics such as support of refugees and asylum seekers, overseas public health projects, mental health initiatives and youth groups. 

£35.00 per person including lunch and coffees.

Please use this link to the registration form (you can register up to five delegates on one form)

Download the poster: 

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St Anne's College is on Woodstock Road, just north of Oxford city centre. It is very easy to reach on the bus from Redbridge Park & Ride car park south of the city, and from Pear Tree Park & Ride car park, north of the city. There is some on street parking nearby but check in advance for charges and allowed duration. 

There will be a very limited number of parking spaces available for disabled delegates. Please request a space in the registration form.


We will add to this as the speaker order is confirmed

9.00 - 9.30    Registration and coffees

9.30 - 11.05    Plenary One

11.05 - 11.50    Coffee break

11.50 - 12.50    Plenary Two

12.50 - 14.00    Lunch

14.00 - 15.00   Break Out Discussions

15.00 - 16.00    Plenary Three

16.00   Close


No5 Young People – speaking about their work in and around Reading, some of which has been supported by Rotary Foundation grants through local Rotary clubs

Mediation Bucks – speaking about their work across the county, including family and neighbour-to-neighbour mediation, some of which has been supported by Rotary Foundation grants through local Rotary clubs

Thames Valley Police – speaking about violence reduction initiatives and community responses to crime 

Thames Hospice - an update on the Rotary Foundation funded training project (part on video)

Rotary Scholars – graduate students at Oxford and Reading Universities – speaking about their interests in:

  • Trauma healing therapy
  • Refugees in Turkey and community self-help groups
  • Gun crime in the USA and community responses and initiatives to reduce crime
  • Environmental studies at Reading University
  • Conservation projects in Kenya

Members of the Vocational Training Team that visited Uganda to provide training on emergency birth skills to nursing students and midwives

Members of Thame and Princes Risborough Rotary clubs, speaking about their support of Ukrainian refugees working in partnership with local organisations

Members of Abingdon Vesper Rotary club speaking about fuel-saving stoves in Uganda

Our Foundation Chair John speaking about the opportunities for members to join the team of 'Cadre' - volutneer advisors who support large projects across the globe in their design, delivery and evaluation. 

Members of our Rotary Foundation team for Great Britain and Ireland, speaking about Rotary's Polio Eradication programme and how we support the Rotary Foundation. 

There will also be an update from members of the district team on the work that Rotarians have done to supply generators to hospitals in Ukraine.

Break Out Discussions

There will be two break out discussions, that we hope all delegates will be keen to take part in.

  • young people, mental health and community responses to (youth) crime
  • support for refugees and asylum seekers

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