Our second Rotary Foundation event for Rotarians, friends and partners of Rotary across the Thames Valley will be held at Mansfield College in Oxford.
Details of timings, speakers and registration can be found below.
Please use this link to register. Rotary Foundation Seminar Registration.
The cost is £24.00 for each delegate. This includes coffees, lunch and a drinks reception at the end of the day. Payment details will be sent to you when you complete the registration form.
start & end times are fixed, but session and break times may be subject to change:
9.15 - 10.00 coffees and registration
10.00 - 11.20 welcome and session one, with a focus on peace and supporting refugees and asylum seekers
11.20 - 12.00 coffee break
12.00 - 13.25 session two, with a focus on polio and Rotary Scholars
13.25 - 14.45 lunch
14.45 - 16.30 session three, with a focus on education, equality & diversity and youth programmes
16.30 - 17.15 drinks reception
If you have a club project that has been supported by the Rotary Foundation and you would like to share your successes or learning points then please contact email@example.com to ask about a speaking spot. We have filled the main spots but still have spaces for "3-minute clubs showcases" similar to the soapbox at the March 2022 district conference.
Not sure what to expect from a district Rotary Foundation seminar? Have a look at the video on the page about the March 2023 Rotary Foundation conference.
Keith is the current president of Witney Rotary. Witney Rotary worked with other community groups in the town to assist Ukrainian refugees when they arrived in early 2022. In late 2022, the Home Office took over a hotel in town and have housed around 200 asylum-seekers there. They are mostly families of many different nationalities, with around 40 school-age children. The churches, Rotary, schools, local health centre and District Council have all worked together to support this group.
More to follow...
V. Sreetharan is a member of Westminster West Rotary. A Rotarian since 1995, he is on the organising committee for the Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference to be held in London on 9th & 10th February 2024. Sree will speak about his journey from Drumming for Peace at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in April 2018, to the Lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons in all Commonwealth Capital Cities in June 2022, and the daunting task of organising a Presidential Peace Conference in London in February 2024. How and why is this so important to him?”
Iyiola Solanke was a Rotary Scholar in the mid 1990s. She studied Swahili in Tanzania supported by Rotary in London. Since then she has a hugely successful and varied career. She joined the Oxford Law Faculty in August 2022 and while chatting in the office kitchen during a break in a meeting, she and Karen Eveleigh had a great conversation about Rotary, prompted by Karen wearing her Rotary badge in the office that day.
Iyiola Solanke is Jacques Delors Professor of European Union Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College. She was previously Professor of European Union Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds Law School and the Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the University. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law and Harvard University School of Public Health. Professor Solanke is a former Jean Monnet Fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute. She is an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple.
Her research focuses on institutional change, in relation to both law and organisations. Her work adopts socio-legal, historical and comparative methodologies. She is the author of ‘EU Law’ (CUP 2022), ‘Making Anti-Racial Discrimination Law’ (Routledge 2011) and ‘Discrimination as Stigma - A Theory of Anti- Discrimination Law’ (Hart 2017), as well as many articles in peer reviewed journals.
She founded the Black Female Professors Forum to promote visibility of women professors of colour, and the Temple Women’s Forum North to promote engagement between legal professionals and students in and around Yorkshire. In 2018 she chaired the Inquiry into the History of Eugenics at UCL and she is currently leading two research projects: Co-POWeR, a project looking into the impact of COVID on practices for wellbeing and resilience in Black, Asian and minority ethnic families and communities; and Generation Delta, a project promoting access to and success in post graduate research (PGR) study for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women.
Other current projects focus on legal protection from weight discrimination as well as de-colonising European Union law.
Slough Rotary has distributed Dictionaries to schools in and around Slough for over ten years. They have often used Rotary Foundation grants to part fund the annual programme.
Robin has been in Rotary for 49 years, a past president and current secretary of Slough. He was a member of the district Foundation team for several years and organised the Paul Harris Fellows’ lunch in Oxford for three year. He has attended over 40 district conferences!
Tom is well known across the district as an organiser of charity trips to Serbia, Kosovo and other countries with lorry loads of aid, something he has been doing for 10 years. He was club president last year and will be again in 2024-25.
more held on 25th March 2023 at St Anne's College in Oxford
back Organised by the District Foundation Committee to inform the members about The Rotary Foundation and how it can support Rotary club activities in the Thames Valley.