The University has proposed a model for closer integration between different levels of academic life.
At St Anne’s, we intend to build a more stimulating intellectual environment across the College, and take advantage of the unique inter-disciplinary connections between subjects that a college community can make real.
We have created a number of ‘subject families’ which will bring together everyone at the different levels of their academic careers, from undergraduate to professorial Fellow. We will also establish subject groupings that connect aligned subjects with one another.
We can only realise these ambitions working closely in partnership with the University and its departments. The University is committed to retaining its position as a world-class academic institution. It judges itself in an international context.
We would like to establish a reputation as the College most flexible and most willing to work with the University to achieve its overall goals.
Subject Family Events are held twice a term to encourage integration between the different levels of academic life within St Anne’s, and to form cross-disciplinary links between members of College working in different fields.
They begin with three presentations from members of College, followed by question time and then dinner in Hall. The aim of the events is to bring people from different disciplines within St Anne’s together, as well as to enable all members of College – from undergraduates to fellows – to hear about the research that College members are involved in.
The events are grouped into Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities, and we aim to include a paper in each from a doctoral student, a junior researcher (such as a JRF or lecturer) and a senior member of College. Papers last for 20 mins and there is no strict theme, indeed the preference is for breadth of topics. All College members are welcome to attend, and students are particularly encouraged to take this opportunity to interact with more senior members of College.