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Date: 11:45 on Mon, 02 Sep 2013 - Fri, 06 Sep 2013

Venue:
Manor Road Building,Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

Materials: Event Paper

Contact: enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Contact(s)
Name:
Jane Greig, Francesco Billari

General information about the 3rd Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research.

Why attend the 3rd Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research?

A comprehensive learning package 

In five days you will receive an intensive introduction to the theory and methods of longitudinal and life course research from the perspectives of demography, sociology and epidemiology, including practical classes in data analysis.

Unique faculty

Classes will be taught by a faculty of European scientists, experienced in longitudinal and life course research, who are united by an interest in bridging the different traditions of demography, sociology and epidemiology and building the early career foundations of a European network in longitudinal and life course research.

Variety of teaching methods

The summer school will offer a mix of lectures, seminars, supervised data analysis, and roundtable discussion to provide a stimulating introduction to life course ideas and ways of analysing longitudinal data, using examples from different data sets and substantive outcomes (e.g. Family formation; health & disease).

High standards

The idea for the Summer School came from a European Workshop in longitudinal and life course research, held at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, which aimed to bridge the social and biological sciences. The Summer School is supported by relevant learned societies and research units from across Europe, including those producing two specialist international peer-reviewed journals.

Excellent environment

The University of Oxford is the second oldest surviving university in the world, and the oldest English-speaking university. It consists of departments, colleges and the central administrative and government buildings, and these are spread across the city; there is no one main campus. Famous alumni include Prime Minister David Cameron, authors C. S. Lewis and Philip Pullman, and the film star Hugh Grant. The rivalry between the University of Oxford and its counterpart the University of Cambridge is not just confined to the academic battlefield; the annual University Boat Race (sponsored by BNY Mellon) is a famous clash of two prestigious universities which is televised globally. Currently Cambridge leads by 81 wins to Oxford’s 76.

Famous landmark buildings within the City of Oxford include the Ashmolean Museum, the Bridge of Sighs at Hertford College, the Sheldonian Theatre, and the world-renowned Bodleian Library with its Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is also famous on film and TV as “the fictional crime capital of the world”, as Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis and Sergeant Hathaway solve an average of three murders per week. One of the most famous colleges is Christ Church, where a mathematics don, Charles Dodgson, wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland under his better known pseudonym, Lewis Carroll.  More recently the dining room at Christ Church was famously used as the dining room at Hogwarts School in the films of J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter books.

This stimulating academic environment is an excellent background for the 3rd Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research, and we look forward to welcoming you to the “city of dreaming spires”.

Programme

Monday 2nd September

9.00 Welcome & introduction

Francesco Billari

9.15 Potential of life course research

David Blane

11.00 Plenary talk

Michael Shanahan

Lunch

14.00 The sociological and demographic traditions of life course research

Aat Liefbroer

15.30 The epidemiological tradition of life course research

Mel Bartley

17.30 Students' poster presentations

(with drinks). Session organisers: Alexander Janus and Robert De Vries

Tuesday 3rd September

9.00 Multilevel models

Francesco Billari

Lunch

13.00 Computer lab session with worked examples and exercises

Dimitri Mortelmans

Wednesday 4th September

9.00 Event history analysis

Hill Kulu

Lunch

13.00 Computer lab sessions with worked examples and exercises

Karel Neels

Thursday 5th September

9.00 Sequence analysis

Cees Elzinga

Lunch

13.00 Computer lab sessions with worked examples and exercises

Gilbert Ritschard

Friday 6th September

9.00 Developing research proposals

Matthias Richter

11.00 Q&A Session

David Blane, Mel Bartley, Francesco Billari

13.00 Concluding remarks

David Blane

Some Practical Information

The summer school will be in the Manor Road Building.  In Seminar Rooms B, D, G and the IT suite.  Teas, Coffees and lunches will be served in the Common Room.

The Manor Road Building opens at 8am on each day, and closes at 6.30pm.

Internet access in the Manor Road building: can be obtained using Eduroam (if you have login details already) or using the Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL). A username and password for OWL are included in your pack.  In signing for your pack you have signed your agreement to the OWL license if you choose to use it.

Accommodation: In St Catherine’s College, Oxford, which is next to the Manor Road Building includes bed, breakfast and evening meal.(https://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk).  All single rooms are en-suite with wireless access..

Accommodation is provided from Sunday 1st September until (and including) Friday 7th September - i.e. checkout on Saturday 8th September BEFORE 10am.

Tourist Information:The Oxford Visitor Information Centre is located at 15-16 Broad Street, and is open from 9.30am – 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am - 4pm on Sunday. The Ashmolean Museum on Beaumont Street shows world class art and historical exhibits and charges no entrance fee (open 10am – 6pm on Friday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm on Saturday).  Blackwells bookshop, including the famous underground Norrington room, can be found on Broad Street .

Practical Information

The summer school will be in the Manor Road Building.  In Seminar Rooms B, D, G and the IT suite.  Teas, Coffees and lunches will be served in the Common Room.

The Manor Road Building opens at 8am on each day, and closes at 6.30pm.

Internet access in the Manor Road building: can be obtained using Eduroam (if you have login details already) or using the Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL). A username and password for OWL are included in your pack.  In signing for your pack you have signed your agreement to the OWL license if you choose to use it.

Accommodation: In St Catherine’s College, Oxford, which is next to the Manor Road Building includes bed, breakfast and evening meal.(https://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk).  All single rooms are en-suite with wireless access..

Accommodation is provided from Sunday 1st September until (and including) Friday 7th September - i.e. checkout on Saturday 8th September BEFORE 10am.

Tourist Information:The Oxford Visitor Information Centre is located at 15-16 Broad Street, and is open from 9.30am – 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am - 4pm on Sunday. The Ashmolean Museum on Beaumont Street shows world class art and historical exhibits and charges no entrance fee (open 10am – 6pm on Friday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm on Saturday).  Blackwells bookshop, including the famous underground Norrington room, can be found on Broad Street .

Local Organising Committee:

Francesco Billari
Neli Demireva
Robert De Vries
Jane Greig (School Administrator)
Alexander Janus
Victoria Bancroft

email: enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Useful contact numbers:

Department of Sociology: 01865 281 740
Manor Road Building reception: 01865 286110
University Security (if you get locked in the building): 01865 289999

Emergency numbers:

Police, Ambulance, Fire: 999
NHS Direct: http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ or 0845 4647

Organizers:

Jane Greig (at Sociology Front Desk): tel 01865 281740 (office hours only)
Francesco Billari: Francesco.billari@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Taxi numbers:

ABC Radio Taxis - 01865 242424
001 Taxis – 01865 240000
Oxford Cars – 01865 406080

Travelling to Oxford

From Heathrow or Gatwick Airport to Oxford

There are buses that run every 30 minutes from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.  The journey takes around 90 minutes from Heathrow, longer from Gatwick, http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk .

It is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop at Queens Lane to St Catherine’s College (this is closer than going to the bus station) this is marked on the map below.

Eurostar

The Eurostar has good links through London Paddington/St Pancras stations to Oxford

http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/destinations.jsp

 

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General Communication

Who do I contact about the 3rd Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research?

Please email enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with all queries; this is a shared email address and is only accessible to Jane Greig who administers the Summer School

 

Application Procedures

When will I know whether my application has been accepted?

As soon as registration closes all applications will be considered.  You will have a definite answer by email by the end of April 2013. Please contact enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have not had an answer by this time.

I have received an email accepting me on the course and asking me to confirm my attendance.  What will happen if I do not reply to this?

If there is a high demand for places we will want people, who have been allocated a place on the course, to confirm that they will indeed be participating. We ask for you to confirm your attendance so that, if you can no longer come, we are able to offer your place to someone waiting.  If we do not receive your confirmation we will try and fill your place with someone else who would like to attend.  Therefore, please reply confirming your attendance as soon as you are able and this will secure your place.

Registration has closed.  How can I find out if there are any places left of the course?

Please email enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will let you know if there are still places.

 

Cancellation Procedures

I need to cancel my registration - how can I do this?

If registration is still open please email enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to cancel your registration.  Alternatively, ring Jane Greig (01865 281740)

If you have been accepted onto the course you may cancel your registration provided that the payment deadline has not yet passed.  If payment has been received for course fees (we regret to say that we can only refund you if your course place can be filled.

 

Payment and Funding

When do I have to pay?

Payment for the summer school must be paid by the deadline of 30th July 2013.

How can I pay for the course/accommodation?

Payment can only be made via the online shop.

Can I pay by bank transfer?

We are sorry, but you will not be able to pay this way.

Can I pay by personal credit card? (NB not AMEX)

Yes, via the online shop

My institution will pay for me - how can I arrange this?

Please ask them to pay via the online shop.

My institution needs an invoice - can this be in euros?

We regret we cannot invoice your institution in euros.

Can I have a receipt?

Yes, a receipt will be included in your course packs which you will be given on the first day.  If you need your receipt sooner than this please email enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request this.

 

Visa Letters

 I will need a VISA letter to travel to the Summer School.  How can I arrange this?

Please let us know that you need a visa letter when you fill in the registration form.  We will ensure that letters are issued quickly; unfortunately, we cannot issue them without first receiving payment from you.  Prompt payment of course and accommodation fees will ensure that you have as much time as possible to secure your visa.

If you think you will need longer to organise a visa than the deadlines allow (e.g. the time available from being accepted on to the course and the time you need your visa for travel) please contact enquiries@sociology.ox.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as you have registered and we will try and solve this problem by fast tracking your application.

Will my course fee/accommodation fee be refunded if I do not get a visa for the UK?

We appreciate that it is sometimes difficult having to pay before the visa is issued.  If we are able to fill your place on the course then we will be pleased to refund your course fees if we are able to.  However, if you cancel late and/or we are unable to fill your place then we will be unable to refund your course fees.  Your accommodation fees can only be refunded if you cancel in plenty of time and before the hotel/college has applied any cancellation charges to booked rooms.  If the hotel/college has already charged for your room we will be unable to refund your accommodation fees.

Accommodation

How will I find out about checking in arrangements at the accommodation - should I contact the accommodation directly?

When we have received payment for your accommodation we will send you all the information regarding accommodation including the checking in arrangements.

How will I find out if there is internet access at the accommodation - should I contact the accommodation directly?

You will be given log in details when you check into St Catherine's college. All bedrooms at St Catherine's have wi-fi access.

Certificate

I need a certificate to prove that I attended the course - will I receive one automatically?

Yes - at the end of your course please see the tutor or teaching assistant and they will give you your certificate.

 

02 Sep @11:45

The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research

The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research is an international initiative under the auspices of learned societies (the European Association for Population Studies and the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies) and leading research centres. It aims to bring closer the social and biological sides of this research area and to build the early career capacity of a European research network. The first two editions (2011 and 2012) were organised in Antwerp.

The Summer School is intended for post-doctoral fellows and postgraduate research students who are interested in exploring the potential of longitudinal and life course research or who want to develop further their existing skills.

The course includes lectures and discussions led by experienced researchers. Examples are drawn from a wide range of longitudinal data sets and illustrated with social and biological life course outcomes. Computer lab sessions develop practical skills on multilevel modelling, event history analysis and sequence analysis. Participants will also be able to present their research ideas and obtain feedback.

The faculty for the Summer School 2013 includes: Mel Bartley (ICLS); Francesco Billari (Oxford); David Blane (ICLS); Cees Elzinga (VU Amsterdam); Hill Kulu (Liverpool); Aat Liefbroer (NIDI & VU Amsterdam); Karel Neels (Antwerp); Dimitri Mortelmans (Antwerp); Matthias Richter (Halle); Gilbert Ritschard (Geneva & LIVES). Michael J Shanahan (North Carolina) will deliver the keynote speech.

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