Conference on Everything

The Conference on Everything is the pinnacle of academic life in College. MCR students are invited to present their research through talks and posters to an audience composed of the other Churchillians – students and fellows. As the title suggests, we get a truly wonderful variety of topics at the conference that aims to please the curios among us. Usually we invite a famous speaker who has a connection with College for the keynote talk. Previous speakers have included: Iraqi Ambassador Salah Al-Shaikhly; Michael Green; Julian Huppert, and David Spiegelhalter. A poster competition is held before dinner, and the best poster gets awarded the Alex Mischenko Prize. The best presentation is awarded the Sir David Wallace Prize.

The nature of the conference is to share in the collective creativity and ingenuity of Churchill’s research students, and so the conferences are free to attend and guests from outside of Churchill are more than welcome. Breaks for refreshments and wine during poster displays are also included for your enjoyment.

This year’s Conference on Everything will be held on Sunday the 28th of April. It will feature a keynote speech given by Professor Peter Wadhams, followed by short presentations and poster sessions given by Churchill graduate students. The participants will be considered by a panel of Churchill fellows and alumni for the Alex Mischenko Prize for Best Poster and the Sir David Wallace Prize for Best Presentation. Registration will take place in the SCR corridor, the talks will be given in the Fellows’ Dining Room, and the poster sessions will be held in the Cockcroft Room. 
It would be our pleasure to see you there and we hope that you enjoy the wonderful variety of subjects presented! Here you can find more details about the conference presentations and the poster sessions and here a more detailed version of the programme.

13:00 Registration for presenters*
13:30 Plenary Talk – Prof. Peter Wadhams
14:15 Presentation Session I
15:30 Poster Exhibition I (tea, coffee & biscuits provided)
16:00 Presentation Session II
17:15 Poster Exhibition II (wine, cheese & crackers provided)
17:30 Presentation Session III
18:30 Collation/Prize Presentation
18:45 Closing Remarks
19:30 Advanced Student Dinner

* Please note that registration at 13:00 is primarily for conference speakers and poster presenters. Attendees do not have to register to attend the conference.