Development Conference

15 November 2021

Today, a large cohort of our Sixth Formers tuned into our final student-organised conference of the term which, this time, was focused on development.

Together with other students throughout the country, our Year 12 and 13 Geographers and Economists heard from several expert speakers on a range of topics throughout the afternoon, from ‘why money matters to get us to a climate safe world’ to ‘asset-based microfinance for microenterprises’.

There were five sessions in total, each comprised of a main talk followed by a Q&A slot. Thanks go to our five speakers who generously gave up their time and shared their expertise with our students: Dr Mattia Bertazzini, Prize Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford; Sam Bickersteth, Chief Executive – Opportunity International; Professor Simon Quinn, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford; Dr Mihika Chatterjee, Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford; and Professor Gary Fields, John P. Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

The event was a resounding success and we have received an abundance of positive feedback from participants:

‘Thank you so much for speaking to A level students at a time when they are preparing to go to university. it has provided them with a real taste of what is to come.’

‘We would like to thank all the speakers as they all have really insightful and interesting talks. We would also like to thank the students at Oxford High School who led the event so well’

On behalf of the OHS community and all of the participants, thank you to the students and staff who made this event happen. It was fantastic!

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