Oxford Symposium on Women's Studies

Suggested Topics

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The Symposium is multi-disciplinary and welcomes presentations on any topic that relates to women, gender, and/or leadership. Within the scope of these topics are other more nuanced research subjects which may bear investigation. The listing is not intended to be exhaustive and is not conceived as placing constraints on the substance or type of research that may be presented at the Symposium.


  • Gender Equity
  • Gender Issues in an Ageing Society
  • Gender and History
  • Women and Athletics
  • Women’s Leadership Development
  • Women in Science
  • Women in the University: Benefits and Barriers
  • Market Limitations on Women's Careers
  • Glass Ceilings in the Workplace
  • Economics of Gender
  • Women at Work: Women Executives and Company Boards
  • Women and Social Justice: A Dilemma
  • Women in the Military: Motherhood, War, and Veterans
  • Politics of Gender in Transnational Contexts
  • Gender and the Environment
  • Feminist Geography
  • Women's Health
  • Feminist Biology
  • The Future of Feminism
  • Culture and Women’s Progress
  • Politics of Abortion
  • Artificial Reproductive Technologies
  • Women’s Education and Population Growth
  • Women’s Health, Politics, and the Child
  • Women’s Rights and the Law
  • Women and Media Studies
  • Child Marriage
  • Abuse of Power and #MeToo
  • Inspirational Figures

Important Dates:

15-17 July 2024

Abstract Submission: 24 June

Regular Registration: 16 June

Late Registration for Observers: 30 June

Late Registration for Presenters: 22 June

What our Alumni are Saying

The Audacity to Stand - Esta Broderick-Winkle
A poem dedicated to the 20th Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium
EstaBroderick_The Audacity to Stand.pdf
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"I found all the presentations very interesting. It was a great opportunity to hear different perspectives on women's issues. The discussion after my presentation was very enriching and I will take it into account in my further research."

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