Women's Leadership Symposium in Oxford
Women's Leadership  Symposium in Oxford


The Symposia will be held at the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Somerville College was named in honour of Mary Somerville, the self-taught Scottish mathematician and scientist who was also much involved in the women's suffrage movement and the education of women.


Famous members include Eleanor Rathbone, the first graduate to become an MP, Margaret Thatcher, Dorothy Sayers, Indira Gandhi, Shirley Williams, Dorothy Hodgkin, the distinguished chemist and Nobel Prize winner.

Somerville College on Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6HD

Somerville College
Some of the August 2018 participants


17 - 19 March 2022

Abstract submission  – 10 February

 Early registration –  3 January

Regular registration – 1 March

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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"Many thanks for an amazing experience."

"The experience far exceeded my expectation."

"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."

Some of the August 2016 participants
Some of the March 2017 participants
Some of the August 2017 participants
Some of the March 2019 participants
Some of the August 2019 participants
Some of the December 2019 participants
Some of the December 2019 participants
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