Saturday 15 June 2019 9.00 am. to 5.30p.m. (doors open from 8.30a.m.
Venue: St Antony’s College, Nisan Theatre, Oxford U
In partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre
The theme this year is Creativity and Innovation
Detailed programme and booking details to follow. For programme and presentation
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The Britain Zimbabwe Society´s Research Day this year will explore the findings of researchers and practitioners in the achievements, challenges and futures of Zimbabwean innovation and creativity. Arts and culture, science and technology have demonstrated extraordinary resilience through times of turbulence and the most difficult economic and political circumstances in the 20th and 21st century. Key questions arise about identity, national and social recognition, finance and livelihoods, education and development, and the role of research.
RD2019 will interrogate and critically reflect on these issues. It is a forum to which all are welcome, and where presenters share original research, fresh thinking and new perspectives with an engaged and supportive audience. There will be four panels, two on art and culture, two on science and technology, with plenty of time for audience questions and discussion. Our speakers this year include
DR GEOFF BANDA, lecturer on global food security and innovation at the University of Edinburgh, on the innovative TIBA Partnership (Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa) and pharmaceutical manufacture in Zimbabwe.
DR JULIUS MUGWAGWA, assistant professor on innovation and development at University College London, on how innovation can stimulate Zimbabwean economic recovery and growth.
DR ROSELYN MASAMHA, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, exploring innovation amongst the Zimbabwean diaspora.
LISA SIDAMBE, programme director on global affairs for the Nhimbe Trust in Bulawayo, on Nhimbe Trust´s promotion of cultural policies for Zimbabwe that nurture creativity and
LENNON MHISHI, postdoctoral research associate at University of Liverpool, inter alia exploring how the arts and humanities can be used to tackle contemporary slavery in sub-Saharan Africa.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Research Day 2019.