Graduate Symposium

The Graduate Symposium meets four or five times in the Easter Term. It is attended by all of the graduate students in the Department (MPhil and PhD) and by all of the senior members.


Graduate Symposium Easter Term 2019:

The ASNC Graduate Symposium in 2019 will be held on Tuesday afternoons 2-4pm in Easter Term. Times and dates are yet to be confirmed - watch this space!

The last symposium in the series is traditionally followed by a cocktail party - again, further details will follow.


Previous Events:

Graduate Symposium 2013:

The themes for 2013 were:

  • Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’
  • Borders, Boundaries and Bridges’
  • 'Beginnings and Endings'
  • ‘….a cocktail of contexts’


Graduate Symposium 2012:

The themes for 2012 were:

  • WTF: Wh-questions, Texts & [Word] Formation’
  • All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted to the Lord: And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in his sight
  • It’s all Greek to me!
  • Ooh, behave! Beyond the boundaries of expected behaviour

Symposium Schedule for 2012


Graduate Symposium 2011:

The themes for 2011 were:

  • Transformation
  • Translation
  • Connecting the Past and Future
  • In Difference: Uncovering Meaning through Juxtoposition
  • The Seven Deadly Sins

Symposium Schedule for 2011


Graduate Symposium 2010:

The themes for 2010 were:

  • 'It's About Time!'
  • Crime and misfortune
  • Great Minds
  • Illusion
  • Mutilation

Symposium Schedule for 2010


Graduate Symposium 2009:

The themes for 2009 were:

  • Light and Dark
  • Idealisation
  • Killing in the Name of
  • Drink Semantics

Symposium Schedule for 2009


Graduate Symposium 2008:

The themes for 2008 were:

  • Out of sight, out of mind
  • One Swallow does not a summer make
  • There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip
  • If you're in an hole, stop digging

Symposium Schedule 2008