Professor Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Steve Cross, Head of Public Engagement, University College London
Dr Warren Dockter, Archives By-Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Katie Hewitt, Careers Adviser, Cambridge University Careers Service
Professor Howard Hotson, Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
Dr Steve Joy, Careers Adviser, Cambridge University Careers Service
Dr Debbie McVitty, NUS, Head of Higher Education (Research and Policy)
Dr Valbona Muzaka, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, King’s College London
Dame Elizabeth Neville, DBM, QPM, former Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police
Dr Graham Scholefield, Management Consultant
Alison Skilbeck, Actress; Associate Teacher, RADA
With a performance from actress Ruth Rosen
Testimonials from previous delegates
Cumberland Lodge provided a hugely effective context in which to discuss ideas with fascinating people.
Dr C. L. Lynch, Tutor in Transferable Skills, Brunel Graduate School
This conference will leave you with a very clear and unadulterated view of what your life as an academic might be – a must for every PhD student who wants to know what lies beyond.
Siza Mtimbiri, University of Cambridge
Excellent practice in presenting my own research to an audience not in the same field. Making it an excellent learning opportunity in communication skills and conveying a message clearly - as well as then getting feedback on my performance. Cumberland Lodge is a beautiful setting and environment to have a break from the research department !!
Dr Robert Petrarca, King’s College London
There are two ways to register for Life Beyond the PhD: by direct registration (payment by PayPal or by credit card via our PayPal system), or by requesting an invoice.
The standard (single occupancy) rate is £325; shared occupancy £225. Both rates include all meals and accommodation. There is also a non-residential rate of £125 which includes meals but not accommodation. All enquiries should be directed to Janis Reeves.