OCCA Summer Conference

5pm, 13 July 2022 at Merton College, Oxford
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Merton College, Merton St, Oxford, OX1 4JD, United Kingdom

Considering Today’s Big Questions

If you are a Christian who wants to grapple with the thorny questions of today’s culture, this three-day event is for you!

Join the OCCA team at the beautiful Merton College, Oxford, from 11-13 July for our Summer Conference, where we will explore topics such as:

  • Power and the abuse of power
  • Cancel culture and wokeness
  • Racism and critical race theory
  • Identity, gender, sexuality
  • Questions of mind, body and soul

These are complex issues and you may have found yourself feeling reluctant to engage, or ill-equipped to respond to questions if you do.

Together we’ll do a deep dive into these important issues, to gain insight and understanding for ourselves, and to learn how we can have meaningful conversations about these topics in our spheres of influence. We’ll look at a framework for thinking through challenging questions and discover how we can respond with sincere, credible and helpful answers.

Conference format

Each day, John Lennox will lead morning devotions, followed by a variety of lectures, workshops, discussion groups and Q&A sessions. A detailed schedule will be shared closer to the time.

Event speakers include Amy Orr-Ewing, Lara Buchanan, Max Baker-Hytch, Rahil Patel, Sam Allberry, Sharon Dirckx, Simon Edwards, Tom Price, and more.

Event Cost

The Summer Conference is priced at £495 per person, with the intention of keeping the gathering to less than 50 people. The fee includes lunch and refreshments during the day. (Accommodation and other meals are excluded.)

We want this conference to be available to anyone. If the cost is barrier for you, please get in touch about a bursary.

Accommodation

Delegates should source their own accommodation. Merton is able to offer some student-style accommodation based on the rates below. Pricing is per night and includes breakfast. If you are interested in this option, email Julia at events@theocca.org to inquire about availability. Please note that the number of rooms is limited.

£ 75.00 – B&B single standard (shared bathroom)
£ 96.00 – B&B single en suite
£ 135.00 – B&B twin en suite

Pre-event Oxford Tour

For those not familiar with Oxford and who arrive early on Sunday, 10th July, we will start with a tour of Oxford, unpacking the rich Christian heritage of this city.

Post-event Conversations

For those wishing to stay on an extra day, members of our team will host a morning gathering on Thursday, 14 July. This will include a devotion, a time of sharing and prayer, and an opportunity to feedback on how we can better equip you for the future.

Further Enquiries

If you need any additional information, please email Julia at events@theocca.org.

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