The SOAS-Oxford Research For Development (R4D) Lunchtime Series

An informal space to discuss all aspects of ODA-funded, development-oriented research: from ethics to impact and everything in between.

The increased diversification of the ODA funding portfolio brings new opportunities for research institutions to engage in development-focused research through schemes like GCRF and Newton Fund. But what does it mean to do research for development ethically and effectively? How are researchers’ roles and expectations changing to meet the demands for impactful research? How should we engage with partners, decision makers and communities across cultural, gender and socioeconomic divides? What new pressures do research managers and research officers face to meet compliance requirements? Each event aims to bring together researchers, students and facilitators to learn, discuss and share insights on specific aspects of ODA-funded research in an informal, interactive and thought-provoking space.

How to join

Each event will be hosted either by Oxford or SOAS with audiences connected via webcast and live tweet. Participants can join one of the venues or participate remotely via the livestream. A link will be made available via the series website

Thursday 14 November 2019 (5th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Thursday 30 January 2020 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

Thursday 27 February 2020 (6th Week, Hilary Term)

Thursday 26 March 2020 (10th Week, Hilary Term)

Thursday 30 April 2020 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

Thursday 18 June 2020 (8th Week, Trinity Term)

Thursday 17 September 2020 (21st Week, Trinity Term)

This series features in the following public collections: