Advanced Studies Seminars

The aim of our Advanced Studies Seminars is to provide a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion and development of ideas in cutting edge areas of working with values in health and social care


Other than the above aim there are no restrictions on topics and no required outputs. Seminars can however be helpful in setting up Networks, for example, or for developing research, teaching or publishing initiatives

The first seminar was organized by Helena Fox and Michael Musalek to bring together people working on aesthetics in mental health and led to the establishment of the Aesthetics in Mental Health (AiMH) group

Funding and Accommodation

We have support for one-day seminars, generously provided by the Laces Trust, though proposals for longer meetings are also welcome

The funding for a one-day Advanced Studies Seminar includes College meeting facilities and coffee, tea and a high-table lunch for up to twenty-five people. We have no funding for larger meetings or for travel or overnight expenses

Organising a Meeting

If you have ideas for organising a meetings please Contact Us

St Catherine’s College offers a wide range of excellent conference facilities for meetings of all kinds. For details please contact the Conference Office at


Helpful information about travel to Oxford can be found on the St Catherine’s College website

The College address is Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, UK; telephone number (the Lodge) +44 (0)1865 271700

Organizing an Advanced Studies Seminar and Other Meetings

We welcome proposals for Advanced Studies Seminars and Other Meetings

For more information please Contact Us

Meetings and Advanced Studies Seminars

For a list of past and future meetings please click here.

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WikiVBP Reference Library

The wikiVBP Reference Library aims to provide a focused resource of literature and other materials supporting training, research and policy developments in values-based practice.

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Key Areas of Collaboration

Core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas, Education, Regulation and Integration, together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice

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Values-based Surgical Care

Values-based practice in surgery is an innovative approach to decision making in surgery, linking science with people.


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Training Materials and Resources

The CUP Book Series

Cambridge University Press has a VBP book series.

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