Upcoming Advance Schedule

London-Oxford Advance 2019

History meets future: media, globalization, culture 

Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in London and Oxford, UK, for the LGP8-10 DMin cohorts. Additional details are added to this page as they become available.

Dates:

    • LGP10 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Tuesday, Sept. 24, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
    • LGP8 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Wednesday, Sept. 25, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
    • LGP9 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Thursday, Sept. 26, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
    • Alumni:
      • Option A, Entire AdvanceArrive by 5pm Thursday, Sept. 26, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
      • Option B, Oxford Only: Arrive by 4pm Sunday, Sept. 29, and finish by 9pm the following Wednesday, Oct. 2, departing anytime on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
    • Detailed schedule

Location(s):

Lodging and conferencing:

Guests and Alumni

Alumni and adult family members of students and Advisors/Project Faculty are welcome to come along on the Advance. Please note that the Oxford colleges do not allow children under 18 years of age to attend. See the DMin Department Housing policy for information on room-sharing parameters.

The fee listed below covers most food, all lodging, and the field trip outings with the program as outlined in the schedule below. All other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. The fee for alumni and guests is fixed and 'all in': 

  • Options: 
    • Entire advance participation $1,500 (Shared room, adult over 18 years).
    • Oxford-leg only: $900
  • Arrange payment of the guest advance fee. You may pay by credit card online or pay by check. Make checks payable to ‘George Fox University’ and send to Heather Rainey’s attention at 12753 SW 68th Ave., P210, Portland, OR 97223.
  • Fee deadline to secure a non-refundable reservation: July 1, 2019
  • Contact Heather Rainey at hrainey@georgefox.edu or 503-554-6162 for more details.

Surveys for all participants:

Students, Advisors/Project Faculty, and Alumni complete the following steps to communicate all transportation, food, and lodging details to the University.

Passport and VISA information:

Insurance

We suggest obtaining travel insurance to cover you in the case of an emergency.

University students, full-time employees, and adjunct faculty (ie. Advisors/Project Faculty) are covered under the university's insurance at no additional cost to them. Guests (including alumni, spouses or family members of students, contractors, and international Advisors/Project Faculty) are not covered under university insurance and should obtain travel insurance separately.

Vaccination

  • Routine vaccines: The CDC recommends encourages you to make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
  • For more information, see CDC's website on the UK.

Miscellaneous

  • Power
  • Passport
  • VISA (depending on nationality)
  • Notify your embassy or consulate of your trip plans
  • Weather information
  • Currency:
    • Bring a personal credit card. Make sure your card is for 'international' usage too. 
    • You will need some personal cash too. How much? It depends on what extracurricular activities you pursue.
    • The United Kingdom uses the Pound (see exchange rate ).
  • Dress: 
    • Business casual attire for Friday, Sept. 27, Saturday, Sept. 28.
    • Semi-formal / formal for the Wednesday, Oct. 2 Gala. 
    • Smart casual will be appropriate for the rest of the Advance. 

Flight Parameters

LGP students and faculty: When making flight arrangements, please follow the parameters outlined below.

LGP10 DMin cohort and Advisors/Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival in London no later than 2pm, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019: London Heathrow International Airport code: LHR.
  • Depart from London anytime Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, or later.

LGP8 DMin cohort and Advisors/Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival in London no later than 2pm, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019: London Heathrow International Airport code: LHR.
  • Depart from London anytime Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, or later.

LGP9 DMin cohorts and Advisors/Project Faculty:

  • Flight arrival in London no later than 2pm, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019: London Heathrow International Airport code: LHR.
  • Depart from London anytime Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, or later.

Local transport

Participants arrange their own transport to the Advance location from the airport. Everyone will use the local mass transport system (ie the London Underground) using an Oyster Card. We do not recommend using the Contactless Card option.

Listed below are the local train or bus/coach options for transport from Heathrow to the London Hotel or from London to Oxford. See the schedule below for journey details.

For ground transit instructions for both London and Oxford, see the dminlgp London-Oxford Advance Ground Travel Directions page

Advance Schedule

The information in this section is tentative and will be updated as details are finalized.

Topics:

  • Public and cultural leadership
  • Church and non-profit ministry challenges, opportunities, and initiatives in the UK

In General:

  • Laundry services:
    • London House Hotel: The hotel does not provide a laundry service. They recommend Central Wash Dry Cleaners. Directions
    • Christ Church: Available
  • All meals are provided (unless noted otherwise) as follows:
    • LGP10 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Dinner, Tues., Sept. 24 - Breakfast, Thurs., Oct. 3
    • LGP9 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Dinner, Thurs., Sept. 26 - Breakfast, Thurs., Oct. 3
    • LGP8 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Dinner, Wed., Sept. 25 - Breakfast, Thurs., Oct. 3
  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows:
    • LGP10 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Tues. night, Sept. 24 – Thurs. morning, Oct. 3
    • LGP9 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Thurs. night, Sept. 26 – Thurs. morning, Oct. 3
    • LGP8 students and Advisors/Project Faculty: Wed. night, Sept. 25 – Thurs. morning, Oct. 3

Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

  • by 5pm: LGP10 participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check-in time is after 2pm.
  • 5:45pm: LGP10 assemble in hotel lobby. 5-minute walk to restaurant. 
  • 6pm: Welcome banquet for LGP10; includes introductions. Location, Bella Italia. Directions.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • 7-8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel. *LGP10 come to breakfast, ready for the day.
  • 8:15am: LGP10 departs for MCHW via London Tube, hotel lobby
    • Tube directions: 8:24am Bayswater Station > Circle line 7 stops > St. James Park Station
  • 9am: LGP10 Program Orientation session (students and Project Faculty), Location - MCHW
    • Program Orientation, including an overview of core assignments and Fall schedule.
    • Lead Mentor introduction
    • Cohort member and Project Faculty introductions
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, catered onsite.
  • 1:30pm: LGP10 Cohort member and Project Faculty introductions
  • 3pm: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 3:15pm: LGP10 Cohort member and Project Faculty introductions continue...
  • 4:30pm: Alumni representative Kristin Hamilton (LGP7) shares tips for succeeding in the program
  • by 5pm: LGP8 participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check in time is after 2pm
  • 5:15pm: LGP10 transit to Cafe Rouge from MCHW
    • Tube directions: 5:27pm at St. James Park Station > District line 3 stops > Temple Station
  • 5:15pm: LGP8 meet in hotel Lobby 
    • Tube directions: Queensway Station > Contral line 6 stops > Holborn Station
  • 6pm: Dinner, includes introductions and tips from LGP8 to LGP10, space permitting. Location, Cafe Rouge, Kingsway.

Thursday, Sept. 26

  • 7-8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel *LGP10 come to breakfast, ready for the day.
  • 8:15am: LGP10 departs for MCHW via London Tube, hotel lobby
    • Tube directions: 8:24am Bayswater Station > Circle line 7 stops > St. James Park Station
  • 9am: Research session, LGP10 students and Project Faculty, Location - MCHW
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 10:30am: Dr. Clark meets with LGP8 students (only) for the morning, meet at London House Hotel lobby
  • Noon: Lunch (LGP8 cohort with Jason, Location, Angus Steakhouse (Praed Street)
  • 1pm: Lunch out (provided), LGP10 students with their Peer Group and Project Faculty
  • 2:30pm: Individual/small peer group meetings with Advisors/Project Faculty (LGP8LGP10), various locations
  • by 5pm: LGP9 participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check in time is after 2pm
  • by 5pm: Alumni participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check in time is after 2pm
  • 5:15pm: All cohorts transit to restaurant, gather in hotel lobby
    • Tube directions: 5:42pm Queensway Station > Central line 2 stops > Marble Arch Station
  • 6pm: All cohort welcome banquet, includes introductions. Location - Maroush Edgware Road

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 7-8:30am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 9am: All cohorts depart to MCHW via London Tube, hotel lobby
    • Tube directions: 9:24am Bayswater Station > Circle line 7 stops > St. James Park Station
  • 10am: Preview of the Day with Jason @ MCHW
  • 10:30am: Carla Harding & Jill Weber of 24/7 Prayer International @ MCHW
  • Noon: Lunch, catered onsite.
  • 1pm: Lord Maurice Glasman & Paul Bickley of Theos Think Tank discuss Brexit @ MCHW
  • 2:45pm: Coffee break
  • 3pm: Revd. Canon Yemi Adedeji of Jesus House @ MCHW
  • 4:30pm: Debrief with Jason Clark
  • 6pm: Dinner out at local restaurants with cohorts and Advisors/Project Faculty (provided). Locations for each cohort: 
    • LGP8: Prince Alfred Pub. Loren Kerns guides. Tube directions: 5:26pm St. James Park Station > Circle line 7 stops > Bayswater Station.
    • LGP9: Taormina. Heather Rainey guides. Jason Clark joins. Tube directions5:21pm Westminster Station > Jubilee line 2 stops > Bond Street Station > Central line 2 stops > Lancaster Gate Station.
    • LGP10: The Swan. Cliff Berger guides.Tube directions5:21pm Westminster Station > Jubilee line 2 stops > Bond Street Station > Central line 2 stops > Lancaster Gate Station.

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 7-8:30am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel 
  • 9am: All cohorts deport for St. Margaret Lothbury via London Tube, hotel lobby
    • Tube directions: 9:18am Queensway Station > Central line 9 stops > Bank Station
  • 10am: Preview of the Day with Jason
  • 10:30am: Revd. Jeremy Crossley of St Margaret Lothbury @ St. Margaret's
  • Noon: Catered lunch, Pret a Manger @ St. Margaret's
  • 1pm: David Shosanya @ St. Margaret's
  • 2:30pm: Photographer, Chloe Dewe Mathews @ St. Margaret's
  • 3:30pm: Debrief with Jason Clark
  • Evening: Dinner out with Advisors/Project Faculty (provided)

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • 7-10am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 11am: Check out from London House Hotel
  • Morning: Visit local churches of your choice (optional)
  • 1-3pm: Transition to Oxford
  • by 4pm: Check into Christ Church (Tom's Gate, Porter's entrance)
  • 5:45pm: All cohorts gather at Christ Church Cathedral main entrance
  • 6pm: Evensong @ Christ Church Cathedral
  • 7:30pm: Reception with Martyn Percy @ Deanery, Christ Church

Monday, Sept. 30

  • 7:30-9am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 9:15am: All cohorts depart to Oxford Town Hall. Meet at Tom's Gate, Porter's entrance
  • 9:30am: Preview of the Day with Jason @ Oxford Town Hall, Assembly Room
  • 10am: Plenary Session with Martyn Percy on the topics, "Leadership, Mission and Building of God" and "Leadership and Resilience" @ Oxford Town Hall, Assembly Room
  • Noon: Lunch catered, Oxford Town Hall with special guest
  • 2pm: Christ Church, Oxford Tour (Group 1 - Alumni LGP8)
  • 2pm: Transit to punting (Group 2 - LGP9 & LGP10)
  • 2:30pm: PuntingMagdalen Bridge Boathouse (Group 2 - LGP9 & LGP10)
  • 3:30pm: Group 2 LGP9 & LGP10 Return to Christ Church
  • 4pm: Alumni self-guided Oxford tour with Kristin Hamilton or free time
  • 4-5:30pm: LGP8 Pecha Kucha presentations, McKenna Room @ Christ Church (All cohorts and Advisors / PFs only)
    • 4:00pm: Greg Appleby
    • 4:17pm: Colleen Batchelder
    • 4:34pm: Trisha Welstad
    • 4:51pm: Jake Dean-Hill
    • 5:08pm: Jay Forseth
    • 5:25pm: Shawn Hart
    • 5:42pm: Dan Kreiss
  • 6:30pm: Buttery (snack bar) open, optional
  • 7:30pm: Dinner provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • After dinner: Visit Eagle & Child or Lamb & Flag pubs, the Inkings meeting locations (optional)

Tuesday, Oct. 1

  • 7:30-9am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 9:45am: All cohorts arrive at Oxford Town Hall
  • 10am: Preview of the Day with Jason @ Oxford Town Hall, Council Chamber
  • 10:15am: Plenary Session with Emma Percy, on the topic "A Different Economy", Oxford Town Hall, Council Chamber
  • 12:15pm: Transit to lunch
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 1:30-4:10pm: LGP8 Pecha Kucha presentations, McKenna Room @ Christ Church (All cohorts and Advisors / PFs only)
    • 1:30pm: Jean Ollis
    • 1:47pm: Mark Petersen
    • 2:04pm: Chris Pritchett
    • 2:21pm: Jason Turbeville
    • 2:38pm: Dave Watermulder
    • 2:55pm: Coffee Break, 20 mins
    • 3:15pm: Mike Webb
    • 3:32pm: Kyle Chalko
    • 3:49pm: Jennifer Williamson
  • 2pm: Alumni and guests (depending on availability) visit The Kilns, CS Lewis' home
  • 4:30pm: Christ Church, Oxford Tour (Group 2 - LGP9 & LGP10)
  • 4:30pm: Transit to punting (LGP8 )
  • 5pm: PuntingMagdalen Bridge Boathouse (LGP8 )
  • 6:30pm: Buttery (snack bar) open, optional
  • 7:30pm: Dinner provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • After dinner: Visit Eagle & Child or Lamb & Flag pubs, the Inklings meeting locations (optional)

Wednesday, Oct. 2

  • 7:30-9am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 10:15am: All cohorts arrive at Oxford Town Hall
  • 10:30am: Plenary Session with Jason Clark, Oxford Town Hall, Assembly Room (No Preview of the Day)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Oxford Town Hall
  • 2:15pm: Group picture in Tom Quad
  • 2:30pm: Final debrief of Advance with Jason Clark (all cohorts), McKenna Room @ Christ Church (Students and Advisor only)
  • 2:30pm: Alumni transit to punting
  • 3pm: Alumni punting
  • 4pm: Coffee break (all cohorts), McKenna Room @ Christ Church
  • 4:15pm: Evaluation and commissioning (all cohorts), McKenna Room @ Christ Church (Students and Advisor only)
  • 5pm: Break
  • 6:30-7:20pm: Red carpet photos and Buttery open. Dinner starts promptly at 7:20pm. If you want photos, come early and expect to queue. 
  • 7:20pm: "Celebrating 10 years of the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin Program" Gala, Hall @ Christ Church. Come dressed up, jacket and tie! 

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • 7:30-9am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • All participants depart anytime
  • 10am: Check out