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: Plan on business attire for Friday, Sept. 27, Sunday, Sept. 29, and 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.

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: TBD
    • 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 TBD
  • 7pm: Welcome banquet for LGP10; includes introductions. Location TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • 7:30-8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel. *LGP10 come to breakfast, ready for the day.
  • 8:15am: Depart for MCHW via London Tube, hotel lobby
  • 9am: LGP10 program orientation session (students and Project Faculty), Location - MCHW
    • Program organization
    • Lead Mentor introduction
    • Cohort member and Project Faculty introductions
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 1pm: Lunch, Location TBD
  • 2pm: LGP10 Cohort member and Project Faculty introductions
  • 3pm: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 4:30pm: Alumni representative shares tips for succeeding in the program
  • by 5pm: LGP8 participants arrive at London House Hotel. Check in time is after 2pm
  • 6pm: Break
  • 7pm: Dinner, includes introductions and tips from LGP8 to LGP10. Location TBD

Thursday, Sept. 26

  • 7:30-8am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel *LGP10 come to breakfast, ready for the day.
  • 8:15am: Depart for MCHW via London Tube, hotel lobby
  • 9am: Research session, LGP10 students and Project Faculty, Location - MCHW
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP10
  • 10:30am: Dr. Clark meets with LGP8 participants for the morning, meet at London House Hotel lobby
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch (LGP8 cohort and Advisors with Dr. Clark), Location TBD
  • 1pm: Lunch (LGP10 students and Project Faculty), Location TBD
  • 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
  • 7pm: All cohort welcome banquet, includes introductions. Location - Maroush Edward Road

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 7:30-8:30am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 9am: Depart to Central Hall via London Tube, hotel lobby
  • 10am: Preview of the Day with Jason @ Central Hall
  • 10:30am: Carla Harding & Jill Weber of 24/7 Prayer International @ Central Hall
  • Noon: Lunch, student responsibility
  • 1pm: Lord Maurice Glasman & Paul Bickley of Theos Think Tank discuss Brexit @ Central Hall
  • 3pm: Revd. Canon Yemi Adedeji of Jesus House @ Central Hall
  • 4:30pm: Debrief with Jason Clark
  • Dinner out at local restaurants with cohorts and Advisors/Project Faculty (provided). Jason Clark joins LGP9.

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 7:30-8:30am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • 9am: Deport for St. Margaret Lothbury via London Tube, hotel lobby
  • 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
  • 4:30pm: Debrief with Jason Clark
  • Evening: Dinner out with Advisors/Project Faculty (provided)

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • 7:30-9:30am: Breakfast provided, London House Hotel
  • Morning: Visit local churches of your choice or go to Sutton Vineyard Church, Dr. Clark's church, in Sutton, London (UK)
  • 1-3pm: Transition to Oxford
  • by 4pm: Check into Christ Church
  • 5:45pm: Gather at Christ Church Cathedral main entrance
  • 6pm: Evensong @ Christ Church Cathedral
  • 7:30pm: Reception with Martyn Percy @ Deanery, Christ Church (tentative)

Monday, Sept. 30

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 10am: Preview of the Day with Jason @ Oxford Town Hall, Assembly Room
  • 10:30am: Plenary Session with Martyn Percy @ Oxford Town Hall, Assembly Room (tentative)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Oxford Town Hall
  • 2pm: Christ Church, Oxford Tour
  • 3:30pm: Break
  • 4-5:30pm: LGP8 Pecha Kucha presentations, McKenna Room @ Christ Church (Students and Advisor only)
    • 4pm: Greg Appleby
    • 4:17pm: Colleen Batchelder
    • 4:34pm: Kyle Chalko
    • 4:51pm: Jake Dean-Hill
    • 5:08pm: Jay Forseth
  • 6:30pm: Buttery (snack bar) open, optional
  • 7:20pm: Dinner provided, Hall @ Christ Church

Tuesday, Oct. 1

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 10am: Preview of the Day with Jason @ Oxford Town Hall, Council Chamber
  • 10:30am: Plenary Session with Emma Percy, Oxford Town Hall, Council Chamber (tentative)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 1:30-4:30pm: LGP8 Pecha Kucha presentations, McKenna Room @ Christ Church (Students and Advisor only)
    • 1:30pm: Shawn Hart
    • 1:47pm: Dan Kreiss
    • 2:04pm: Jean Ollis
    • 2:21pm: Mark Petersen
    • 2:38pm: Pritchett, Chris
    • 2:55pm: Coffee Break, 20 mins
    • 3:15pm: Jason Turbeville
    • 3:32pm: Dave Watermulder
    • 3:49pm: Mike Webb
    • 4:07pm: Trisha Welstad
  • 5pm: Transit to punting
  • 5:30pm: PuntingMagdalen Bridge Boathouse
  • 7pm: Buttery (snack bar) open, optional
  • 7:30pm: Dinner provided, Hall @ Christ Church

Wednesday, Oct. 2

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Hall @ Christ Church
  • 10am: Preview of the Day with Jason @ Oxford Town Hall, Assembly Room
  • 10:30am: Plenary Session with Jason Clark, Oxford Town Hall, Assembly Room
  • 12:30pm: Lunch, Oxford Town Hall
  • 3pm: Final debrief of Advance with Jason Clark, McKenna Room @ Christ Church (Students and Advisor only)
  • 4pm: Coffee break, McKenna Room @ Christ Church
  • 4:30pm: Evaluation and commissioning, McKenna Room @ Christ Church (Students and Advisor only)
  • 6pm: Break
  • 6:30pm: Buttery (snack bar) open, optional
  • 7:20pm: "Celebrating 10 years of the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin Program" Gala, Hall @ Pembroke

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • 6-8am: Breakfast provided, Location TBD
  • All participants depart anytime
  • 10am: Check out