As part of its vibrant calendar of events, TIDI coordinates and organises the TIDI Research Seminar Series. The seminar series host two sets of seminars running in Michaelmas Term (Sept-Dec) and Hillary Term (Jan-Mar) and facilitates invited speakers with a development research or practical background to come and present on current issues facing the developing world.
The seminars run every fortnight on Fridays at lunchtime and are attended by researchers and academics and both postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as development practitioners and those working for NGOs and those with an interest in the developing world.
The seminar series facilitates and adds value to students learning in the area of international development and gives them the opportunity to engage with a wide range of topics, reflecting the interdisciplinary natures of development research and practical work. Seminars are usually an hour long and facilitate a 40 minute presentation from the invited speaker, as well as the opportunity of audience participation through a Q & A session.