In addition to public events, CCW provides bespoke support to individuals and organisations in government and the armed forces, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. These include lectures and study days, advice, committee support and connections to subject specialists. These collaborations have taken the form of both long-term relationships and one-off events. Programme staff and associates are able to offer advisory services or to convene events in Oxford drawing on an international network of experts.

Although our staff are able to travel to clients, most of our events are hosted in Oxford. The University is replete with conference and seminar facilities, while the city’s location, with easy access to central London and the airports as well as excellent links to both the North and the West make it a popular venue. Delegates have often spoken about the inspirational surroundings and of feeling refreshed and energised to be away from the office. Many of our events take place in Pembroke College, the Programme’s College home. The original seventeenth and eighteenth century quads have been supplemented by the elegant Rokos Quad which comprises state-of-the-art conference facilities, finished to the highest standard and with full disabled access. As a result, Pembroke is able to offer meeting spaces varying from the high-spec Auditorium with seating for 170 to traditional, wood-panelled boardrooms.

In 2014-15, advice and bespoke events have been offered on the following themes, among many others:

  • Future War
  • Urbanisation
  • Russia: Unconventional War
  • The Sunni-Shia Divide
  • Psychologies of War
  • ISIS
  • The Gallipoli Campaign
  • Security in the Horn of Africa