Oxford alumni are truly global, and now, so is Meeting Minds – our week-long virtual event series! For 2021 we are creating the opportunity for alumni around the world to come together and experience an array of exciting and innovative talks. Content will be streamed live across four time zones, from New York (EDT), London (BST), Hong Kong (HKT) and Tokyo (JST) with speakers sharing their experiences and expertise across a diverse range of topics.
This year we're featuring sessions from a wide range of disciplines, from science and technology, the medical sciences, humanities, and the social sciences, including:
An inside look into the COVID-19 vaccine lab with Professor Sarah Gilbert;
Insight into rhetoric of the Ming era with Professor Tian Yuan Tan;
A sustainability panel exploring the big ideas that Oxford scientists are working on;
If you would like to view the sessions from our virtual event last September, and get a taste of what it's all about, log into your My Oxford Online account, and go to the My Oxford + (plus) tab, where you can see those recorded by the Alumni Office (and others).
Revered Professor William Whyte, Chairman, Oxford Preservation Trust
Join OPT Chairman William Whyte as he explores the city's hated buildings and failed projects in the 20th century.
Special thanks to the Oxford Preservation Trust for providing this video.
THE CHANGING FACE OF PPE - CELEBRATING 100 YEARS AT OXFORD
Moderated by Evan Davis (St John's, 1981), presenter. Panel to include Pete Buttigieg (Pembroke, 2005), US politician; Monica Ali (Wadham, 1986), writer; Mary Ann Sieghart (Wadham, 1979), journalist and broadcaster
The panel of speakers will discuss how PPE has developed as a course since its inception and how expanding access and broadening the curriculum can help improve the PPE experience. It will also discuss the future of the PPE degree and how we can train future leaders to generate positive change.
INTERNATIONAL OXFORD WITH ALASTAIR LACK
Alastair Lack (Univ, 1964)
Alastair Lack, always a firm favourite on our usual alumni weekends, took time out to give us an insightful tour Oxford. Alastair takes us to multiple locations across the city, where he divulges many of Oxford's international links, from India to America, Germany to Australia - it's a trip around the world in the comfort of your own home.
THE SIR WILLIAM DUNN SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY AND THEIR COVID-19 RESPONSE
Join Professor William James and his team from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology for an overview of how they've adapted and responded to researching COVID-19.