Alumni from across the world joined us for Meeting Minds Global 2020

If you missed out on the event and would like to catch up, all you need to do is log into your My Oxford Online account, and go to the My Oxford + tab, where you can see sessions recorded by the Alumni Office (and others).

Meeting Minds Global 2020 was our September 'alumni weekend' but virtual. Multiple Zoom sessions took place everyday for a week, with exclusive academic insights into the latest research across a wide range of disciplines, from science and technology, the medical sciences, humanities, and the social sciences. Speakers included:

  • Professor Sir John Bell giving an insight into Oxford’s COVID-19 research
  • Dr Bernie Hogan discussing how to manage your social media presence
  • A panel of distinguished alumni celebrating the 100th anniversary of the PPE degree, including Pete Buttigieg, who was a candidate in the primaries to become the Democrat presidential nomination
  • Dr Lena Fritsch taking you behind the scenes of her exhibition at the Ashmolean
  • An audience with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson
  • And our venerable Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, who, with the help of distinguished guests, examined the role of Britain’s soft power.


Here's a sneak peak of one of our sessions from this year. To access the rest login to your My Oxford Online account

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.