MEETING MINDS

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

***SAVE THE DATE - MEETING MINDS GLOBAL 2021 - 12-17 APRIL
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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.

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

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Here's a sneak peak of one of our sessions from our September 2020 event. We'll be adding new videos over the festive period so do check back regularly!
OXFORD'S HATED BUILDINGS

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.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OTkpfU8sWSY

 

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.