Sep
23
Sat
King Alfred’s Coins: The inside story of the Watlington Hoard @ Watlington Town Hall
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dr John Naylor, from the Asmolean Museum, is the National Finds Advisor for Post Roman Coinage: together with James Mather, metal detectorist and the finder of the Watlington Hoard, they will be offering this lecture to accompany the Watlington Hoard Roadshow.

Not only is this a great opportunty to hear the inside story of the hoard but also to see selected items from the Watlington hoard presented by the curators from the Ashmolean Museum. The hoard will be on display for two hours only in Watlington Library, on 23 September, 2pm-4pm. The presentation of the hoard and the lecture are all part of the hoard roadshow event, so accompanied by drop in family friendly activities as well.

( Please note – we anticipate high demand for tickets, so release of tickets will be phased to time with publicity, a further 20 tickets will be released on 1 September and a further 15 on the 8 September, making a total of 65 tickets. )

Sep
25
Mon
Oxford Bardwell Speakers Club: speaking, debating and leadership @ St Clare's
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oxford Bardwell Speakers Club: speaking, debating and leadership @ St Clare's | England | United Kingdom

[N.B. Please confirm the venue with the organiser.]

Build your public speaking skills and confidence in a friendly North Oxford club. First meeting free, £10 per month after that (+ £13 joining fee).

 

Sep
28
Thu
’Women’s Rights in a Changing World’ @ Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
’Women's Rights in a Changing World’ @ Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Baroness Helena Kennedy is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers and active public figures. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights. We are honoured to have her as a guest speaker for the CEDAW for Change Programme hosted by IGS/LMH. The Programme brings together over 30 feminist scholars and activists from 20 countries around the globe and is facilitated by Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (co-founders: Alda Facio and Angela Lytle) and Women’s Solidarity Fund (co-founder: Anna Arutshyan). The public event is chaired by Dr Maria Jaschok (Director of IGS).

Brass Eye Director Q&A @ The Ultimate Picture Palace
Sep 28 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Brass Eye Director Q&A @ The Ultimate Picture Palace | England | United Kingdom

Documentary screening followed by a Q&A with Brass Eye director Michael Cumming. Michael will describe his experiences of working on-set with Chris Morris and reflect on twenty years since Brass Eye’s first transmission. The discussion will be chaired by Professor Simon Kövesi, Head of Department of English and Modern Languages, Oxford Brookes.

The documentary is about the making of legendary TV series Brass Eye, made from hours of unseen footage from the personal archive of the director Michael Cumming. The film reveals the highs and lows from behind the scenes of one of the UK’s most iconic — and controversial — comedies.

Sep
29
Fri
Establishing a Comprehensive Reconstructive Microsurgery Center at Chang Gung University Medical Center @ Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Establishing a Comprehensive Reconstructive Microsurgery Center at Chang Gung University Medical Center @ Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital | England | United Kingdom

Professor Fu-Chan Wei is giving the Burdette Lecture as part of the Surgical Grand Rounds Lecture Series at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

Professor Fu-Chan Wei is one of the pioneers in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as microsurgery. He heads the world’s busiest microsurgery unit that has performed in excess of 26,000 microsurgical procedures at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. His main contributions include: toe-to-hand transfer, the osteoseptocutaneous fibula flap as well as perforator and free style free flaps.

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.

Oct
6
Fri
It’s no longer OK to say I practice differently than everyone else @ Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
It’s no longer OK to say I practice differently than everyone else @ Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital  | England | United Kingdom

As part of the Surgical Grand Rounds Lecture Series at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Professor James Wright (Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculosceletal Sciences) will give a talk entitled ‘It’s no longer OK to say I practice differently than everyone else.’

Oct
10
Tue
‘Can rapid technological progress decouple the economy from the environment?’ with Prof Christopher Magee @ Oxford Martin School
Oct 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

This is a joint event with INET Oxford

Humanity’s race with itself involving possible dematerialisation is a strategically essential contest to understand for management of the environmental consequences of consumption.

In this lecture, technological change expert and materials scientist, Chris Magee, Professor at the Institute for Data, Systems and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss the current evidence about how this race is unfolding. He also discusses an explicit model for technological change that shows a “double-edged sword” behaviour for technology. The synthesis considers both the economic and technological aspects of environmental impact over time and suggests possible avenues for policy.

Oct
11
Wed
Let Me Go + Director Q&A @ The Ultimate Picture Palace
Oct 11 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Let Me Go + Director Q&A @ The Ultimate Picture Palace | England | United Kingdom

Film screening followed by a Q&A with director Polly Steele, producer Lizzie Pickering and soundtrack composer Philip Selway (Radiohead).

Let Me Go is a British drama about three women who discover a disturbing family secret after they travel to Vienna to meet their long-lost matriarch. A superbly crafted and intelligent drama based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider.

Oct
18
Wed
Science Oxford presents: Close Encounters of the Third Kind @ The Ultimate Picture Palace
Oct 18 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Science Oxford presents: Close Encounters of the Third Kind @ The Ultimate Picture Palace | England | United Kingdom

Film screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind followed by a Science Oxford expert talk on the subject of alien life.

‘Rethinking Poverty’ Fabian Society book launch @ Ruskin College
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
‘Rethinking Poverty’ Fabian Society book launch @ Ruskin College | England | United Kingdom

Speaker: Barry Knight, Director of the Webb Memorial Trust and author of Rethinking Poverty, which explores how we can reach a UK society without poverty.

6:30-7pm: Refreshments
7:00-8:15pm: Talk and discussion
8:15-8:45pm: Refreshments

All are welcome.

Oct
19
Thu
An Evening with Sir Tim Rice @ Banbury Cricket Club
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening with Sir Tim Rice @ Banbury Cricket Club | Bodicote | England | United Kingdom

Join Sir Tim Rice for dinner on Thursday 19th October at Banbury Club for a meander through his magical, musical world! After a champagne reception, guests will join Sir Tim for a delicious four course dinner before he shares some stories of his two great loves – music and cricket.

At this exclusive evening there is no stage and no audience, guests will be joining Sir Tim for the whole evening.

Join Sir Tim Rice for dinner on Thursday 19th October at Banbury Club for a meander through his magical, musical world!

Tickets cost £75 with champagne reception and four-course dinner included. All proceeds will go towards Oxford Children’s Hospital – 10th Anniversary Appeal and the Horton General Hospital.

For more information or to purchase a ticket please call 01865 743444 or email [email protected]

Oct
30
Mon
Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis @ Lecture Room, St John's College Research Centre
Oct 30 @ 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm

Mark Stein, University of Leicester. ‘”Phantasy of Fusion” as a response to trauma: European leaders and the origins of the Eurozone crisis’

Nov
6
Mon
Devaki Jain Lecture with Sonia Montaño @ Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Devaki Jain Lecture with Sonia Montaño @ Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College | England | United Kingdom

How a Bolivian became a Feminist: A Personal History

Sonia Montaño is a Bolivian sociologist. She is currently active in Bolivia as a feminist researcher and activist and member of PIEB (Programa de Investigation Estrategica Bolivia). Between 1993 and 1995, she was Undersecretary of Gender Affairs at the Ministry of Human Development of Bolivia. Between 2000 and 2015 she was Chief of the Division for Gender Affairs at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, United Nations), providing leadership to regional conferences on women of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The history she will share is a particular mix of a biography within the influence of a socio-cultural context. Sonia was born in the fifties when Bolivia was initiating a revolutionary process that gave indigenous people, peasants and women the right to vote and acces to education. Raised in a discriminatory society and by a courageous mother and a liberal family she could very early see women wanting to do “different things”. She lived and participated in a country suffering of continuous authoritarian governments and dictatorships and numerous efforts to establish democracy. Her adolescence was influenced by the emerging of a strong workers movement fighting for their rights, the presence of Che Guevara that stimulated an early political participation that ended in 1972 when the Banzer dictatorship sent her to jail for a couple of months. This was followed by a long exile to the Netherlands and France where Sonia was able to study and meet women from all over the world which started her activism as a feminist.