Mar
27
Wed
Engaging with the Humanities: In Sync @ Saïd Business School
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Leaders have an important role to play, but often the synchronicity of teams is the real secret of high performance. What role do leaders play in achieving and maintaining this? How do leaders help teams get in sync and stay there?

Musical ensembles understand the importance of this innately. In this talk, Dr Harrison will explore how musicians work with each other, acknowledging a conductor’s “lead” but also deploying other mechanisms to get and stay in sync. The audience will also be invited to participate in some interactive exercises to experience for themselves how synchronicity emerges.

The seminar is open for anyone to attend, registration is essential so please use the register button to confirm your attendance.

Schedule:
12:00 – On-site registration & buffet lunch
12.15 – Talk commences
13:30 – Event close

About the Engaging with the Humanities series:
Saïd Business School works with a number of Oxford’s leading Humanities scholar in a series of activities to which we give the broad title ‘Engaging with the Humanities’. This series of events is a part of that, and open to all member of the Business School and local Oxford community. We are delighted to welcome Dr Pegram Harrison to deliver a session at the School on Wednesday 27 March.

About the speaker:
Pegram Harrison is a Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is a member of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and of Brasenose College, Oxford. He also conducts research at the intersection of business and social issues, and on projects relating to business education, particularly for women entrepreneurs in Muslim communities.

Pegram received a BA in Literature from Yale University, a PhD in English Literature and Indian History from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the London Business School. Before joining Saїd Business School in 2008 he taught entrepreneurship and strategy at the European Business School, London, and was Director of the Emerging Leaders Programme at the London Business School. He has also taught literature and history at New York University and Birkbeck College at the University of London.

Apr
4
Thu
George Monbiot – ‘Enivornmental Breakdown – and how to stop it’ – GPES Annual Lecture 2019. Oxford Brookes University. @ Oxford Brookes, Gipsy Lane Campus - Clerici Building - SKW Hall (Flat)
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
George Monbiot - 'Enivornmental Breakdown - and how to stop it' - GPES Annual Lecture 2019. Oxford Brookes University. @ Oxford Brookes, Gipsy Lane Campus - Clerici Building - SKW Hall (Flat)

The Global Politics, Economy and Society (GPES) Research Centre at Oxford Brookes will be hosting its first annual lecture, given by the writer and activist George Monbiot. All welcome, but please book via the registration link.

Apr
24
Wed
“Africa in transformation: economic development in the age of doubt” with Prof Carlos Lopes @ Oxford Martin School
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Carlos Lopes will deliver an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. He will talk about a blueprint of policies to address issues, and an intense, heartfelt meditation on the meaning of economic development in the age of democratic doubts, identity crises, global fears and threatening issues of sustainability.

This talk will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception, all welcome.

May
20
Mon
“City region food systems: potential for impacting planetary boundaries and food security” with Dr Mike Hamm @ Oxford Martin School
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

This is a joint event with the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

Dr Mike Hamm will explore the opportunity for regional food systems in-and-around cities for mutual benefit. He will approach a number of issues – including vertical farming, bio-geochemical cycles, water use, new entry farmers, and healthy food provisioning – embedded in the notion of city region food systems with reference to supply/demand dynamics.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome