The full-day academic programme will see presentations of the latest Oxford research from top academics, as well as hearing from prominent local public figures. As ever, there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise, and chances to explore Tokyo on specially organised tours.
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What is a Meeting Minds Alumni Weekend like?
Our last Meeting Minds weekend took place in Oxford from 14-16 September 2018, with over 100 speakers and over 1,400 guests. The weekend saw sessions ranging from a discussion of China's impact on the wider world, to a tour of Oxford's hidden carvings, and, to whet the whistle, a tutored wine tasting - check out the video below.
You can also head over to our Facebook page to see the photos from the event and take a look at our Twitter moment to see tweets and photos from guests throughout the sessions.
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College and Departmental Reunions During Meeting Minds in Tokyo
Hertford Alumni Drinks Reception
Friday 22 March, 6pm – 8pm
Herbert Smith Freehills (Midtown Tower, 41st Floor, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6241) We are grateful to Graeme Preston (1994) for generously hosting this event.
New College Dinner
The Warden, Miles Young, will be hosting a dinner for New College Old Members in Tokyo on Friday 22 March.
Details to follow shortly, but to register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Geography and the Environment Walk and Talk: Trad Japan, Mod Nippon
Friday 22 March 2019, 1.30-5.30pm
The work of long-term Japan resident and SoGE alumnus Stuart Varnam-Atkin (Jesus, 1968) includes writing and presenting TV programmes on many aspects of Japanese culture, sumo commentary, and narrating ‘Japan Video Topics’ on the Japanese Government Internet TV. He’s also an avid collector of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Stuart has offered to act as a guide on a stroll around the historical Ryogoku district of Tokyo to get a taste of both Old and New Japan. It will include a visit to the Sumo Museum inside the Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the nearby Tokyo-Edo Museum and the brand-new Hokusai Museum. And if you happen to be free in the evening, Ryogoku offers a number of restaurants run by former wrestlers serving the traditional wrestlers’ stew ‘Chanko nabe’.
Meeting point: Ryogoku Station (JR)
Cost: approx. 1,100 yen (£8)
Contact: Christine Baro-Hone, Alumni Relations Officer, School of Geography and the Environment Christine.Baro@ouce.ox.ac.uk 0044 (0)1865 2-85073
For SoGE alumni only in the first instance – remaining places will be advertised to everyone later.
Booking details will follow soon.
Teddy Hall Alumni Gathering
Hosted by Dr Linda Yueh (Fellow by Special Election in Economics)
The Orchid Bar, Hotel Okura Tokyo
Friday 22 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
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St Hilda’s College gathering and dinner for alumnae and friends
Friday 22 March 2019, 7pm – 9pm.
Venue details will be available soon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and we will keep you informed.