Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekends 2017

Oxford: 15-17 September 2017

Join us in September across three days of stimulating talks, tours, tastings and performances.   

General booking is now open. Booking closes 11 September 2017. 

 

Download the full programme**            Book now

Join the events mailing list for updates to the programme including new sessions and additional ticket availability

 

Why should I come?

Pay as you go:
All talks and tours are just £10* each so pop along for a couple of hours or join us for the whole weekend.

Introduce your family and friends to Oxford:
You can bring up to three non-alumni guests to the Weekend.

Inspirational alumni speakers: 
Hear from Lionel Barber (St Edmund Hall, 1974), Editor of the Financial Times, on fake news; Helen King (St Anne's, 1983), former police officer and Principal of St Anne's College, on why policing matters and many more.

Cutting-edge research: 
How do we mend broken human organs? How can humans and wildlife live together peaceably? What happens when we ignore our circadian rhythms? How are we still linked to the Reformation? The answers to all these questions and more will be discussed by expert Oxford researchers.

Tours and activities: 
Explore the Oxford of CS Lewis and Tolkien, try hand-press printing at the Bodleian or join a bat walk in Wytham Woods. Our range of guided tours offer the opportunity to see the city from a different perspective and see behind the scenes at Oxford's museums and libraries. These popular sessions always sell out quickly so book early.

 

The following sessions are currently fully booked and operating a waiting list:

 

Friday 15 September

Saturday 16 September

Sunday 17 September

  • Breaking the cycle of disadvantage: the role of area-based interventions
  • TOUR: Christ Church Cathedral (1)
  • TOUR: Oxford Botanic Garden (1)
  • TOUR: Curious Oxford: a guided walking tour (1)
  • TOUR: Bodleian Libraries (1)
  • TOUR: Nuffield College's island site (1)
  • TOUR: Ashmolean highlights (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Ashmolean highlights (2)
  • A new understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • University challenged
  • Sleep and circadian rhythms: biology to medicine
  • Flash points in the global world order
  • ACTIVITY: Champagne and fizz tasting
  • ACTIVITY: Tutored wine tasting
  • ACTIVITY: Hand-press printing at the Bodleian Library
  • ACTIVITY: Visit Christ Church Upper Library (1)
  • ACTIVITY: The way of tea in Japan (1)
  • TOUR: Bodleian conservation (1)
  • TOUR: Merton’s medieval library (1)
  • TOUR: C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien (1)
  • TOUR: St Catherine's College and its gardens
  • TOUR: The Oxford of Inspector Morse (1)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Oxford Botanic Garden (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Merton’s medieval library (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Bodleian conservation (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Ashmolean highlights (3)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Nuffield College's island site (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Lord Nuffield and Morris cars in Oxford: a guided walking tour (2)
  • TOUR: A curator tour at Modern Art Oxford
  • REPEATED SESSION: Ashmolean highlights (5)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Ashmolean highlights (6)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Ashmolean highlights (7)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Hand-press printing at the Bodleian Library (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Bodleian Libraries (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Curious Oxford: a guided walking tour (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Inspector Morse: a guided walking tour (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: Wartime Oxford (2)
  • REPEATED SESSION: C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Additional charges apply to tastings and activities
**Please note that the programme brochure is correct at the time of going to print in May 2017. Additions and amendments may be made up until the Weekend. Please see this page for the latest news or join the events mailing list

 

Contact the Alumni Weekend team:

alumniweekend@alumni.ox.ac.uk       +44 (0)1865 288061

 

 

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