'MADE IN OXFORD' - MEET OUR NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR IN PARIS
Monday 3 July 2023
La Terrasse de Paris, 45 Rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
Meet the new Vice-Chancellor at our Paris event.
Join Oxford alumni from across Europe in welcoming Professor Tracey to Paris. In her Admission Ceremony in January 2023 Professor Tracey outlined four key areas which will be central to her tenure as Vice-Chancellor: Education and Teaching; Discovery and Translational Research; Local and Global Engagement; and People. Join us to hear the Vice-Chancellor discuss how these themes will effect not only Oxford but its reach nationally and globally.
I am deeply committed to growing Oxford's impact through supporting its ground-breaking discovery research, its excellence in teaching and its drive to create a global innovation powerhouse.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Irene Tracey
A renowned neuroscientist, Professor Tracey led Merton College as Warden from 2019 up until her appointment as Vice-Chancellor. She was Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, a department she led for several years whilst holding a Statutory Chair. She is also President of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). Professor Tracey’s research on the neuroscience of pain has contributed to a better understanding of pain perception and the representation of pain in the brain. In 2022, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Medical Research by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2022.
The Vice-Chancellor is Oxford University’s senior officer, responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the world’s top-ranked university. Professor Tracey is the second woman to hold the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, after her immediate predecessor Professor Dame Louise Richardson.
Tickets: £26.50 per person / £17.50 for those who graduated in the last 10 years