Q: Do I need to bring anything with me?
A: You may wish to bring a paper or electronic copy of your itinerary. We will not be sending physical tickets. To take advantage of the discounts and benefits on offer to alumni visiting Oxford, please make sure you bring your Alumni Card with you. If you do not have an Alumni Card, you can order one in advance of the event by emailing email@example.com. And of course, bring a notebook and pen to capture your inspirations from the weekend!
Q: Is there a dress code for the events?
A: Except when otherwise mentioned, there is no particular dress code for Meeting Minds in Oxford; you may come as you are.
Q: Can I access WiFi?
A: Access to The Cloud is available in the Mathematical Institute. Select The Cloud from the available network list on your device and follow on screen instructions to register.
Q: Will there be a place to store my luggage?
A: One of the classrooms at the Mathematical Institute will be labelled as a cloakroom where you will be able to leave coats and luggage. The cloakroom will be open:
2:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday 22 September
9:00am – 5:30pm on Saturday 23 September
9:00am – 3:30pm on Sunday 24 September
Your belongings are left at your own risk.
Q: Will any of the speakers be available after their sessions for book signings?
A: Some speakers will be signing their books immediately after their session ends. All of the signings will take place at the Blackwell’s stand in the downstairs lobby at the Mathematical Institute. By showing an Alumni Card, alumni are entitled to a 15% discount at the Blackwell’s stand.
Q: Is tea and coffee served between lectures?
A: Complimentary coffee and tea will be served in the foyer of the Mathematical Institute between sessions. There is a café on the same floor which will be open on the Friday and Saturday for you to buy hot food, sandwiches, salads, drinks and snacks. Unfortunately you cannot bring food or drink into any of the lecture theatres or classrooms, aside from bottled water.
Q: Can I find out if any of my friends are attending Meeting Minds in Oxford?
A: You can find a list of registrants who were happy to share that they are attending Meeting Minds in Oxford by selecting ‘Modify your booking’ on your confirmation email. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the Attendee List.
Q: What times will colleges be open to visitors during the weekend?
A: Many of the colleges and departments welcome alumni visitors. Make sure you take your alumni card with you so that the Porters can see you are an old member of the University and be sure to let you in. More information about colleges can be found online. You can also check with your department. Please be aware that standard college opening hours may change over the Meeting Minds weekend.
Q: Is there a code of conduct for Alumni Office events?
A: Yes, the Oxford Alumni Office's code of conduct can be found on our website here.
Q: What should I do if someone is being disruptive?
A: Please notify an event steward. The Meeting Minds team reserve the right to ask attendees who disrupt sessions to leave. In cases of repeated disruption, the Meeting Minds team reserve the right to bar attendees from attending future alumni events. All alumni are asked to abide by the Alumni Code of Conduct.
Q: How long will each session be?
A: Most sessions on the programme will last one hour, including time for audience questions at the end.
Q: Will recordings of the sessions be available?
A: Some sessions will be recorded and made available to alumni and associates via their My Oxford Online account approximately one week after the event.