MEETING MINDS

Meeting Minds Global 2021
12-17 April

Back in April 2021, we created the virtual opportunity for alumni around the world to come together and experience an array of exciting and innovative talks. Content was streamed live across four time zones, with speakers sharing their experiences and expertise across a diverse range of topics.

This year we featured sessions from a wide range of disciplines, from science and technology, the medical sciences, humanities, and the social sciences, including:

  • An inside look into the COVID-19 vaccine lab with Professor Sarah Gilbert;
  • A chat with two Bafta award winners, Sir Nicholas Hytner and Sir Simon Russell Beale;
  • A sustainability panel exploring the big ideas that Oxford scientists are working on;
  • and... how to monitor penguins in the Antarctic!

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Catch up with Meeting Minds Global 2020 

If you would like to view the sessions from our virtual event last September, and get a taste of what it's all about, log into your My Oxford Online account, and go to the My Oxford + (plus) tab, where you can see those recorded by the Alumni Office (and others).

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OXFORD'S HATED BUILDINGS

Revered Professor William Whyte, Chairman, Oxford Preservation Trust

Join OPT Chairman William Whyte as he explores the city's hated buildings and failed projects in the 20th century.

Special thanks to the Oxford Preservation Trust for providing this video.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OTkpfU8sWSY

 

THE CHANGING FACE OF PPE - CELEBRATING 100 YEARS AT OXFORD

Moderated by Evan Davis (St John's, 1981), presenter. Panel to include Pete Buttigieg (Pembroke, 2005), US politician; Monica Ali (Wadham, 1986), writer; Mary Ann Sieghart (Wadham, 1979), journalist and broadcaster

The panel of speakers will discuss how PPE has developed as a course since its inception and how expanding access and broadening the curriculum can help improve the PPE experience. It will also discuss the future of the PPE degree and how we can train future leaders to generate positive change.

 

INTERNATIONAL OXFORD WITH ALASTAIR LACK

Alastair Lack (Univ, 1964)

Alastair Lack, always a firm favourite on our usual alumni weekends, took time out to give us an insightful tour Oxford. Alastair takes us to multiple locations across the city, where he divulges many of Oxford's international links, from India to America, Germany to Australia - it's a trip around the world in the comfort of your own home.

 

THE SIR WILLIAM DUNN SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY AND THEIR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Join Professor William James and his team from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology for an overview of how they've adapted and responded to researching COVID-19.