The beautiful city of St Petersburg, often known as the ‘Venice of the North’, was founded by Peter the Great to demonstrate his wish that Russia was a major power with its roots firmly fixed in Europe. Accompanied by Professor Leporc, explore this grandest of cities with its elegant buildings and unsurpassed palaces located both in the city and the surrounding countryside. The visit has been specially planned for the end of February when the snow makes everything picturesque and the city looks magnificent.
One Oxford start-up is using Artificial Intelligence to use farm land to produce renewable energy. Another uses AI to produce wearable technology which can diagnose joint pain.
Researchers at Oxford University are using AI to make healthcare smarter, provide reliable drinking water to African villages, create safe, self-driving cars and much much more.
The first cohort of entrepreneurs have completed the OXFO L.E.V8 accelerator at the new Oxford Foundry, including a platform to connect students and tutors and a system which reduces energy waste in buildings.
At our Alumni Weekend last month Professor Danny Dorling considered the real meaning of Brexit and how it relates to the end of Empire.
Our next Meeting Minds weekend will be held in Tokyo from 22-24 March 2019 and booking will open on 23 October 2018.
Alumni group officers from across the globe came together in Oxford last month to share their successes and take home top tips for running their groups at the Volunteer Leadership Forum.
More than 30 groups were represented at the event, held in the Mathematical Institute on Woodstock Road, with committee members attending from as far afield as the US and Australia.
Scores of students got a taste for life and study at Oxford, at freshers’ events held by University alumni groups across the globe.
More than 30 groups - from New Zealand, the US and India to Nigeria, China and the UK - held such events, to prepare potential students for their time at Oxford.
Almost 100 freshers packed the residence of the UK High Commissioner to India for the Oxford & Cambridge Society of India’s event in Delhi, while around 80 attended the Oxbridge Jiangsu-Zhejiang Alumni Association’s gathering (pictured right).
Thanks to bursaries offered by regional UK alumni groups, students have been undertaking placements related to their studies.
OUS Hertfordshire and OUS East Sussex, are two such groups offering bursaries to current students from their area.