Meeting Minds: Oxford Alumni Weekend

When? 14-16 September 2018

Where? Mathematical Institute, Oxford

How do I book? Head to our booking website (which has the most up to date version of the programme) to book your place.

What is the Alumni Weekend?

Stimulating talks, inspiring speakers, unique activities

Our Meeting Minds in Oxford: Alumni Weekends are the perfect opportunity to revisit Oxford's hidden treasures, meet fellow alumni, and reconnect with your college and department. Throughout the weekend we have lectures and talks from expert alumni and academic speakers so that you can discover the latest cutting-edge research, including:

  • Sir Andrew Dilnot: The NHS at 70: time for retirement? 
  • The impact of China on the wider world: a panel chaired by the Chancellor of the University of Oxford
  • Tessa Dunlop: The century girls

Alongside these lectures you can also take part in guided walking tours, tasting sessions, activities and behind-the-scenes tours - and, for the first time, this year we have a full programme of family-friendly sessions.

View the original 2018 programme as a PDF (this does not include new sessions)

Alumni Volunteer Leadership Forum - 14 September

We are holding a Forum on the Friday of the Weekend (12-5pm) in Lecture Theatre 5 of the Mathematical Institute for group representatives to share best practice and gain new ideas for their groups via a series of interactive sessions.

This year's Forum includes a session on how to make the most of online tools such as Facebook and WordPress; and lunch and Q&A with Robert Easton, the University's Pro-Vice Chancellor for Development and External Affairs.

To book for the Forum, visit the Weekend booking page. You MUST first register using “Alumni Group Volunteer” from the drop down box.

Each alumni group is entitled to two free passes for the Weekend, which allows the holder to book an unlimited number of the £10 sessions for the Saturday and Sunday only free of charge. Details on how to claim these have been emailed to groups directly.

For any enquiries please email the Networks Team.

View the Forum programme in full.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about what the weekend is like, then take a look at our video highlights from the Alumni Weekend in 2017.

Meeting Minds in Oxford video 2017

Upcoming Meeting Minds Alumni Weekends

As well as the annual Meeting Minds in Oxford: Alumni Weekend, we also run weekends in Europe, Asia and North America. Our next weekends will be:

  • Oxford, 14-16 September 2018
  • Tokyo, 22-24 March 2019
  • Oxford, 20-22 September 2019

To receive the programme and booking details for any of these events once ready, please join the alumni events mailing list.

Get in touch with us

If you have any queries you can contact the Alumni Weekend team by:


Phone: +44 (0)1865 288061