Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten

Submitted by oliver on Mon, 2016-04-18 14:11

The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH describes his long-standing links with Oxford and his high-profile political career in this wide-ranging podcast interview. From reading Modern History as an undergraduate to his role today as the Chancellor of the University, Lord Patten reflects on his numerous connections with Oxford. He describes how his studies and the tutorial system prepared him for politics by fostering independent thought. He also refers to playing cricket as a student, and to hearing the Rolling Stones perform at a College ball during the Swinging Sixties

Champion of renewable energy, Juliet Davenport OBE

Submitted by oliver on Mon, 2016-04-18 14:08

Davenport explains how studying Physics sparked her interest in renewables, and she encourages today's students to seek out the many opportunities in the sector. In this podcast interview, Davenport also describes how she balanced her love of sport, especially lacrosse, with her studies at Oxford.

In April 2015, Davenport also spoke about energy at the Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Europe held in Vienna.

BBC foreign correspondent, Bethany Bell

Submitted by oliver on Mon, 2016-04-18 12:01

BBC journalist Bethany Bell shares her love of Vienna and talks about her experiences as a reporter in this first interview in a new podcast series.

She also explains how studying Theology at Oxford helped to prepare her for assignments in the Middle East, and reflects upon recent changes in journalism. The conversation was recorded in April 2015 during Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Europe, which was held in the Austrian capital. Bell, who has lived in Vienna for more than 15 years, chaired a session during the Weekend about Viennese culture during the early 20th century.

Jesus College

Submitted by oliver on Thu, 2016-04-14 11:11

Old Members are very welcome to visit the College between 10am and 5.30pm, except during the closure periods (ten days at Christmas and seven days at Easter). The only other exceptions to this are when an event is running in College, such as a degree ceremony. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Lodge on the details below in advance of your visit to check if College will be open, especially when coming from overseas.

Hertford College

Submitted by oliver on Thu, 2016-04-14 10:52

Hertford welcomes all alumni card holders to visit OB Quad and the Chapel free of charge between 10am and 3pm. The exceptions to this are during the Christmas closure period, and when an event is running in college such as a degree ceremony. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Porters’ Lodge in advance to check if college will be open.
Alumni wishing to visit other parts of the college may be able to arrange a tour through the Development Office, if organised in advance and between the hours of 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Exeter College

Submitted by oliver on Thu, 2016-04-14 10:30

If an alumnus/a has their Alumni Card or makes an appointment in advance, they may visit the College any time unless the College is officially closed for an event. Normal opening hours for members of the public are 2-5pm each day. Entry is free of charge.

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