OUS Hertfordshire - Schools' Meeting on Applying to Oxford

OUS Hertfordshire held its 14th annual public meeting for Hertfordshire schools about applying to Oxford on Monday, 14 September, which proved to be its most successful yet.

More than 300 pupils and parents from 24 schools filled the hall at Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City. The main speaker was Kate Kettle, Outreach Officer at Balliol College, who was supported by three current undergraduates. The chair was a recent law graduate from Lady Margaret Hall who had attended Stanborough School.  

OUS Shenzhen - 'Life at Oxford' Speech in Shenzhen, China

As President of OUS Shenzhen and Oxford Education Society’s Country Champion for Southern China, I was invited by the Shajing Sub-district Teaching Research Centre of Bao'an District Shenzhen to talk about my experiences at Oxford and the UK as a whole. 

More than 300 teachers from public and private schools in Shajing, government officials and representatives from different industries attended the event earlier this month.

Kazakhstan area contact - August social meeting

There are a growing number of Oxford Alumni from Kazakhstan and, as an Area Representative for the Oxford Alumni Society, I organised an informal dinner in one of the popular cafes of Almaty over the summer.

Despite people's busy schedules, three alumni attended. All of us had a wonderful time reminiscing moments of joy and enlightenment at Oxford and I hope that with the further growth of alumni in the country, I will be able to register as a full Alumni Society branch sometime in future.

OUS Victoria - Seeing Stars!....a Public Lecture on Galaxies & Black Holes

More than 300 people attended a public lecture at the University of Swinburne to hear Roger Davies, Oxford’s Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, on the evening of Friday, 4 September.

The general lecture was entitled 'Galaxies and Black Holes', and gave an overview of the properties of galaxies and black holes. The abstract is below. The appreciative audience ranged in age from a retired Vice Chancellor in his eighties, to university students and school children as young as ten.

OUS Munich - Queen's Six Concert

British flair from Windsor Castle in Munich. The Queen’s Six Concert at the Theatinerkirche at the end of August was the crowning finale of the British Ensemble’s successful Germany Tour. Oxford Alumni Society Members and their guests were delighted to be there. From the front rows of a spectacularly crowded church, we could fully engage in a both captivating and sophisticated musical performance.

OUS Victoria - Farewell to Freshers Event

On 27 August 2015 we once again gave our ‘Farewell to Freshers’ in honour of the latest generation of Victorians going up to Oxford.  The generous hospitality of the Boston Consulting Group not only provided us with a fine setting, refreshments, and a beautiful 52nd floor view: it also reminded us all of the exciting career opportunities that await those with the Oxford advantage. Some 40 alumni and freshers were in attendance.