Oxford Alumni Book Club

The Weston Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room

Connect and read with fellow alumni join the online Oxford Alumni Book Club.

Join in with thought provoking discussions as we discover the set texts together, moderated by a dedicated group leader who will encourage debate and suggest critical points for analysis.

Curious Minds

We know that you love learning – and we’re here to help, by finding free educational resources for you to enjoy during these challenging times of COVID-19 crisis.

‘Curious Minds’ brings the world to you: museum collections, recorded lectures, language learning, music and more.

The ‘Tutor Takeover’ section offers you something new every other day. Today’s is from Marianne Talbot, the Director of Studies in Philosophy, who recommends a fantastic and far-reaching podcast series. And this is just one of several wonderful destinations you’ll visit.

The page will be refreshed every two weeks, and hundreds of resources over the coming weeks will be added. So stay tuned, and please share with your friends.

Explore ‘Curious Minds’

A Message from Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson

Entrance of the Clarendon Building, Bodleian Library

23 March 2020

Dear alumni,

Greetings from a very quiet Oxford. I’m sitting in my office in the Clarendon Building looking out at the beautiful Bodleian quad entirely empty of students and visitors. In the absence of the usual bustle, the University remains open.

I wanted to write to you as members of the alumni community to update you on how Oxford is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.

We had eight confirmed cases in the student body when we broke for the Easter holidays. The timing of the break was fortuitous in that it has given us time to develop plans for moving all our teaching and assessment online for Trinity term.

We mobilised Bronze and Silver emergency management teams many weeks ago to help us anticipate the implications for a uniquely complex institution. Our international staff and student body belong to 39 colleges and 6 PPHs and many were conducting research, field-work and language training all over the world.

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Diversity Champion

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Raising awareness of equality issues and promoting change in Oxford10 Committee.
  2. Advising, when necessary, the Oxford10 committee about the effects of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.
  3. Acting as an advocate for and presenting the needs of members of ethnic minority groups, the LGBTQ+ community, and those affected by disability.
  4. Work with the Oxford10 Event Organisers in organising events for our diverse Oxford10 community.

Expected Effort

1-2 hours a week approximately.

Shared Responsibilities of All Committee Members
Although we outline in this document the obligations for being in positions on the Executive Committee, from time to time the President and other members on this Committee may require assistance with their duties. Being on the Oxford10 Committee is a team effort. Therefore, its members are expected to help each other and to occasionally pick up tasks or responsibilities beyond their remit. Examples of such duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Composing/posting of messages on various communication channels.
  2. Helping out event organisers with their events on the night (along with assistance on other aspects of event organisation).

Conformity to Oxford Alumni Network Guidelines
Along with the duties of their particular role, a member of the Oxford10 Executive Committee is expected to observe any guidelines from the wider Oxford Alumni Network that could be relevant to them (these are listed under their respective role descriptions). That member should inform and provide guidance for resolution if necessary, if Oxford10 doesn’t meet any of these guidelines.

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

March 2020

The health and safety of our guests and committee members is paramount to us here at Oxford10. We are closely monitoring the situation involving the COVID-19 virus and we are working within the guidance from Public Health England and World Health Organisation (WHO). We have cancelled all future events until further notice.

We have also issued refunds for the cancelled events to everyone who booked tickets with us. If you have any questions please get in touch events@oxford10.com

If you are interested in the ways in which Oxford is contributing to the research around the virus, click here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-research.

Tech Officer

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Improve website (e.g. change structure/layout, add functionality or adhoc).
  2. Give advice on how media platforms can be better used, or devise tools to better aidinteractivity with members or between committee.
  3. Fix bugs on website or other custom tools.
  4. Ensure website conforms to the Oxford Alumni Network’s logo and design guidelines.
  5. Inform, and provide guidance for resolution if deemed necessary, the CommunicationsOfficer if inconformity to the Oxford Alumni Network’s Social Media Advice for Alumni Groups is found.

Expected Effort

1-2 hours a week approximately.

Shared Responsibilities of All Committee Members
Although we outline in this document the obligations for being in positions on the Executive Committee, from time to time the President and other members on this Committee may require assistance with their duties. Being on the Oxford10 Committee is a team effort. Therefore, its members are expected to help each other and to occasionally pick up tasks or responsibilities beyond their remit. Examples of such duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Composing/posting of messages on various communication channels.
  2. Helping out event organisers with their events on the night (along with assistance on other aspects of event organisation).

Conformity to Oxford Alumni Network Guidelines
Along with the duties of their particular role, a member of the Oxford10 Executive Committee is expected to observe any guidelines from the wider Oxford Alumni Network that could be relevant to them (these are listed under their respective role descriptions). That member should inform and provide guidance for resolution if necessary, if Oxford10 doesn’t meet any of these guidelines.

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

Communication Officer

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Oversee the execution of Oxford10 communication strategy across all platforms.
  2. Draft monthly email newsletters.
  3. Communicate to members across all platforms about events and other Oxford10 aspects, and/or co-ordinate committee members with secondary social media access to write on behalf.
  4. Collate photos from events and post to various platforms.
  5. Reply or forward messages from membership.

Expected Effort

1-2 hours a week approximately.

Shared Responsibilities of All Committee Members
Although we outline in this document the obligations for being in positions on the Executive Committee, from time to time the President and other members on this Committee may require assistance with their duties. Being on the Oxford10 Committee is a team effort. Therefore, its members are expected to help each other and to occasionally pick up tasks or responsibilities beyond their remit. Examples of such duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Composing/posting of messages on various communication channels.
  2. Helping out event organisers with their events on the night (along with assistance on other aspects of event organisation).

Conformity to Oxford Alumni Network Guidelines
Along with the duties of their particular role, a member of the Oxford10 Executive Committee is expected to observe any guidelines from the wider Oxford Alumni Network that could be relevant to them (these are listed under their respective role descriptions). That member should inform and provide guidance for resolution if necessary, if Oxford10 doesn’t meet any of these guidelines.

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

Events Officers

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Formulate and execute events – approximately 1 large (80+ attendees) or 2 smaller events a year.
  2. Gather event quotes and availability, for proposal to committee.
  3. Be consultation point for other event organisers when discussing event feasibility.
  4. When organising an event:
    4.1. Act as point of contact with event venue
    4.2. Act as point of contact with Oxford10 members/attendees about event
    4.3. Create and administrate Eventbrite page for that event.
    4.4. Inform Alumni Office of their event.
    4.5. Administrate the event on the night (or find adequate help).

Officer Count

At least 2.

Expected Effort

Less than 1 hour a week approximately or 2 hours a week during event organisation.

Shared Responsibilities of All Committee Members
Although we outline in this document the obligations for being in positions on the Executive Committee, from time to time the President and other members on this Committee may require assistance with their duties. Being on the Oxford10 Committee is a team effort. Therefore, its members are expected to help each other and to occasionally pick up tasks or responsibilities beyond their remit. Examples of such duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Composing/posting of messages on various communication channels.
  2. Helping out event organisers with their events on the night (along with assistance on other aspects of event organisation).

Conformity to Oxford Alumni Network Guidelines
Along with the duties of their particular role, a member of the Oxford10 Executive Committee is expected to observe any guidelines from the wider Oxford Alumni Network that could be relevant to them (these are listed under their respective role descriptions). That member should inform and provide guidance for resolution if necessary, if Oxford10 doesn’t meet any of these guidelines.

Interested? Drop us an email recruitment@oxford10.com

Brunch at Mother London in Battersea – 26th April 11am – CANCELLED

Join Oxford alumni for a great fun brunch at Mother Restaurant Battersea.

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About this Event
Join us for some delicious brunch at one of London’s most iconic sights next to Battersea Power Station.
You will be able to choose from fresh specialties and appetizing salads, prosciutto, marinated grilled vegetables, Parmigiana Reggiani DOP aged 24 months, locally produced organic cheeses such as mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, yoghurt, homemade granola and muffins, fresh fruit and much more. To that, you can naturally add a never ending stream of organic sourdough pizzas made with saltwater coming from their own burning charcoal oven. And if that wasn’t enough, throughout the brunch they serve warm pasta dishes and scrambled eggs at the table.
Filtered sparkling and still water as well as juices and one coffee are included in the price. Other soft drinks, alcohol, coffees, etc. are on the side.

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