Oxford10’s first virtual meet-up

What’s better than a face-to-face meeting? Many faces, of course!

Last week, we held our first Oxford10 Virtual Get-together on Zoom to see how the community was coping with lockdown and COVID-19. We talked about life in the new normal, from fresh ways of socialising online to how we’re getting our food fixes with a torrent of food delivery orders. 

We did a survey to see how much COVID19 has affected our lives and unsurprisingly, no one felt like everything had continued unchanged. However, there was plenty of positivity – just under 70% of us had picked up a new hobby, and nearly half will emerge with improved culinary skills!

No one reported being unaffected at all, which means we all previously had thriving social lives outside the house.

To play our part, we’re hoping to engage the Oxford10 community with more online events until we can meet up in person once more. We’re starting with a movie night, but if you’ve got any ideas for group activities we’d definitely love to hear them.

Keep an eye out for our next event announcement – hoping to see as many of you there as possible!

Social distancing study wants volunteers

7 May 2020

Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for volunteers from across the globe to take part in a new study looking into how social distancing has affected their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. Volunteers can complete the online survey, which will track people’s feelings and experiences over a 3-month period.

To take part in the study, visit https://distancing-covid19-survey.herokuapp.com/ 

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Reach for the Stars – from your living room!

Join BBC’s Sky At Night presenter Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics, and lead of the Zooniverse.org project at Oxford’s Department of Physics, for a ‘live’ ramble around the night sky.

Date: Sunday 26 April

Time: 8.30-9.30pm BST

Join the event here

Your password for the event is: OxfordAlumni

The session will include plenty of time for Q&A, so come equipped with space-related questions. No telescope will be necessary, just head to your back garden, balcony, or bedroom window.

Please note! If you are using a mobile device to access the session, you may need to download the WebEx app in advance. You find it here at Google Play or the App Store.