Mindfulness event with Sofia Borodulina (Mar 23)

After the first successful mindfulness event at the end of last year, Oxford10 is inviting you to another mindfulness class. It will be run by Sofia, a very experienced mindfulness coach.

Sofia is a 35 years old German HR-Professional and Mindfulness Coach. She has developed several Mindfulness Programs for corporates and her 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge was a finalist at the German HR-Excellence Awards in 2015. Sofia has been featured at “The Mighty”, “Insight Timer” and “Katharina Heilen Blog”. She is a certified “Search Inside Yourself” teacher, a Google-born Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Program. Sofia has been teaching Mindfulness at the Harvard Business School, Daetsu, HHL, Daimler and many more. Sofia holds a Master’s Degree from Cornell University and is a Harvard Business School Graduate.

You can find out more about Sofia by going on her site: www.MindfulnessWithSofia.com or by checking out her Instagram account: @MindfulnessWithSofia

Get your tickets here!

Yoga with Simply Soulful – 18 Feb 2021 (Updated)

EDIT: This event has been postponed to 18 Feb 2021, do join us if you can!

We’re delighted to welcome Donna from Simply Soulful Yoga. She will be hosting a guided Yoga session for beginners. Tickets here.

Her interest in yoga, meditation and holistic therapies dates back to pre-2004; the 30th year of her life became one of great significance when, not only did she embark on a journey of self-discovery but she also decided to change career, life style and relocate to Devon as a result of this journey.

Her interest in well-being started with Reiki, when she discovered that we have the ability to self-heal. This led her to another and then another therapy training course, which eventually led her to yoga teacher training; the rest is history as they say!

Donna loves all things yoga and had often dreamed about training as a yoga teacher, but thought she was “too old, too inflexible, too over-weight” to be a yoga teacher. However, when she mentioned this to a friend, she simply said “You’re never too old to learn new things, and besides these things are what will help you be a fantastic yoga teacher” and of course, she was right!

Having worked in this field for almost 15 years, and after extensive training with the Association of Reflexologists (AOR), International Institute of Health & Holistic Therapies (IIHHT), The School of Natural Health Sciences (SNHS), Friends of Yoga Society International (FRYOG), and the Water Skills Academy (WSA) she is a qualified FRYOG Yoga Teacher, Holistic & Complementary Therapist, Nutritional Coach and a WSA Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Instructor.

Tickets here!

Oxford10 Christmas Carols

We would like to invite all Oxford Alumni to our ‘Oxford10 Christmas Carol Singing Event’ Friday 17th December 2020 at 19:00 – 20:30.

It will be a great way for all alumni to collate and gather together to celebrate the festive period!

Even with this year being quite different to others, we can come together to sing along and collate our festive stories during this Oxfordian gathering! Backing carol tracks were recorded in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Please register for FREE for the event which is to be held over ZOOM.

Event Agenda:

  1. Christmas Introduction
  2. Attendee Greeting
  3. Raise a Glass of Christmas Cheer For Oxford Alumni Cohort
  4. Singing Carols (all carol lyrics and materials will be provided)
  5. Final Christmas Message

We look forward to you attending and joining in this unique Christmas celebration amongst Oxford Alumni from across the world!

Note: Zoom Link to be sent to confirmed attendees prior to the event.

Sign up now!

Mindfulness with Sophie McLaren – 21 Oct 2020

How has Covid19 affected us? Being mindful and caring for our resilience and wellbeing has never been more important.

In this talk, Sophie Maclaren will introduce us to mindfulness. She will discuss what we understand under the term mindfulness, how it helps our wellbeing and she will give us evidence-based mindfulness practices to do at home and at work.

Get your tickets here!

About the speaker:

Sophie specialises in workplace wellbeing, and mindful leadership. She works with emerging and established leaders as a trainer, consultant, and coach. In this capacity she has created hundreds of custom programmes, partnered with thousands of individuals and groups across the globe, and founded several organisations/ initiatives to develop the next generation of mindfulness trainers and support young leaders in 30+ countries.

As well as her academic studies in intellectual history and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, she trained intensively with Tibetan meditation masters and has been a dedicated mindfulness and yoga practitioner for over 20 years.

Sophie specialises in wellbeing for high-impact individuals in leadership roles, and brings attention and care to each individual as they craft their own mindfulness practice. She teaches special topics on resilience, agility, workplace wellbeing, mindfulness in working life/business, mindfulness for students, and the mindful organisation. Sophie is particularly excited to continue engaging change agents, allowing mindfulness to become a practical tool for enhancing human-centered professional life while increasing impact.

She is a fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School.

You can get tickets and event details here.

Talk: A Dark Abyss or the Sunlit Uplands of New Opportunity? 8 Sep 2020

Join us for a talk by Jonathan Black – Director, Careers Service & Internship Office, University of Oxford on September 8th 2020 at 6pm.

What does the future hold for new and recent graduates? Are all the old career plans unusable or can everyone carry on with minor adjustments? Where to place the bets for future success and how to prepare for the new world?

In this talk, Jonathan Black, Director of the University Careers Service and author of the regular Dear Jonathan column in the Financial Times, will consider the landscape before us, place some bets on the future, reveal how employers assess candidates, and suggest ways that recent graduates and benefit from the pandemic-driven upheaval. There’ll be ample chance for questions.

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Black has been Director of the Careers Service at Oxford University since 2008 after a broad career including in blue-chip management consultancy, international academic publishing, and co-founding a successful medical publishing start-up. 

In his current role at the Careers Service, Jonathan coaches students one-to-one with careers advice, runs workshops and seminars for groups of undergraduates and postgraduates, trains colleagues, and devises new and innovative programmes that provide hands-on experiences for students. He works with senior academics to explore how the Careers Service can support academic work, presents at seminars and conferences in the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and the USA, and runs research programmes on what is required in order to secure a graduate-level job.

Jonathan writes the fortnightly, ‘Dear Jonathan’ column[1] for readers’ careers questions in the Financial Times, and produced three short careers videos for the FT in July 2018 and anchored six 10-minute FT/YouTube careers videos[2] launched in April 2019. His recent book, ‘How to find the Career you’ve always wanted’[3] was described by Baroness Gillian Shephard as, ‘One of the most practical and comprehensible career guides ever produced.’

Outside the Careers Service, Jonathan is Chair of the Oxford Hub charity promoting social enterprise and volunteering for students across Oxfordshire, is a Governor of Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, and member of the Oxford Alumni Society Board.

References:

[1] https://www.ft.com/jonathan-black

[2] FT Career Starters (part of FT Schools) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjdvCHWVtE4&list=PLqIpf04KBv61XrP8rtadMl5YpVxZt7Wkc 

[3] Little, Brown 978-1-4721-4369-3