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.
Raise a Glass of Christmas Cheer For Oxford Alumni Cohort
Singing Carols (all carol lyrics and materials will be provided)
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.
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.
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.
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 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 launched in April 2019. His recent book, ‘How to find the Career you’ve always wanted’ 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.
We’ll be showing you how to shake that mixer, and you’ll have a chance to flex your mental muscles and make new friends in several thrilling rounds of quizzes! We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
List of ingredients:
Singapore Sling 2 parts gin, 1 part cherry brandy, Juice of one lime, ½ part Cointreau, ½ part D.O.M. Benedictine, 1 part Angostura bitters, optional garnish of pineapple slice, maraschino cherry
Mojito 4 parts white rum, 10 fresh mint leaves, several slices of lime (optional), sugar (caster sugar is ideal, but any type is fine), Angostura bitters
Equipment If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, a large jam jar or a coffee flask (with lid screwed tight) work just as well. Optional extras: straws, drinks stirrers, flamboyantly coloured cocktail umbrellas.
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A talk by Dr. Lennart Brand on Exponential Technologies and Values – A Tale of Chickens and Eggs. Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 18:00 BST
Brief Are the premises from which we approach the subject of exponential technological development still appropriate, or are we moving into a completely new dimension that also requires new moral concepts? The Liberal Arts are a useful means of doing this – provided that they discuss values not as a starting point but as a possible outcome of the debate. In other words, provided that they facilitate academic debate in an objective and open manner.
About the author Lennart is Managing Director of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin. The Institute – which is affiliated with Zeppelin University, a private German university near Lake Constance – is one of Germany’s foremost leadership-research institutions, collaborating with major players in business, politics, and civil society. Before his current position, Lennart held a variety of managerial responsibilities in academia, focusing on technology transfer, entrepreneurship, development, and international strategy. Lennart started his career in the industry before taking up his D.Phil. in Modern Languages at Oxford (St. John’s) in 2004. A few years ago he initiated the OUS Lake Constance chapter which covers a large area across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Linkedin: https://de.linkedin.com/in/lennart-brand-b77b5581
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