A Double Dose: Cocktail Making and Pub Quiz – 31 July 2020

Disclaimer: images used to publicise this event are not reflective of the level of skill required.

Want to enjoy the best of summer but the local pub’s 5 available seats have all been taken?

Desperate to show off all your newfound knowledge after 3 months of hibernation?

Look no further to Oxford10’s next event of the summer, a 2-for-1 bill of cocktail making and pub quiz on the evening of 31 July!

Event details here!

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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Talk: Exponential Technologies and Values – A Tale of Chickens and Eggs – 14 Jul 2020

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

Virtual Summer Cooking Class – 9 Jul 2020

A cooking masterclass from your kitchen

Join our virtual cooking masterclass here.

With the height of summer upon us, we hope everyone’s staying suitably cool and hydrated (and socially distanced, of course). Next in our series of virtual Oxford10 events is a cooking masterclass led by none other than our Vice-President, Maggie Ewen!

How does it work? Before the event, we’ll share the recipes on our website (see below), and you’ll get all the listed ingredients prior to the event. 

On the day itself, we’ll cook the meal together and see how similar or different the end results are! 

For this episode of ‘Masterchef Ox10’, we’ll be having a delicious summer salad to start, followed by baked salmon, and finally no-bake cookies to top the meal off with dessert. 

Do join us on the 9th of July – register here!

List of ingredients:

Summer salad:
1 red pepper (yellow pepper is fine too), a handful of watercress, 1 avocado, 1 teaspoon of mustard (preferably grainy mustard but dijon is ok too), 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, a small bowl to make the dressing, a bowl to mix everything together

Baked salmon:
Salmon fillet (1-2 slices), a frying pan, some olive oil

No-bake cookies:
1/2 cup butter (unsalted) (~113.5g), 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non dairy milk) (~122g), 2 cups of sugar (~ 320g), 1/4 cup cacao powder (~ 21.5g), 1/2 cup almond butter (also works with peanut butter) (~ 125 g), 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional), 3 cups of rolled oats (243g) (if you are gluten free, please make sure to use gluten free oats!), a stove, a saucepan, baking sheet, and some parchment paper

Using Maths to Clean-up our Oceans – a talk by Dr. Tom Crawford – 4th August 2020

Where does river water go when it enters the ocean? Rivers are the major source of pollution in the oceans and if we are to clean them up, we first need to know where the majority of the pollution is concentrated. By creating a mathematical model for river outflows – verified by laboratory experiments and fieldwork -– the goal is to be able to predict which areas are most susceptible to pollution from rivers and thus coordinate clean-up operations as effectively as possible.

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Virtual Movie Night – Jun 2020

No, that isn’t the logo of U.N.C.L.E., even if it looks familiar somehow.

Get your tickets for a night in at the movies! Register here.

Following a successful first virtual gathering, we are hosting a movie night for the Oxford10 family! We asked for your votes on a highly curated list of highly rated movies, and the results are in – we will be screening the thrilling action-comedy The Man from U.N.C.L.E!

“But coronavirus! How do you maintain social distancing?” you might ask. Fear not, for we will be using the Netflix Party app. It’s a free extension that you can download and which will allow you to watch any Netflix movie (such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) with others from the safety of your home!

(Newsflash: We’re not being sponsored by Netflix or Netflix Party.)

So grab your popcorn, blankets, friends and family, sign up here (so we can send you the link) and come and enjoy an exciting night of fun.

Register here!