Summer Events Roundup

Screen-sharing is so out of date. We have webcams of a projector screen instead.

We recently held two more fantastic social events (virtually, though hopefully not for much longer).

On 31 July, we held a doubleheader event, starting with a cocktail-making session (featuring a classic Mojito and a more exotic Singapore Sling), with plenty of ice to cool things down after a long workday.

That was followed by a pub quiz from the comforts of home – participants paired up and tackled categories such as General Knowledge, Entertainers, and About Oxford.

Do you still remember the price of an Oxford Tube single student ticket to London? (£8) Or the year both boat crews in the Boat Race managed to sink their boats? (1912) Well, neither did everyone there… but hopefully it gave everyone a healthy dose of nostalgia for their time at Oxford!

(If you did know, then turn up for our next quiz events in the near future!)

A few days later, on 4 August, we welcomed Dr. Tom Crawford to the online lecture theatre to share his work on ‘Using Maths to Clean-up our Oceans’. He shared how a mathematical model for river outflows can help predict which areas are most susceptible to pollution from rivers, making it easier to coordinate clean-up as needed.

If you missed it, check out this recording of his lecture (as part of the Teddy Talks series):