A-Z LECTURES and CATEGORIES

Oxford

'Apart from hosting and working with regional study groups and running frequent workshops and conferences to disseminate research findings and publicise topical issues, the Centre runs a weekly seminar on Thursdays where scholars and postdoctoral researchers in Oxford and from different parts of the world present their work. The Centre also regularly hosts prominent African statesmen, leaders, entrepreneurs, social activists, intellectuals, thinkers, scholars, writers, artistes, and others who are interested in Africa and African affairs.'

'The Ashmolean is first and foremost a University museum. We are committed to making our collections and expertise accessible for academic engagement at Oxford and in partnership with universities worldwide. The Museum is a world-class resource to enrich all kinds of intellectual enquiry, and our curators' scholarship contributes to teaching throughout the Oxford curriculum.'

'Blackfriars is a "Priory", the home of a community of Dominican Friars who open their doors to others, welcoming university students, researchers, men training for priesthood – and many local people who join us for religious services and social events. It is a place of friendly spiritual and intellectual encounter, where faith and reason enter into deep dialogue with the modern world ... Research and debate at Blackfriars are focussed around our two Institutes: The Aquinas Institute; The Las Casas Institute for Social Justice ... The Institutes’ research is propagated into the wider society by means of conferences, talks, books, online resources, and through a developing outreach programme for schools. An annual residential summer school run by the Aquinas Institute offers an introduction to theology for young adults.'

'The Bodleian Libraries is the library service supporting the University of Oxford ... Libraries in the Bodleian Libraries group include the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; as well as 27 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries ... The Bodleian Libraries are also a key part of Oxford’s cultural community and leads an exciting programme of public exhibitions and events to engage communities with our collections ... The Friends of the Bodleian are invited to a lively programme of lectures, exhibitions and concerts designed to explore and enjoy the Libraries’ holdings.'

'Launched in 2001 and, since then, has brought over 200 academics, artists and other performers from around the world to Oxford Brookes for scholarly talks and other public events.'

'The Oxford Classics faculty, with some sixty permanent post holders, is one of the largest in the world, and Classics students never have the sense of being in a small minority within the university: over 150 undergraduates and almost 100 graduates are admitted to read classical subjects each year. We can offer an unparalleled range of undergraduate and graduate courses, catering for a huge range of interests. The Faculty hosts three research centres and over twenty research projects, while the research of individual faculty members covers almost every aspect of life, literature and art in the ancient world.'

'The Humanities Division is one of four academic divisions in the University of Oxford, bringing together nine faculties and the Ruskin School of Art. Our faculties are among the largest in the world, enabling Oxford to offer an education in Arts and Humanities unparalleled in its range of subjects, from music and fine art to ancient and modern languages ... The Faculties within the Humanities run a number of public lectures throughout the year.'

'As a centre for the study of the region, the LAC serves as a venue for debating ongoing research and relevant current affairs. Leading international scholars and key public figures from the region regularly contribute to the LAC’s flagship weekly seminar.'

'The oldest botanic garden in the UK, founded on July 25th 1621. Established as the Oxford Physic Garden for growing medicinal plants used to teach medical students, the Garden was the birthplace of botanical sciences at Oxford. It became known as the Oxford Botanic Garden in the 1830s to reflect its role in experimental botany ... Situated in Nuneham Courtenay, Harcourt Arboretum is only 20 mins drive from Oxford Botanic Garden, with regular buses.'

'Oxford Civic Society is dedicated to the continuous improvement of Oxford as a wonderful city in which to live, work, study and relax. Appreciating our past, enjoying the present and pursuing a vision for the future are at the heart of what we do ... We run a year-round programme of Oxford-themed talks, walks and visits aimed to encourage an awareness and understanding of our city. The talks (free and open to all) are given by leading speakers in interesting locations across the city. Topics can include Oxford’s history, buildings, arts and science, and current development projects.'

'The Oxford Geology Group is a dynamic, growing and very active local geological society that has been in constant operation since 1957 ... Our varied programme of illustrated evening lectures runs throughout the year. Two lecture series run in parallel, one on the fourth Tuesday of the month and the other on the second Thursday of the month ... Lectures aim to cater for those starting out in the Earth and planetary sciences as well as those with some specialist knowledge.'

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'In reviving the Oxford Festival – we are determined to reinforce our longstanding commitments to: * freedom of speech, debate, and diversity; and maintaining our tradition of courteous dialogue, allowing for contentious and difficult subjects to be publicly examined; * the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, research, and teaching; * providing platforms for as wide a range of published topics as possible.' Normally held Late March.

'The Oxford Philatelic Society was founded in 1890 ... Evening meetings are held monthly, usually on the third Monday of the month, and are at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. We also hold morning meetings in the darker months of November to March on the first Monday of the month, 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon.'

'A progressive photographic club which has been in existence for over a hundred years. Our membership includes everyone from beginners to high-end achievers and as a club we are well respected within the U.K. photographic fraternity ... Our key activities include: Meetings – every Tuesday during our September – May season. This is our main point of contact with each other, The programme has a variety of guest speakers, competitions and discussion evenings, with occasional practical sessions ... '

Member of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Grouping

'Oxford University Museum of Natural History was established in 1860 to draw together scientific studies from across the University of Oxford. Today, the award-winning Museum continues to be a place of scientific research, collecting and fieldwork, and plays host to a programme of events, exhibitions and activities for the public and school students of all ages.'

Member of the British Association of Numismatic Societies Grouping

'We aspire to be a world-class business school community, embedded in this world-class University, tackling world-scale problems ... Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a young, vibrant, and entrepreneurial business school deeply embedded in the world’s most prestigious university. We deliver cutting-edge education and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society.'

Member of The Arts Society - 6 South East England Grouping

'A hub for intellectual collaboration and cross disciplinary research projects, based in the Humanities at the University of Oxford. While our funding, training and networks develop research projects and careers, our engagement activity increases the social impact and understanding of humanities research amongst a wider public audience.'

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