09th October 2017

Rector’s Seminars announced for Michaelmas Term


The Rector’s Seminars for Michaelmas Term have now been released. Everyone is welcome to attend these informative lectures and discussions, including alumni and members of the University of Oxford who are not affiliated with Exeter College. Each seminar presentation is designed to launch a lively discussion on a subject of general interest. The seminars are not specialised research seminars.

The programme for Michaelmas 2017 is as follows:

Thursday 12 October

Professor Christopher Rea (University of British Columbia), ‘Spongers, Bag Droppers, and Cannibal Eunuch: Guides to Swindlers and How to Avoid Them’.  This talk will focus on the case of China, Rector’s Lodgings Drawing Room, 5.30 pm. Free.

Wednesday 18 October

Professor Rain Newton Smith (Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry [CBI]), ‘Brexit: A View from Business’, Saskatchewan Room, 5.30 pm. Free.

Wednesday 8 November

Reverend Canon Dr Alvyn Pettersen (Exeter Visiting Fellow, Canon Theologian of Worcester Cathedral and former Exeter Chaplain), ‘The Glorious Dead – reflections on 1st World War portrayals of glory in Worcester and Magdeburg Cathedrals’, Rector’s Lodgings Drawing Room, 5.30 pm. Free.

Wednesday 15 November

Professor Frank Close (Emeritus Fellow in Physics, Exeter College), ‘Eclipse – Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon’, Saskatchewan Room, 5.30 pm. Free.

Wednesday 22 November

Professor Dennis Ahlburg (Trinity University Texas & former Visiting Fellow, Exeter College), “‘Skimming the Cream’:  The Impact of Coresidence at Oxford”, Rector’s Lodgings Drawing Room, 5.30 pm. Free.

Saturday 25 November

Symposium on ‘Education and Equality’, with speakers tentatively including:  Professor Christina de Bellaigue (Fellow in History, Exeter), Sir David Norgrove (Chair of the UK Statistics Agency, member of the University Council & Exeter alumnus, 1967, Modern History), Fiona Boulton (Headmistress, Guildford High School & Exeter alumna, 1985, PGCE), Dr Chris Ballinger (Academic Dean, Exeter College) and Naomi Kellman (Lincoln College alumna, 2008, PPE), Cohen Quad, 10.30 am – 4 pm. Cost is between £10 and £25. Registration required – please click here to find out more and to book.

You do not need to book ahead for these events, except for the symposium on Saturday 25 November. Simply report to the Porters’ Lodge on Turl Street ahead of the event. To book for the symposium click here.

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