158 episodes

The annual Oxford University Alumni Weekend aims to showcase the Collegiate University as a whole, giving prominence to a range of current research and its application to real world situations, as well as recognising the achievements of Oxford men and women.
This series also includes podcasts from other alumni events including study days and the Oxford European Reunion.

Past themes include "A Global Oxford" (2008), "Equal Citizenship" (2009) and "Shared Treasures" (2010).

Alumni Weekend Oxford University

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The annual Oxford University Alumni Weekend aims to showcase the Collegiate University as a whole, giving prominence to a range of current research and its application to real world situations, as well as recognising the achievements of Oxford men and women.
This series also includes podcasts from other alumni events including study days and the Oxford European Reunion.

Past themes include "A Global Oxford" (2008), "Equal Citizenship" (2009) and "Shared Treasures" (2010).

    Sacred Landscapes, Buddhist Temples: A case study from Central Tibet

    Sacred Landscapes, Buddhist Temples: A case study from Central Tibet

    This talk illustrates how Tibetan Buddhism relates to the landscapes of the Tibetan plateau, to form a unique, truly Himalayan blend.

    • 54 min
    Choice or Accident? The outbreak of the First World War

    Choice or Accident? The outbreak of the First World War

    The causes of the First World War have long been controversial and remain so. The Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford, and author of The War that Ended Peace (2013) brings us up to date on the debate.

    • 39 min
    The Commercial Evolution of Microfinance: From donor dependence to sustainable social investment institutions

    The Commercial Evolution of Microfinance: From donor dependence to sustainable social investment institutions

    Ira Lieberman provides an expert analysis on the evolution of micro-finance institutions. Followed by Juan Guerra, founder of StudentFunder – a case study.

    • 41 min
    Oxford’s Global Leadership in Social Enterprise: A panel discussion

    Oxford’s Global Leadership in Social Enterprise: A panel discussion

    Social finance and social investment is creating a global buzz, with estimates that the sector will grow over the next decade – an emerging trend that may lead to both vibrant social change and financial returns on investment.

    • 38 min
    Innovation in Financing Human Well-being

    Innovation in Financing Human Well-being

    Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine and Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford, in conversation.

    • 24 min
    Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines?

    Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines?

    Chas Bountra, a popular speaker at the recent Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia, will explain how Oxford is creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery.

    • 43 min