132 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).

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    Can Future Energy Needs be Met Sustainably?

    Can Future Energy Needs be Met Sustainably?

    This Alumni Weekend panel discusses future energy needs and steps that must be taken to increase the chance that they can be met sustainably. World energy consumption is increasing, driven by economic development in countries where more is needed to lift billions out of poverty. Our energy is mostly provided by burning fossil fuels, which is driving climate change and producing debilitating pollution. The gap between realistic energy projections and low carbon aspirations is widening.
    25th April 2015, Orangery, Schoenbrunn, Vienna
    Chaired by Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith (Director of Energy Research, University of Oxford) and featuring Juliet Davenport OBE (CEO of Good Energy Group), Dr Jan Dusik (Director of the Regional Office for Europe of the United Nations Environment Programme) and Graham van't Hoff (Exectuive Vice President, Shell Chemicals)

    • 1 hr 11 min
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    Cultural Frontier: Early 20th Century Vienna

    Cultural Frontier: Early 20th Century Vienna

    Re-visiting the time of Freud, Klimt and Schönberg, the Alumni Weekend panel surveys and analyse this unique period in Vienna’s history and in Western culture. In the opening years of the twentieth century, Vienna – the capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire – provided the grand setting for a proliferation of artists, architects, composers, writers and thinkers whose explorations heralded a number of significant movements in modern culture.
    25th April 2015, Orangery, Schoenbrunn, Vienna
    Chaired by Bethany Bell (BBC Foreign Correspondent) and featuring Professor Shearer West (Head of Humanities, University of Oxford), Professor Ritchie Robertson (Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature, Fellow of the Queen's College) and Professor Jonathan Cross (Professor of Musicology and Student and Tutor in Music at Christ Church)

    • 1 hr 15 min
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    Quo Vadis Ukraine: The Conflict and Beyond

    Quo Vadis Ukraine: The Conflict and Beyond

    Panel discussion of the Ukraine reviewing the current situation, exploring the context of the conflict which broke out in 2014, assessing its impact on Europe, and identifying what the international community can learn and how it should respond. 25th April 2015, Orangery, Schoenbrunn, Vienna. Chaired by the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten on Barnes CH and featuring Jutta Edthofer (Head of Division Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria) Professor Gwendolyn Sasse (Professor of Comparative Politics and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College) and Michael Bociurkiw (Spokesperson for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine).

    • 1 hr 30 min
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    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
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    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
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    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

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