St Anne's stands out in Oxford as a college that is down to earth, modern, informal and open to the world. It also has a determined sense of its academic purpose.
It began in 1879 offering a university education to women who otherwise would have found it unaffordable. It became a full College of the University in 1952. It has taken both men and women since 1979, and is now one of Oxford's largest colleges, with over 400 undergraduates and 150 graduates.
How bad is the current crisis of American democracy?
Professor Adam Smith gives a talk to alumni entitled "How bad is the current crisis of American democracy?" The current sense of crisis is driven by the anxiety about creeping authoritarianism and corruption, a dis-informed electorate and unaccountable social media giants. But American democracy has always been ‘in crisis’ ever since the idea of the US as a ‘democracy’ emerged in the 1830s. How does the current sense of crisis compare to those of the past, and does the US any longer have the resources to address the democratic challenges it faces?
At the Frontlines of Change: Feminist Leadership Transforming Lives - Devaki Jain Lecture
Noeleen Heyzer gives the 2016 Devaki Jain Lecture. Noeleen Heyzer is former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Born in Singapore, she was the first woman from the South to head the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the first woman to head the Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific since its founding in 1947. Noeleen Heyzer is an active member of the women’s
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Our built heritage: a gem or a millstone? What's worth keeping and why? - St Anne's Gaudy Seminar 2016
The 2016 St Anne's Gaudy Seminar. With Helen Ghosh (Director-General of the National Trust), Caroline Stanford (Historian and Head of Engagement at The Landmark Trust), Liane Hartley (Co-Founder of Mend) and Dr Michael Fradley (Research Assistant on ‘Endangered Archaeology’ project).
The UK, Germany, and the European Union
Talk given by the former German Ambassador, Georg Boomgaarden, at St Anne's College in November 2014. Part of the inaugural international seminar and dinner at the College.
Is the printed word dead?
Kathryn Sutherland, Drummond Moir and Sara Lloyd give talk for the St Anne's college Alumni Weekend 2014
Diseases of Modern Life
Professor Sally Shuttleworth, Head of the Humanities Division, gives a talk for the St Anne's Alumni Weekend 2014