Meeting Minds Global 2021

12th April 2021

Meeting Minds Global 2021 is a week-long virtual event hosted by Oxford University Alumni Office from 12 to 17 April, bringing alumni and associates together from around the world. 

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Wadham highlights

We are delighted that a number of distinguished Wadham Fellows and alumni will share insights into their work:

Roger Penrose in conversation with Melvyn Bragg
Wednesday 14 April, 11am BST (6am EDT; 6pm HKT)
Screening of Melvyn Bragg's interview with Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Roger Penrose. It was part of a public lecture organised by Oxford Mathematics in partnership with Wadham College. The lecture was originally broadcast on Tuesday 26th February 2021. 

OBA Connect Online: Is Business Really Changing?
Wednesday 14 April, 11am BST (6pm HKT)
Colin Mayer, CBE, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School and Fellow at Wadham College
ESG, climate change, the pandemic, corporate purpose, AI, build back better, black lives matter, and gender diversity are all just a few of the reasons why many people believe that business is going through a profound change. Others are sceptical. Is it really a moment for change or just a passing phase? Join Professor Colin Mayer CBE and a Business School alumni panel to explore these issues in a lively and informative discussion, with dedicated time for networking. 

How Humans Work
Friday 16 April, 4pm BST
Dr Emma Cohen, Associate Professor of Cognitive Anthropology and Tutorial Fellow in Human Sciences at Wadham College
Dr Thomas Püschel, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
Dr Rachel Tanner, Posdoctoral Research Fellow at the Jenner Institute, Research Fellow at Wolfson College and Stipendiary Lecturer at Wadham College
A discussion from a variety of interdisciplinary persepctives with time for questions and answers. 

Frontiers of climate science: from fundamental physics to digital twin earths
Tuesday 13 April, 6pm BST
Urgent action is required to halt the increase of global temperatures. But how fast do we have to reduce emissions to meet temperature goals?
Hosted by Professor Ian Shipsey (Head of Physics) with leading scientists in the field: Professor Myles Allen, Professor Philip Stier, and Wadham Tutorial Fellow in Physics, Professor Hannah Christensen.


Song Beyond the Nation
Saturday 17 April, 11am BST (6am EDT, 6pm HKT)
Philip Ross Bullock (Professor of Russian Literature and Music and Fellow at Wadham College) and Laura Tunbridge (Professor of Musicology)
In this conversation, Philip and Laura will discuss their new co-edited book, Song Beyond the Nation: Translation, Transnationalism, Performance, and explore the importance of languages to the academic study of music, as well as their various collaborations with the worlds of broadcasting and the performing arts. 

The Creativity Code with Marcus du Sautoy
Saturday 17 April, 11am BST (6am EDT; 6pm HKT)
This talk will be given by Marcus Du Sautoy (Wadham College, 1983) New College Professorial Fellow, and Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Sciences, and Professor of Mathematics.


This week-long virtual event will feature a wide variety of exciting and interesting talks streamed live across four time zones; New York (EDT), London (BST), Hong Kong (HKT) and Tokyo (JST).

Join several speakers, who will share their experiences and expertise across a diverse range of topics; from science and technology, the humanities, and the medical and social sciences. 

Cost - £10