Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Film and Television, Sam Mendes, in Conversation with Professor Laura Marcus.
Following this event we are delighted to share a film of the Q and A from the evening. This is a fascinating and insightful discussion into the theatre and film career and influences of Sam Mendes.
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Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera: William Christie, Musical Director, Founder
William Christie ‘in conversation’ with Edward Higginbottom on 22 June at the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St. Anne’s College, Oxford
Following this event we are happy to share a film of the session. This is a wonderful look at the extensive career of William Christie and an opportunity to learn more about his work and influences.
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2018 Cohort Raise Funds for Leadership and Alumni Programme
The 2018 cohort took it upon themselves to start a new fundraising campaign for the alumni programme. This was announced at the Leadership Forum dinner and they were pleased to know that within a few days the first target was far exceeded.
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We are once again delighted that our outgoing Scholars have put together a cookbook celebrating their year at Oxford with their favourite recipes. Special thanks goes to Saadia Gardezi and Scherezade Tarar who designed and coordinated the endeavour to create a lasting momento of the year. We’ve already received some great feedback and are looking forward to trying out a few more dishes. You can download a copy here to start your culinary trials.
We’re pleased to share our 2017-18 Annual Report, covering all of our activities throughout the academic year, from our Robin Hambro Moral Philosophy Seminar back in September to the recent Leadership Forum, and everything in between. The report is filled with pictures of our events and activities over the year, profiles of our scholars and alumni, and our plans for the coming year.
Click here to view and download a PDF of the report.
Nidhi Singh (MSc. Law and Finance, 2016/17), a Louis Dreyfus Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholar, has been selected to speak at ICSD 2016. Nidhi will speak alongside Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).
To fulfil the volunteering obligation expected of all Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholars, Nidhi volunteered to work with KISS in India. KISS is the largest free residential educational institution for indigenous children in India. Starting with only 125 children in 1993, KISS has since developed rapidly to its current state, providing education for 25,000 children in 2015 alone. KISS now has the ambitious goal of educating 2,000,000 poor indigenous children over the next decade. It was recently granted a special consultative status by UN-ECOSOC for its exemplary work done in the field of SDGs.
As a volunteer, Nidhi spent her last summer and Easter break in 2016 with KISS in India studying and helping them prepare a report on their work being done and as to how they are helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nidhi has written about the SDGs in the past on our blog, and you can read her comments here. After her experiences, she co-authored a paper with Dr. Achyuta Samanta and Dwiti Vikramaditya (Senior Adviser to KISS), which was submitted to the UN ICSD for consideration. With only few selected invited speakers, the ICSD represents both a competitive and high-profile platform for discussions on sustainability, and the WHT is very proud that one of our scholars has been selected to participate in such a high-profile event.
You can find out more about KISS via their website. Further details about the International Conference on Sustainable Development can be found here. The conference will be held at Columbia University, New York on 21-22 September 2016, on the eve of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. The ICSD will host leading academics, scientists and world leaders to discuss the forthcoming implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.