29 new Scholars join us today from 21 different countries across the world. We are delighted to welcome, for the first time, Scholars from Guatemala, Laos, Ecuador and Venezuela. They are coming together for the first element of the Scholarships and Leadership Programme: the Moral Philosophy Seminar. This intensive four-day programme of discussions on political and moral philosophy features key texts from Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, Kate Millett and Adam Smith amongst others.
As well as an academic grounding Scholars will get a chance to meet each other, familiarise themselves with Oxford and take part in various social activities. We’ll be updating our social media accounts to keep everyone up to date with the events of the weekend – don’t forget to check back with us to find out how it went.
The WHT office at the Saïd Business School is a hive of activity. We’re looking forward to welcoming our 2018/19 cohort and making last minute preparations for the Moral Philosophy Seminar being held in Harris Manchester College soon. It’s always such a wonderful time meeting new Scholars and helping them to gather their bearings and explore Oxford. Not long to go now!
Former Scholar Simukai Chigudu (Zimbabwe, DPhil International Development, Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld-Hoffmann, 2013) is interviewed in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) about his early ambitions and work in global health activism. It also delves into life-style questions so if you would like to know Simukai’s ‘guilty pleasure’ click here for the full interview!
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.
Read more “Sam Mendes Visiting Professorship: film on-line now”
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.
Read more “William Christie Visiting Professorship: film on-line now”
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.
Read more “2018 Scholar video”