Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

The Faculty of History is running a number of events throughout 2017. Availability, costings and details can be found below. If you have any further questions, please contact the History Faculty at 

Dates for your diary

Saturday 16 September - Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend 2017

After the success of our event in 2016's alumni weekend, the History Faculty have decided to participate again in 2017. We will be hosting a lecture and discussion in the History Faculty Building concerning:

What makes the Middle Ages global? The view from Asia, the Americas and Africa

The Faculty of History presents three of their most distinguished medieval historians who will discuss what made the medieval world ‘global’. They will focus on three regions: Asia, the Americas and Africa, looking at the comparisons and connections between these different world regions in the period 500–1500.

Thursday 5 October - Lyndal Roper will speak at Lambeth Palace

Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

The Faculty is in the process of organising a lecture to commemorate the 500 anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 thesis to the church door in Wittenburg. Our Regius Professor of History, and renowned Luther historian, Lyndal Roper will be speaking in the beautiful hall of Lambeth Palace.

This will be followed by a drinks reception alongside a small exhibition.

More details and booking details will be published soon.


History Faculty Alumni Lecture and Dinner

For a number of years now, it has become a tradition for the History Faculty to hold a lecture and dinner for our alumni. This has often been a very small affair, to correspond with the limited resources that the Faculty have been able to give their alumni community. The event held in 2017 will be our twelfth such held by the Faculty.

The Twelfth Annual Alumni Lecture and Dinner, 2017

Saturday 1 July 2017

Professor Stephen Smith (All Souls, Oxford)

You are cordially invited to the Twelfth Oxford Historians’ Alumni Lecture and Dinner on Saturday 1 July 2017. This year’s lecture will be given by Professor Stephen Smith (All Souls College), who will be speaking on The Russian Revolution (title to follow). Professor Smith is one of the foremost experts on this topic and with 2017 seeing the 100th anniversary of the event we look forward to an especially exciting lecture. The event is open to spouses and partners.

Lecture: 5:00–6:00pm; Reception: 6:15pm; Dinner: 7:00pm for 7:15pm
Tickets: £70 per person

For further information, please contact Laura Spence at 

To get your ticket

You can book your place online at the University Store or you can download this ticket form and send it in the post to the History Faculty with a cheque made out to 'University of Oxford'.

Please note: this event is only open to alumni of the History Faculty and their guests.

Previous Speakers and their Topics

2016 – Professor Laurence Brockliss - ‘The University of Oxford and the State’
2015 – Dr Peter Frankopan - ‘The First Crusade: The Making of a Legend
2014 – Professor Hew Strachan  ‘The First World War: 100 Years On’
2013 – Professor Robert Gildea  - '1968 Then and Now’
2012 – Professor Ruth Harris  - 'The Dreyfus Affair Re-visited'
2011 – Professor Robert Evans - 'Imperial Legacy: The Austrian Lands in Modern European History'.
2010 – Professor Robert Service  - 'Making Sense and Nonsense of Communism in the Twentieth Century'.
2009 – Professor Hew Strachen – 'From Total War to War on Terror: ways of war since 1914'
2008 – Professor Niall Ferguson  - 'Expectations of World Wars: Learning from History in Financial Markets since 1914'
2006 – Professor Richard Carwardine - ‘The History Buoys: American historians and the tides of culture’
2004 - Professor Roy Foster - 'Heritage, Nationality, Popularity: the function of history at the present time'

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