Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

The Faculty of History is running a number of events throughout 2018.

Availability, costings and details can be found below. If you have any further questions, please contact the History Faculty at 

Friday 23 February - The Ford Lectures, Drinks Reception

The Reformation of the Generations: Age, Ancestry, and Memory in England c. 1500-1700

The Faculty of History invites you to attend the Ford Lectures in British History, which will be taking place throughout January and February in 2018.

A special reception for our alumni community will be taking place on Friday 23 February 2018 following the lecture at 18:00pm. If you are interested in attending this reception please book your place here.


More details about the lectures...

Saturday 12 May - Annual Alumni Lecture and Dinner

Oriel College - 17:00 - 22:30

Save the Date! The 2018 Alumni Lecture and Dinner will be taking place at Oriel College, on Saturday 12 May.

Global War and Disease: The Making of Modern Bodies

Dr Erica Charters 

Until the early twentieth century, disease always killed and incapacitated far more soldiers and sailors than did combat. ​Overseas colonial warfare further challenged European forces to adapt to new environments, both physically and culturally.  This talk examines how foreign disease environments shaped European warfare and European identity, including scientific concepts of race, during a crucial period of Western empire building.  It provides a history of disease in imperial war to reflect on notions of progress, both in medicine and in warfare. 

Tickets £65, with a limited number also available at the reduced price of £45 for alumni who matriculated in 2000 or later.

Booking will open on Monday 19 March 2018

Email to register your interest and reserve a place.


The Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, and the Oxford Centre for Global History are pleased to announce:


Professor Sir Paul Nurse, FRS, FREng

Friday 2 March 2018, 5pm (followed by drinks)

Examination Schools


Science has brought about revolutionary changes in our understanding of ourselves and the natural world, which have acted as major drivers of our culture and civilisation. This scientific knowledge has in turn brought about revolutions in the ways that we live and in the technologies that support society. A case can be made that science is the most revolutionary activity of humankind.

This lecture celebrates the launch of Oxford's Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, a new research centre at the University of Oxford that builds on the broad chronological and geographical expertise of historians of science, medicine, and technology at the university's various museums, colleges, and faculties.  Co-hosted by Oxford's Centre for Global History, the lecture will probe how knowledge and technologies have transcended and transformed national boundaries.

Professor Sir Paul Nurse is Director and Chief Executive of the Francis Crick Institute; Director of Research at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and then Director General of the ICRF; Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK; President of Rockefeller University in New York City; and Member of the Council for Science and Technology advising the Prime Minister since 2000.  He has previously been President of the Royal Society; in 2001 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

All welcome and entry is free. Please register your interest in attending by emailing .


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