Oxford Centre for Management Studies at 50

June 2015 marked 50 years of Management Studies at the University of Oxford.

In the 50 years since Management Studies was established at Oxford, it has recorded great achievements, due in no small part to Oxford’s approach, which is rooted in a desire to secure real world benefits from new thinking.

From it roots in the Oxford Centre for Management Studies and former Templeton College, Green Templeton College has played an entrepreneurial role in building Management Studies.

Green Templeton College is the University of Oxford’s pre-eminent graduate college for the subject, home to the largest number of management students and scholars, with many Fellows holding current faculty posts at Saïd Business School.

Oxford Management Studies at 50 Conference

Green Templeton College, together with colleagues from Saïd Business School, celebrated this anniversary with a one-day conference on 5 June 2015 called: Management – Where Next?

The anniversary events in 2015 looked back at the many milestones that have been passed over the years and what may happen in the next 50 years.

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Barclay Lecture 2015

The Barclay Lecture 2015 was held in the Maths Institute as a part of the conference. It was called: Management – Challenges and Responsibilities in a Changing World.

The speaker was Cardinal Vincent Nicols, the Archbishop of Westminster. The discussion panel following the lecture consisted of John Barton, Tracey Camilleri and Professor Peter Tufano, and was chaired by Green Templeton College Associate Fellow Kathryn Bishop.

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Many conference participants found photographs of their time at Oxford in the small display of images and memorabilia of the first 50 years of Management Studies at Oxford

Oxford Centre for Management Studies at 50

A member of the Management for Healthcare and Human Welfare Panel, Sue Dopson is Rhodes Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Saïd Business School, and a noted specialist on the personal and organisational dimensions of leadership and transformational change, especially in the public and healthcare sectors

Oxford Centre for Management Studies at 50

Green Templeton College student Marc Szepan, DPhil Management Studies (right), was one of two students who presented research posters during the pre-conference lunch

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Dr Uwe Kitzinger, former President of Templeton College (1980-1991), returns to Egrove Park for the celebration dinner

Oxford Centre for Management Studies at 50

Green Templeton College student Ellen Knebel, DPhil Management Studies (right), pictured in the Green Templeton Common Room discussing her research with lunch guests. Ellen was one of two students who presented research posters at the event

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Panel A: Emerging Markets – Challenges and Opportunities. Panel Chair Professor Michael Earl (left), with Cherian Thomas, Chief Executive of C&C Alpha Group, and Professor Saul Estrin, Green Templeton College Associate Fellow and Professor of Management, LSE

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Green Templeton College Associate Fellow Kathryn Bishop, Conference Chair, welcoming participants

Oxford Centre for Management Studies at 50

Cardinal Nichol delivered the Barclay Lecture 2015. He argued that questions asked by philosophers and cardinals – such as what is business for and what does a good life and society look like – are increasingly shared across managers and business schools

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Pre-dinner drinks in the Atrium at Egrove Park

Oxford Centre for Management Studies at 50: Reception at Egrove Park A reception was held before the celebration dinner at Egrove Park after the Conference.

Guests mingling at the conference