Past alumni events

On this page you will find information about past alumni events at Green Templeton College. We host a wide range of events throughout the year and all alumni, friends and supporters are warmly invited to join us.

For more information about any event, please contact alumni@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

Visit our Alumni Lecture Series page for further information about this series of talks, organised by the Development and Alumni Relations Team for the college community and beyond.

Trinity Term 2021

Changing perceptions of pharma research

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 4 May 2021. Zoom.

A discussion of how medical communications are helping to rebuild trust in the pharma industry with Chris Winchester, Associate Fellow and member of the Principal’s Circle at Green Templeton College, and CEO of Oxford PharmaGenesis, and Dr Paul Farrow, alumnus of Green Templeton College and Group Communications Director at Oxford PharmaGenesis.

Meeting Minds Global 2021

Monday 12 April to Saturday 17 April 2021. Zoom.

Meeting Minds, the University’s week-long event series for Oxford alumni, took place virtually this year. There was a great programme of events lined up across a wide range of disciplines. Further information.

Hilary Term 2021

Press freedom in a pandemic

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 2 March 2021. Zoom.

Meera Selva, Deputy Director and Director of Fellowship Programmes at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, spoke about the role of the media during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding inflammation in joint disease: from horses to humans

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 16 February 2021. Zoom.

Research Fellow Professor Stephanie Dakin discussed her research. Stephanie is Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences and a veterinary surgeon. She spent her early career as an equine vet with a particular interest in musculoskeletal injuries in horses.

The media matrix

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 2 February 2021. Zoom

Alumnus and Sky News co-founder John O’Loan (MSc Consulting and Coaching for Change, 2003) spoke on the evolution of power in the media as a function of technology, invention and regulation. 

Integrating diversity and inclusion into corporate strategies: a case study of MGM Resorts International

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 19 January 2021. Zoom.

Alumna Jyoti Chopra (EMBA, 2015) spoke on understanding the latest trends around human capital, diversity, equity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She delivered an overview through the case of MGM Resorts International.

Michaelmas Term 2020

Politics, post-truth science and COVID-19

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 1 December 2020. Zoom.

Senior Research Fellow Professor Trish Greenhalgh is Professor (Clinical) of Primary Care Health Sciences at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

What is happening to our news?

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 17 November 2020. Zoom.

Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford. His talk looked at how the way we receive and share news is changing, and what future changes may lie ahead.

How to pivot out of crisis mode

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 3 November 2020. Zoom.

Governing Body Fellow Professor Michael Smets is Professor of Management at Saïd Business School. He studies the complexities of organisations facing conflicting institutional pressures. His work has featured, among other places, in the Harvard Business Review, the Economist and Forbes.

School exclusion risks after COVID-19

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 27 October 2020. Zoom.

Governing Body Fellow Professor Harry Daniels, Professor of Education at the University of Oxford, is currently undertaking funded research on a variety of topics including exclusion from school and young people’s feelings of safety, belonging and respect in schools.

Diversity and inclusivity: why does your business success depend on it?

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 20 October 2020. Zoom.

Henrietta Jowitt, Deputy Director-General of the UK’s influential business organisation the CBI, joined Green Templeton Vice-Principal Dr Rebecca Surender in conversation to discuss diversity and inclusivity in business.

From the Natural History Museum to Green Templeton College

Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday 13 October 2020. Zoom.

Principal Sir Michael Dixon gave the inaugural Alumni Lecture, which explored his past role running a world-class visitor attraction and his plans for the college.

Michaelmas Term 2019

Alumni event at The Royal Society, London

13 November 2019

To mark the launch of the London Alumni Chapter, Green Templeton Fellow Professor Charles Foster gave a talk on his acclaimed book ‘Being a Beast’; a New York Times bestseller and IgNobel Prize winner, at The Royal Society, London. More information.

Alumni reception in Cape Town

24 September 2019

Green Templeton Vice-Principal Dr Rebecca Surender hosted an informal drinks reception at The Protea Hotel in Cape Town.

Meeting Minds in Oxford

20 to 22 September 2019

The University of Oxford’s Meeting Minds in Oxford was held from 20 to 22 September 2019. As part of the alumni weekend, on Saturday 21 September, Green Templeton hosted a garden and history tour led by Head Gardener Michael Pirie, with talks on the legacy of Sir William Osler. More information.

The history and evolution of Green College and Green Templeton College

Part of Meeting Minds in Oxford
22 September 2019

Hosted by Emeritus Fellow Professor John Sear, speakers  included Principal Denise Lievesley and Governing Body Fellows Professor Peter Friend and Professor Sir Richard Peto. More information.

40th celebration of the founding of Green College

Part of Meeting Minds in Oxford
20 September 2019

Green Templeton was established in its current form in October 2008 through the merger of Green College and Templeton College.  Guest speakers include Green Templeton Emeritus Fellow Sir Muir Gray. More information.

Trinity Term 2019

San Francisco alumni reception and talk

22 August 2019

Green Templeton Research Fellow Dr Benjamin Chrisinger hosted an evening reception at the Golden Gate Tap Room. Dr Chrisinger also gave a talk based on his research, entitled Place Matters: Linking Evidence to the Practice of Building Healthy Communities.

Kuala Lumpur alumni reception 

22 August 2019

Green Templeton Principal Professor Denise Lievesley hosted a reception at The Gobo Upstairs Lounge at Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on 22 August from 18:30 to 20:30.

Singapore alumni reception

14 August 2019

Green Templeton Principal Professor Denise Lievesley hosted a reception at The Tanglin Club in Singapore on 14 August from 18:30 to 20:30.

Copenhagen alumni reception

9 July 2019

Dr Marc Thompson, Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton and Senior Fellow in Strategy and Organisation at Saïd Business School, hosted a drinks reception at Hotel SP34.

Johannesburg alumni reception

28 May 2019

Dr Rebecca Surender, Vice Principal of Green Templeton, hosted an informal reception in Johannesburg for alumni to meet up and hear about college news and forthcoming events.

Hilary Term 2019

What’s happening to our news? (Japan Alumni Chapter)

17 April 2019

An event hosted by Green Templeton Alumni in Japan. Senior Research Fellow Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, joined the Japan Alumni Chapter to give a talk in Tokyo about the future of journalism.

New York City alumni reception with Principal Denise Lievesley 

Part of Oxford in North America.
16 April 2019

Green Templeton Principal Professor Denise Lievesley hosted a reception at The Yale Club in New York City for alumni, friends and supporters of the college.

Washington D.C. alumni reception with Principal Denise Lievesley

Part of Oxford in North America.
11 April 2019

Green Templeton Principal Professor Denise Lievesley hosted an evening reception at The Officina, in SW Washington, D.C. with drinks, canapés and an opportunity to meet and mingle for fellow alumni, friends and supporters of the college.

Tokyo alumni reception with Principal Denise Lievesley

Part of the University’s Meeting Minds in Asia.
22 March 2019

Part of the University’s Meeting Minds in Asia. Green Templeton Principal Professor Denise Lievesley hosted an evening reception for college alumni, friends and supporters at the spectacular Happo-en, offering drinks, canapés and the opportunity to mingle and network with fellow alumni, friends and supporters of Green Templeton.

Meeting Minds in Asia: Tokyo Alumni Weekend

22 to 24 March 2019

The Meeting Minds in Asia Weekend, taking place in Tokyo, included presentations of the latest Oxford research across many disciplines, talks from prominent local figures, and socialising and networking opportunities. There were specially-organised tours and events including a Celebration Dinner at the Edo Period Happo-en gardens and a brunch-time cruise. The last Meeting Minds weekend was held in Oxford in September 2018 and drew more than 100 speakers and 1,400 guests. Find out more about Meeting Minds in Tokyo here.


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