Virtual Events Programme

We have a brilliant lineup of events across Giving Day, which takes place from 09:00 on Tuesday 1 June until 21:00 on Wednesday 2 June 2021.

These events are open to everyone and you’ll find details on this page of how to access each event, so please do join us!

See you there!

Sir Michael DixonTuesday 1 June

09:00 And we’re off!

Principal Sir Michael Dixon launches Giving Day 2021 and marks the start of our 36-hour rowing challenge.
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Andrew Lo and Stuart Gietel-Basten

12:00 – 13:00 Secondary schools, social security and sex toys: what the Census reveals about China’s population challenges

Alumnus Andrew Lo in conversation with Professor Stuart Gietel-Basten, Director, Center for Ageing Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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Michael Pirie and Professor Marella de Bruijn15:00 – 15:30 Over the garden wall

Head Gardener Michael Pirie talks to Garden Fellow, Professor Marella de Bruijn about the gardens of Green Templeton College, their history, design and planting.
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Anne-Marie Rafferty18:00 – 19:30 Nerds and Nightingales: The future of nursing

Alumna Dame Anne Marie Rafferty is Professor of Nursing Policy, and former Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London.  She was elected President of the Royal College of Nursing from 2019-21.
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Paul Brankin23:00 – 00:00 Book at bedtime

Honorary Fellow Dr Paul Brankin is joined by four members of the college Book Club as they read excerpts from their favourite books. Join here to watch.
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Wednesday 2 June

Charles Barclay and Rebecca Surender03:00 – 04:00 The ‘computer’ who unlocked the Universe: celebrating pivotal women in astronomy

Vice Principal Dr Rebecca Surender will introduce this year’s Astronomy For All Lecture, delivered by Associate Fellow Charles Barclay.
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06:00 – 07:00 Oxford Lieder Festival

Songs of the Stars: Lotte Betts-Dean and Sean Shibe. Recorded in the Radcliffe Observatory in October 2020 as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival.
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Meera Selva, Jakub, Krupa, Zoe Ramushu09:00 – 10:00 What the papers say

Meera Selva, Deputy Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, will discuss the news of the day with Reuters Fellows and journalists Jakub Krupa and Zoe Ramushu.
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12:00 Green Templeton College Photography Competition – results announcement

Join Principal, Sir Michael Dixon as talks about judging this year’s competition and announces the winners of the 2021 Photography Competition.
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15:00 – 16:00 Origami for wellbeing

Hosted by Dr Lizzie Burns, a passionate advocate of the mental health benefits of the practice of Origami. She is a science-based artist, creative specialist and a visiting academic at the University of Oxford. Please note, this session was originally broadcast during the University’s Meeting Minds in April.
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Roger Harrabin18:00 – 19:00 A conversation with Roger Harrabin

BBC Energy and Environment Analyst, Associate Fellow and award-winning journalist Roger Harrabin, discusses the highlights of his career and the major events he has covered alongside the rise of environmentalism with Principal Sir Michael Dixon.
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20:55 – 21:00 Countdown to close!

Join us for the final few minutes of Giving Day, the end of the row-a-thon and find out how much has been raised.
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If you’d like to make a gift, you can donate to Green Templeton’s Giving Day here.

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