Meet the friendly LMH ducks who showed us around! 🦆🦆 ⬇️
The May mizzle brought out the vibrancy of the garden colours at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford this week for our lunchtime walk. ☔ 🌸
Founded in 1823, the Union has promoted freedom of speech, hosted conversations that matter, and challenged public figures for nearly 200 years.
As the Union approaches its Bicentenary in 2023, they are looking forward to welcoming alumni Life Members to a series of special commemorative events that celebrate the Union’s past and look to its future.
Stay in touch by joining their alumni mailing list:➡️ https://oxford-union.org/alumni/
The Oxford Union has hosted a vast array of speakers over the years, making it one of the most famous debating societies in the world! 🎤
🐞 Commit to organic pest control
♻️ Reuse resources
💧 Harvest water
Next Tuesday, 17 May at 2pm, Trinity College, Oxford Head Gardener Kate Burtonwood will be offering tips for how you can easily introduce sustainable practices in your garden.
Register now for this free event hosted by Oxford Climate Alumni Network: ➡️ bit.ly/OxCANGardening
📷 Tejvan Pettinger, Trinity Wildflower meadow
How many of these sustainable practices have you adopted in your garden?
This week The Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery is formally launched. The £10 million Centre will tackle the challenge of halting and reversing this loss of biodiversity.
Read more about how the centre will support cross-disciplinary research: ➡️ bit.ly/LeverhulmeNature
‘The ongoing loss and degradation of nature and its biodiversity are amongst the greatest challenges of our time.’🍃
Oxford University Museum of Natural History holds over 7 MILLION historical and modern specimens including:
🐜 FIVE million insects
🦖 Megalosaurus bucklandii - the world's first scientifically described dinosaur
🙁 Oxford Dodo - and the only surviving remains of the extinct dodo.
Find out how state-of-the-art digitisation methods are ensuring the survival of these collections for future generations, and making them available to audiences all around the world! 🌎
Read full QUAD article: ➡️ bit.ly/OxDigitisation
📷 gnomonic, Flickr
Oxford is home to some of the greatest natural science collections in the world! 🎉
Andriy Tymoshenko (Kellogg College, 2014), who works as Head of Management Consulting for KPMG and is the alumni leader of Oxford University Ukrainian Society, shares his experience of the atrocities happening in Ukraine.
Read how Andriy is helping with the evacuation of refugees: ➡️ bit.ly/OUSUkraine
QUAD: Russian invasion in Ukraine: an alumni perspective
It was a close vote this month but the summer read choice of our Book Club members is 'Gun Island' by Amitav Ghosh (St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford , 1978)
Goodreads says: 'It is the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. But it is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.'
The reading period starts on 27 May so join Book Club today ➡️ http://bit.ly/OxBookClub
📚Book of the week📚
Following a spectacular win at this year's The Boat Race, Oxford Blue Boat champion and Olympian Angus Groom (St Catherine's College, Oxford, 2021) shares his journey from international athlete to blending academia with rowing. 🚣♂️
Which does Angus think is harder, training with Oxford University Boat Club or Team GB?
Read full interview to find out! bit.ly/QUADAngusGroom
📷 Row360 Benedict Tufnell
Alumni stories: 'I created a resilience to bounce back when things didn't go according to plan.'
Currently Warden of Merton College, Oxford, Professor Tracey is a renowned neuroscientist whose research on the neuroscience of pain has contributed to a better understanding of pain perception and the representation of pain in the brain.
She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Medical Research by Her Majesty The Queen in 2022.
Professor Tracey said of her nomination:
'I am delighted that from next year, having already been an academic leader and college head at Oxford, I will have the chance to further give back to a university that I ardently believe in, and to my home city that I dearly love'
Read more ➡️https://bit.ly/IreneTraceyVC
We are delighted that alumna Professor Irene Tracey (Merton, 1985) has been nominated as Oxford's next Vice-Chancellor.🎉
The Graduate Scholarship Scheme for Ukraine Refugees has been set up with the aim of providing further academic training for well-qualified graduates from Ukraine whose lives have been badly impacted by war and enable these refugee scholars to better contribute to the reconstruction of their country.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3P7het5
The University of Oxford has launched a graduate scholarship scheme offering targeted support to refugees from Ukraine.
⭐Stars in the Milky Way galaxy, or
🌳Trees on Earth?
Today is and for fun you can find the answer over on our Instagram Stories.
To hear the latest space news from guests including John Zarnecki, Professor of Space Science who has taken part in high-profile space probe missions, register for the University of Oxford Astronomy For All Lecture 2022 series beginning on Thursday 12 May.
Register now for free: ➡️ bit.ly/AstronomyForAll22
Which do you think there are more of?
Find out on Tuesday 24 May when Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, explains why the Bodleian Libraries are more important than ever! 📖
Richard is in charge of Bodleian Libraries 13 MILLION volumes and is dedicated to making web archives more accessible for the public and researchers.
Book now for free to hear Richard's online talk 'Saving knowledge from the deluge: creating a digital ark'.
📷 John Cairns
How can a 400-year-old library help preserve the future of online information?💻