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Open forum for all Oxford academics, researchers, DPhil students and research administrators with an interest in NERC, including NERC and GCRF funding opportunities.

A one-hour briefing session to find out about changes to the USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) pension scheme. The event will provide additional details around the new USS Investment Builder as well as recapping on what’s already changed.

A one-hour briefing session to find out about changes to the USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) pension scheme. The event will provide additional details around the new USS Investment Builder as well as recapping on what’s already changed.

The presentation will also be given on 30 June at 9.30am and 11.30 in the same venue, and at 4pm in the Saïd Business School. On 18 July it will be given at 10am in the new Biochemistry building, at 12.30pm in Room 4B of the George Pickering Education Centre at the JR, and at 3.30pm in room 3 of the University Offices.

In this one-hour lunchtime session, Dr Sophie Bostock will:

  • reveal the advantages that good quality sleep gives you
  • give practical tips to help you sleep better
  • explain how you could benefit from the free Sleepio programme (coming soon for all staff)

To reserve a place, email enquiries@uohs.ox.ac.uk.

A half-day event for researchers new to Oxford to find out about career and professional development opportunities, the services and support available for you throughout your time as a researcher here at Oxford, and to meet other new researchers over lunch.

The day will comprise:

A panel discussion with author, journalist and former political advisor Naomi Wolf on abortion and the pro-choice movement. Wolf’s work includes the The Beauty Myth (1991), a key text of the third wave feminist movement which the New York Times described as ‘one of the 70 most influential books of the 20th century’. She has written widely on feminist issues, including abortion, women’s sexual liberation, pornography, body image and female empowerment.

She will be joined by:

In the 56th Cherwell-Simon Lecture, Professor Lisa Randall, Frank B Baird Jr Professor of Science at Harvard University, will explore her speculative hypothesis in which the comet that may have triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs was dislodged from the Oort cloud at the edge of our solar system by a disk of dark matter.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture from 17:30.

Online registration is required for this event - admission is with registration confirmation only.

A free event for early-career researchers to established academics plus departmental administrators and other interested parties.

Representatives from the Royal Society will give a grants presentation, followed by a short case study from a current Royal Society University Research Fellow, and a general discussion including a Q&A (1.30-3pm). A short informal networking session (with tea and coffee provided) will follow, where Royal Society representatives will be available to meet potential applicants.

The presentation will cover:

Foreign direct investment from developing countries to developed countries as well as to other developing countries became noticeable in the 1970s, and the pioneering researches of Lall and Wells examined and explained it.

The Iffley Road Sports Centre is hosting a day of bone density testing on Tuesday 17 May.

The test is designed to assess whether an individual could be at risk from osteoporosis by measuring their bone density. Using a Quantative Ultrasound Scanner, the test measures the bone density in your heel - you simply put your foot in the scanner and painless ultrasound waves pass through it.

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