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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.

An afternoon of discussion and networking with university leaders and alumni from IARU (International Alliance of Research Universities) partner institutions around the world.

Professor Louise Richardson will open proceedings and Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, will moderate the panel discussion.

A drinks reception will be held in the Divinity School after the event, to which everyone is invited.

A lunchtime seminar for academics and researchers at all career levels, as well as professional services staff.

Hear directly from the funders (Research Councils UK, The Wellcome Trust and Research Councils) on their expectations with regard to Public Engagement with Research, why Public Engagement with Research is valued, and ways to access funds for public engagement as part of research grants.

The session will be chaired by Professor Sarah Whatmore, the University’s Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research. 

Lunch will be provided.

A panel discussion to promote the aspirations of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff at the University of Oxford.

A session, opened by Professor Sally Mapstone, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), which will bring together local expertise to explore how we can support students who have experienced sexual violence:

▪ Thames Valley Police’s Specially Trained Officers

▪ Independent Sexual Violence Advocate Service (Refuge)

▪ Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre

▪ The Sexual Assault Referral Centre

▪ Oxford University Counselling Service

A training and information day for University and College staff involved or interested in administrative activities.

Choose from over 60 workshops and presentations, whether you’re interested in understanding Generation Z students or learning what Brexit may mean for Oxford research. You can also take tours of nearby colleges and collections, including The Queen's College and Christ Church Picture Gallery, as well as browse a range of information stands.

The third annual Merton Equality Conversation will be given by Peter Tatchell, an Australian-born British human rights campaigner, best known for his work with LGBT social movements. Tatchell was selected as Labour Party Parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey in 1981.

The talk will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session.

The meeting will feature a hands-on activity building and sharing student pages in the Lessons tool, as well as information about planned WebLearn upgrades.


This lecture is part of St Hilda's Gender Equality Festival. Now in its seventh year, the festival features speakers, workshops, debates, film screenings and a comedy night during the week of 22 February.