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Oxford in Westminster
Image: The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, welcomes the Prime Minister to the opening of the Li Ka Shing Centre, May 2013. Photo: David Fisher
Oxford University has conversations with national government and politicians on an extensive array of issues. From funding for research to advice on exam reform, student funding and regional economic development. In addition, barely a week passes without an Oxford academic giving expert evidence to select committees in the Lords and the Commons on one of the many issues which are covered by Oxford research.
The Head of Government and Community Relations at Oxford University, Margaret Ounsley:
- provides briefing for MPs and Peers on issues of interest to Oxford University
- co-ordinates input to government consultations and policy formation
- co-ordinates visits to Oxford of government ministers, parliamentarians and other VIPs
- co-ordinates events in Westminster to raise awareness of the work done by the University
- provides advice planning and activity on government and parliamentary related matters
Oxford makes its case
Oct 8, 2013: The Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, uses his oration on the 8th October to argue that, in the long run, governments will have to consider the need for a system of tuition charges that is more closely related to the true cost of the education provided by institutions.
Read the full text of the oration here and news release here.
Past events - view all here
- Oct 3, 2013: David Willetts in Oxford to launch major new report
- May 3, 2013: PM opens the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information Discovery
- Mar 12, 2013: Oxford London Lecture; Church House, Westminster
- Feb 13, 2013: University of Oxford; Secretary of State, Vince Cable visits
- Feb 4, 2013: Jubliee Room, Palace of Westminster; “A Strong Economy; A Good Society”