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Curiosity Carnival – a city-wide programme of activities across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods
Curiosity Carnival – a city-wide programme of activities across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods

Other events

The University Events Office deliver other annual and ad hoc events, many of which are on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.

Annual events include:

  • Question Time series - a series of regular Q&A sessions open to all members of staff. Here, staff can join senior officers to hear about some of the major issues facing the University and higher education.
  • Events hosted by the Vice-Chancellor: a dinner to welcome new professors to Oxford, a reception to celebrate the recent honouring of University academics by Her Majesty The Queen and to congratulate those honoured by learned societies, and a Christmas reception for invited members of the Oxford community.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards – a biennial event to recognise and celebrate efforts made to promote equality and diversity within the University.

Other ad-hoc previous events have included:

  • Curiosity Carnival – part of European Researchers’ Night, Curiosity Carnival was a large-scale University wide event that gave the public a chance to find out what research at Oxford is really all about, meet researchers, ask questions and discover how research affects and changes all our lives.
  • Opening of the exhibition: The Full Picture: Oxford in Portraits. An exhibition of newly commissioned portraits, celebrating the diversity of living Oxonians.
  • Abel Prize celebratory reception - Sir Andrew J. Wiles was awarded the Norwegian prize in 2016. The Abel Prize recognizes contributions of extraordinary depth and influence to the mathematical sciences and has been awarded annually since 2003. The drinks reception was organised at very short notice and under a strict embargo. 

How we can help

If you are organising your own event and would like advice or for the Events Office to plan and manage the event for you, please see our Event Management Service page for further information.

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