Other events, including those on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor

Annual events include:


  • Open Forum - 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 Festive reception for invited members of the Oxford community

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
  • Public Engagement with Research Conference – a biennial conference with a programme of plenary sessions, workshops, debates and best practice show cases with up to 150 attendees 
  • A celebration of the humanities – a dinner to celebrate a £150 million foundational gift to create the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities
  • Communications Community Conference – a half-day interactive event enabling the University communications network to engage with one another

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.