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Making the Magic Happen with research data, software & infrastructure (online)

Career development

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10am to 3.30pm

Careers event for data engineers, data analysts, archivists, statisticians, research software engineers, software developers and more. Modern academic research across almost all domains now relies heavily on data, software, and computation. This often means that research projects need technical specialists with expertise in data, software, and computing facilities to deliver, support and accelerate quality research. These specialists are known as Research Technology Professionals (RTPs) and they help to make the magic happen in research. This event will enable you to explore the opportunities and career pathways for RTPs, which focus on supporting research data, research software, and research computing facilities. Organised by Science and Engineering South.

British Council GREAT lecture: Local Knowledge, Global Networks - Digital Futures for Higher Education

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10am to 11am

Online; time shown is BST (= 17:00-18:00 SGT). With Prof Howard Hotson, Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History, University of Oxford. Exiting the global pandemic, modern information technology is set to transform university teaching at a radically accelerated pace. In this lecture, Prof Hotson will provide a vivid glimpse of these dazzling new knowledge experiences as embedded in Future Cities, Smart Nations, and sustainable solutions for society globally.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Information Day

Career development Funding

Wednesday, 08 June 2022 to Thursday, 09 June 2022

In person event, Earth Sciences seminar rooms. Organised by postdocs in the Earth Sciences department. In this two-day event we will discuss fellowships and faculty positions with an exciting range of speakers who have both received these and members who sit on the panels of these opportunities. Firstly, the department's research facilitator Gavin Bird will give an overview of different grants that are available, and our first set of speakers will then review their successful applications, giving some tips and providing some insights into how they navigated the grant process. On day two, we will hear from the perspective of reviewers. Department members who sit the panel of different grants and faculty positions will give some insights into the review process and the criteria different schemes use to define a successful application.

The Nature of Light: one-day conference

Conference General public MPLS Physics

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 10.30am to 5pm

In person free event at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and online. Visible light is the most pervasive feature of the observable Universe to humans, so its explanation has assumed a pre-eminent role in our attempts to understand the physical world around us. This conference will start with an examination of light and its properties with the formulation of the classical theory of optics by Newton, Huygens and others, and then move on to the theory of colours which involved not only natural philosophers, but artists and writers. St Cross College HAPP event.

University Induction for Professional Services Staff


Monday, 13 June 2022, 9am to 12.45pm

In person at the Pavilion at St Hilda’s College. Held once a term, the event provides anyone new to a professional and administrative role, across the collegiate University, a broad introduction to both the history and workings of the organisation as well as an opportunity to find out about the work and activities of UAS sections. Please register by 12pm on Wednesday 8 June, in order to receive joining instructions before the event.

Innovation Festival at Begbroke Science Park

Innovation and Enterprise

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 to Thursday, 16 June 2022

Begbroke Science Park, launchpad for some of Oxford’s best known research spinouts and home to several cutting-edge MPLS department labs, is hosting an Innovation Festival to celebrate its achievements to date and showcase environmental sustainability and innovation across the OxCam ARC region. Discover some of the transformative science and innovation happening right now, across Oxfordshire and the University, and learn about the radical new plans for the Park’s future development as an Innovation District, where more world-class research ideas will find a home.

47th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture: The Future of Transportation with Dr Anita Sengupta

Conference Engineering

Friday, 24 June 2022, 5pm to 6pm

Dr. Sengupta will review the evolutionary path to a sustainable future of transportation - starting on land, transitioning to the air and beyond into interplanetary space. By introducing game-changing technologies we can increase capacity, enhance energy efficiency, and shrink our carbon footprint. In-person event at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.