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At this meeting we will announce and celebrate the 2021 MPLS ED&I Award winners, provide an update on the divisional ED&I action plan and update on our plans and priorities for the Long Vac and into next year.

Please do join us if you are able: register for the ED&I Town Hall.

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Alan Turing at 110: current questions and issues

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 2pm to 3pm

Department of Statistics Pride Month Lecture with Professor Andrew Hodges. Marking the 110th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth, Professor Andrew Hodges will reflect on Turing’s contributions to science and history. At the Department of Statistics and online. Free, registration required.

The Michael Dillon LGBT+ Lecture: Lord Browne of Madingley

Friday, 17 June 2022, 5pm to 6.30pm

St Anne's College, the University of Oxford and GiveOut are delighted to announce that the second Michael Dillon LGBT+ Lecture will be given by Lord Browne of Madingley, the most senior British businessperson to have come out as LGBT+. This is an in person event in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre in St Anne's College. Registration is encouraged but not required for attendance.

Science on the Sofa

Tuesday, 07 June 2022, 7pm to 9pm

In person at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, and live streamed. A chance to find out all about Science Together – an exciting new programme, connecting the knowledge of Oxford’s community groups to the expertise of researchers based at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, to collaborate on responses to major issues and questions impacting the lives of local people. Learn more about the people and projects involved, join us in celebrating their achievements so far, and find out how you could get involved with Science Together in future years. Please note that advance registration is required.

Explore Science Together

Tuesday, 07 June 2022, 10am to 5pm

In person at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road. A day of free, interactive workshops, activities and demonstrations, showcasing innovative new collaborations between researchers and community groups in Oxford – from making sustainable paint with natural materials to exploring the relationship between science, technology and hip hop. Science Together is an exciting new project, connecting the knowledge of Oxford’s community groups with the expertise of researchers from Oxford University and Oxford Brookes to engage with major issues and questions impacting the lives of local people. Join the fun and discovery in a series of short, interactive drop-in sessions led by the eight collaborations involved. Everyone is welcome! No booking required, drop in anytime.

MPLS Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Monday, 09 May 2022 to Friday, 13 May 2022

A wide range of sessions for University of Oxford staff and students. The theme for the week this year is loneliness, so along with workshops, talks and training sessions discussing mental health and wellbeing strategies, we hope to facilitate opportunities for staff and students to meet colleagues, friends and peers throughout the week. We are delivering a combination of online and in-person activities.

The Nature of Light: one-day conference

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.