University events taking place this January and February

Dr Gordon Sanghera, CEO, Oxford Nanopore Technologies will be presenting as part of the Science & Society Lecture Series 2017.

A host of events across the University are taking place across January and February. Below are some of the highlights for the start of 2017:

Science & Society Lecture Series 2017 – Entering the DNA information age

Tuesday 24 January, 5.30-7pm. Free.
Victoria Gallery & Museum

Dr Gordon Sanghera, CEO, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, will discuss the impact on society of DNA analysis becoming cheaper and ever more accessible to the public, scientists or industries.

Taxation and other economic incentives as health: Promoting tools
A focus on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy diets

Tuesday 17 January, 8.45am-5pm. Free. London Campus

18 speakers from 13 organisations will look at the role that tax measures can play in lowering the consumption of tobacco or alcohol, such as: How should such measures be designed? Are they effective? How much does price influence consumer choice?


Hillsborough: Resisting injustice, recovering the truth

Wednesday 15 February, 5-7pm. Free.
Eleanor Rathbone Building

Professor Phil Scraton (BA Hons 1972, Hon LLD, 2016), Professor of Criminology at Queen’s University Belfast and member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, will discuss the campaign for truth recovery, spanning two decades following the disaster of 15 April 1989.



Edgar Allison Peers symposium with Luis Garcia Montero

Friday 17 February, 10am-4.30pm. Free.
Victoria Gallery & Museum

Award-winning Spanish poet Luis Garcia Montero will join documentary director Charlie Arnaiz for this symposium dedicated to contemporary Spanish poetry and cultural production.


Victoria Gallery & Museum

Wednesday 11 January, 2-4pm.
Join artist Carol Ramsay to create beautiful brooches using vintage maps.

Family Saturday
Saturday 28 January, 10.30am-4pm.
Family screening of Chicken Run. Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Confucius Institute and create a dragon puppet and calligraphy scroll.

Calligraphy workshop
Tuesday 31 January, 11am-12.30pm.
Learn how to use brushes, ink and rice paper to create your own Chinese New Year greeting.


Ness Gardens

Growing to eat
Sunday, 22 January, 2.30-4pm.
Horticultural lecturer Susan Nicholas will show how we can all grow fruits and vegetables to put on our plates.

Beginners’ woodcarving
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January, 10am-4pm.
Learn basic wood carving methods with renowned wood carver John White.

Writing at Ness
From Tuesday, 31 January, 2-4pm.
Unleash your creative side and learn how to write in a variety of genres: poetry, fiction, memoir and journal writing.


For full event listings throughout 2017 please visit:

Leave a comment