Oriel Talks Returns with "The Material Things..."

  • Oriel Talks: The Material Things
5 October, 2016

Oriel Talks is back for the new academic year, and the theme of the first event on 18th October will be "The Material Things...".

As a reminder, or for those who are new to the College, Oriel Talks is an initiative by the Middle Common Room (MCR) which aims to promote the research interests of members across the College. Contributions come from SCR, MCR & JCR members, and the whole College community is invited to attend. The MCR arranges three Oriel Talks per term (keep an eye on the events listing for future dates). 

The first Oriel Talks event this year, on the theme of “The Material Things…”, will take place from 5.30pm on Tuesday 18th October (2nd week) in the Harris Lecture Theatre. 

Attendees will hear three talks on the theme of "The Material Things..." which will explore the fascinating world of superconductors, ask if a text could change the weather and delve deep into the earth on the trail of ancient earthquakes!

The timetable for the evening is as follows:

5.30 pm — Welcome and Introduction
5.35 pm — Eleanor Ainscoe (MCR) — The Broken Earth: on the Trail of Ancient Earthquakes in Central Asia.
5.55 pm — Peter Gent (MCR) — Can a text change the weather?
6.15 pm — Key Note: Andrew Boothroyd (SCR) — Superconductors: Miracle materials.
7.00 pm — Close 
7.15 pm — High Table style dinner in Hall followed by 2nd Desserts in the (newly refurbished!) MCR.

How to book

You can book online via Eventbrite or by emailing the type of ticket you would like (dining or non-dining) and dietary requirements to nisha.mistry@oriel.ox.ac.uk.