Oriel Talks

  • Photo of staircase in Oriel's Island Site by graduate student Alejandro Salgado Montejo
19 January, 2016

The MCR are pleased to officially announce the launch of Oriel Talks, which kick off this Hilary Term!

Oriel Talks is an initiative by the Middle Common Room to promote the research interests of members across the College. With contributions from SCR, MCR & JCR members, and the whole College invited, the aim is to prompt wider academic debate amongst members. 

Each evening event will consist of 2 short talks, given by members of the MCR with a keynote talk given by a member of the SCR. The talks are designed to be short, interesting and providing a snapshot of different academic areas studied at Oriel. 

The Oriel Talks page on the MCR website has all the details for the first event on Thursday 28th January, and will have information on all future events: http://www.orielmcr.org/?page_id=1325

The event will be open to members of all common rooms and staff. Each talk will be given by members of different disciplines, with the aim that they will be accessible to a wide audience and each evening will have an overall theme. This will be followed by a cross common room dinner for those who attended the talks, along with Second Desserts hosted by the MCR. 

The first session will be held in the Harris Lecture Theatre and is on the theme of “Time”. The schedule for the evening is as follows: 

5.30 pm — Welcome

5.35 pm — Max Lau (MCR) — Tomb Raiding Today

5.55 pm — Filipa Landeiro (MCR) — Delayed Hospital Discharges

6.15 pm — Key Note: Aarti Jagannath (SCR) — How the Body Clock is Set to Time

7.00 pm — Close 

7.15 pm — Dinner in Hall followed by 2nd desserts hosted by the MCR

The dinner will be charged at the normal rate for SCR members. JCR and MCR members will pay the normal formal hall price for their high table dinner.

Places are limited and will be given on a first come - first served basis. Booking for the first event will open at Midday on Thursday 21st January 2016 (via the MCR website).