Our Europeana’s family history roadshows continue. So far, more than 90,000 contributions are accessible online. The roadshows were developed in partnership with Academic IT and have been held in 12 countries so far, attended by thousands of ordinary people who want to have memorabilia digitised and to tell the stories of their family at war. In 2014, roadshows will be held in five more countries. We have also successfully secured funding and support for events at Oxford.
Competition categories for this year’s OxTALENT awards are now open. Tell us about the amazing work you have been doing in supporting teaching and learning.
The DigitalHumanities at Oxford Summer School 2014 is now open for booking! Watch last year’s sessions, 20 recordings from the Cultural Connections theme are avilable to listen/watch again.
We will be working with Age Exchange’s Children of the Great War project to record your stories from Women of the Great War and photographing the memorabilia, letters, photographs or other artefacts which survive from their time in service. As millions of people around the world come together celebrating the achievements of women and their roles in fighting for justice, we are collecting the legacies of our predecessors as we contemplate the achievements of ordinary women, coinciding with the 100th year since the outbreak of War.
Stephen Fry, the 23rd holder of the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship in Contemporary Theatre gave his first lecture at the University and we were there to capture it.
e-Publication and multi-touch book creation using InDesign – one day workshop To tie in with World Book day we are offering a special workshop about ebooks. This workshop will introduce you to the concepts involved in the design and creation of eBooks. Add value to text by making use of interactive content. The session will be delivered using Adobe InDesign as the main tool. Some basic knowledge of InDesign or a similar desk top publishing tool will be assumed. The course will run using Macs, but Windows users of InDesign will find the interface familiar.
For Safer Internet Day 2014 a panel of experts will join together to discuss this year’s theme – “Let’s create a better Internet together”. The event is being organised by the University’s Information Security team and Academic IT Services. Discussion will focus on what responsibilities the University, its staff and students have in helping to create a better Internet, including:
- Online presence
- Social Media
- Creating, disseminating or accessing inappropriate content online
- Content filtering by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Avoiding harassment and abuse online
Our programmme of courses is open for booking now.
If you wish to book a course add it to your flower basket. If the course is full, you can still add yourself to the waiting list. You will be notified by email if a place becomes available.
Every year we survey Freshers as they arrive at the University. This year 12% admitted they had no virus protection on their computers. Luckily we provide Sophos to all members for free.
On Wednesday 4th December from 6:30pm til 8:30 pm, we will be streaming the exciting “Flash Talk Physics” event live. The event showcases cutting-edge physics research in a series of bite-size 10 minute talks. Join in using the hashtag #flashtalkphysics. The event will be streamed live onto the website of the Times Education Supplement ( the go-to reseource for teachers) and our live, free, broadcast website.