The annual OxTALENT Awards Ceremony takes place at 5.15 tomorrow (Tuesday 14th) at the Oxford Martin School, and we are delighted to announce our guest speakers.
Professor Louise Richardson FRSE was installed as the University’s 272nd Vice-Chancellor in January 2016. In her admission speech Professor Richardson singled out advances in technology as one of the three principal challenges facing the University from the outside, commenting that ‘technology will transform how we operate … We must always remain open to the potential of new technologies and have the agility to exploit the opportunities they present us.’
Professor Anne Trefethen is the University’s Chief Information Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Services and University Collections. She will award the prizes to this year’s winners and runners-up.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies, a historian, political writer, and commentator for The Guardian. In 2014 he was the recipient of the OxTALENT Award for Open Practices for his thirteen-language global online project, freespeechdebate.com. His recent publication Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World draws further on this work. He will reflect on the ways in which technology can foster more and better freedom of expression.
The event will be hosted by Kate Lindsay, Director of the OxTALENT Awards, Academic IT Services.
Once again, the awards ceremony will showcase our winners’ creative use of technology for teaching, learning, outreach and public engagement, celebrating the impact of their work and the inspiration it has provided to others. The temporary move to a larger venue while our IT Training Centre is undergoing refurbishment means that we are able to extend our invitation to colleagues at large. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, there’s still time to let us know. Please email email@example.com to express your interest.