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The Romanes Lecture is the annual public lecture of the University. A renowned public figure from the arts, science or literature is invited by special invitation of the Vice-Chancellor. The lecture was created in 1891, following an offer by John Romanes of Christ Church to fund an annual lecture, and the first lecture was given in 1892 by William Gladstone.

The Women of Achievement lecture series aimed to raise the profile of women of high achievement and increase the range of role models accessible to women at Oxford. The lecture series challenged and inspired the entire Oxford community. 

The Race and the Curriculum lecture series highlighted a current project within the University to diversify the curriculum across the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Across the three lectures, the speakers brought expertise of alternative perspectives of curriculum, and of leading cultural change within global higher education institutions.

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If you are organising your own lecture and would like advice or for the Events Office to plan and manage the event for you, please see our event management service page for further information.



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