‘Are we alone in the universe?’ It is the perennial question that has challenged scientists for decades and inspired a plethora of science fiction writers and filmmakers. In our latest online What Really Matters discussion we'll explore the scientific advances being made in our search to answer this question and touch on the philosophical implications of such a detection on contextualizing our place in the Cosmos.
To mark one hundred years since the University of Oxford began offering Philosophy, Politics and Economics as a degree subject, our distinguished panel will consider the evolution of the degree over the course of its history, examine how well the individual subjects sit alongside each other, and discuss how today's PPE graduates can contribute to the society of the future.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Stephan Uphoff, Hugh Price Fellow and Group Leader in Biochemistry, has been awarded a Research Prize by the Lister Institute for Preventative Medicine. Every year the Lister Institute awards a handful of high value, prestigious research prizes to early-career biomedical scientists who have demonstrated outstanding performance and potential.
Stefan Dercon, Professorial Fellow at Jesus College, has been appointed Policy Advisor to the newly created Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
A photographic portrait of Professor Patricia Clavin, taken by celebrated photographer and Jesus alumnus Ander McIntyre, has gone on display at Chatham House and forms part of McIntyre’s long-term artistic collaboration with the institute – Portraits of an establishment - to capture images of over 500 world leaders and thinkers during their visits.