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Good COP, Bad COP: Can we solve climate change?

Thursday 1st February 2024. 17.30 - 19.00


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Join us for an interactive Digital hub workshop to test your ideas on climate change, investigate solutions, have fun and eat pizza!

We will be using En-ROADS, a global climate simulator that enables users to explore the impact that dozens of policies – such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon and improving agricultural practices – have on factors like temperature, air quality and seal level rise. As we’ve seen in COP28, there are numerous areas where action can lead to impact. We’ll use the En-ROADS simulator to help people make connections between the possibilities available to help ensure a resilient future, and give you an insight in to how international negotiations work.

Ethics in the Metaverse through the eyes of Jamaican youth

Tuesday 13th February, 14.00 - 16.30


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One of the exciting developments in virtual reality is the Metaverse – a shared, immersive, and interactive virtual environment that allows for a digital representation of the user. Project Amplify, a collaboration between Youth Can Do I.T. (YCDI) in Kingston, Jamaica and Jesus College at Oxford University, explores the ethical design and use of such emerging digital environments, through the eyes and experiences of Jamaican youth.

Join us as we hear from the project team and youth participants about their learnings/findings from the project; come and explore how ethical concepts influenced the design of the youth’s own metaverse spaces, and finally, grab a headset and immerse yourself in the virtual reality (VR) worlds created by the participants!

 

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age: X Hult Prize Startup Competition

20th February 2024, 17.00 - 19.30


An evening of exciting pitches and inspirational talks by successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Includes this year’s Oxford Hult Prize competition. The Hult Prize competition challenges student entrepreneurs to pitch ideas on improving global sustainability through innovation. The winning team from Oxford will travel to one of 10 cities around the world to pitch for $1M in funding to transform their vision into reality.

The evening will culminate in talks by a selection of keynote speakers followed by a networking reception with refreshments provided. Tickets are free.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

X (Twitter) meets Wales

Friday 1st March. 15:00 - 16:30


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To celebrate the bond between Wales and Jesus College, the Digital Hub invites you for a talk by Professor David Willis during which we will explore the spread and evolution of Welsh language on social media. This will be followed by a tea and cake reception during which you can try your hand at our English language quiz and let the computer guess where you are from based on how you speak.

ESI Next Gen 2024

6-7 March 2024


In partnership with Esports Insider (ESI), we’re delighted to be hosting ESI Next Gen 24 in Oxford. Next Gen is for those working in, studying or simply interested in, the integration of video games and esports in education, both curricular and extra-curricular. The event will take place across two days, including a full conference day on Thursday 7th March, with a main stage track of sessions, alongside breakout sessions and workshops, a student tournament showcase, and networking and socials throughout.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the ESI website here.