News & Events
We were delighted to learn that Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, has been recognized by HM The Queen in her Birthday Honours today. Dame Louise, as she has now become, has been a much-appreciated longstanding supporter of SFOU and she will be greatly missed when she steps back from her position at the end of the year.
We will be visiting some of the dozens of events the city will be hosting, while talking about what SFOU has in store for the coming year. Our evening begins at 5pm at Bellevue tram stop. We will then proceed to Galeria Kogan Amaro (GKA) to see an exhibit by Brazilian artist Mundano.
Young SFOU has a distinct focus on more recent graduates, but all members are welcome and encouraged to attend our events.
Feel free to contact Elias Cristante at +41 787257819 or Maria Mavridoglou at +41 79 172 44 17.
DATE: THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2022
PLACE: VILLARS PALACE HOTEL, SWITZERLAND
Join your fellow alumni for two lectures focusing on accelerating the transition to a net zero economy, followed by a drinks reception on the Villars Palace Hotel terrace overlooking stunning mountain views.
The reunion will take place as part of the inaugural Villars Symposium, from the Villars Institute, which was established in 2022 as a non-profit foundation to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy and to restore the health of the planet for all its inhabitants. Find out more about the wider symposium here.
TICKETS: £30 PER PERSON, NON-ALUMNI GUESTS WELCOME
- Time TBC: A review of the key climate change takeaways from World Economic Forum
- 4.45-5.45pm: Climate change panel with Oxford’s Smith School
- 6-7.30pm: Drinks reception and canapés
Full details of the speakers and lecture topics will follow soon.
The Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten of Barnes, who chaired the Nominating Committee, said: ‘Irene Tracey was born in Oxford and educated at a local comprehensive and Oxford University, for which she has now been proposed as the next Vice-Chancellor. It is an extraordinary story of personal achievement, social mobility and academic excellence. I doubt whether anyone knows more about the University and all its aspects than today’s Warden of Merton. She also, as an internationally recognised scientist, has considerable experience at home and abroad. I am sure she will build successfully on the outstanding achievements of Louise Richardson and lead Oxford in coping with the big challenges which lie ahead.’
Read the full article here.
SFOU congratulates Professor Dame Sarah Springman on her appointment as St Hilda’s new Principal, former Rector of ETH Zurich.
WELCOMING ST HILDA’S NEW PRINCIPAL
‘What the college stands for is very important to me. Excellence and equality have been significant driving motivations throughout my career.’
Professor Dame Sarah Springman was awarded a DBE for services to engineering and services to international sports administration in the 2022 New Year Honours. Exactly a month later she formally took up her post as the new Principal of St Hilda’s.
READ THE FULL INTERVIEW