All Oxford alumni are warmly welcomed to join a three-day Meeting Minds Global 2022 virtual event featuring expert and engaging Oxford academic and alumni speakers.
Hear from Oxford astrophysicists on the latest news from the James Webb telescope; join a live session with St Cross alumnus Josh Ettinger exploring the Netflix film Don’t Look Up and what could mean for how the public engages with climate change and prospects for climate action; take a creative writing masterclass with St Cross alumna and Wytham Woods’ Writer in Residence Dr Alice Little; or learn how to build your own start-up.
Wednesday 6 April
St Cross Alumnus Joshua Ettinger, SoGE DPhil candidate
Don’t look up: when climate change meets Hollywood
In December 2021, Don’t Look Up – a new film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence that parodies humanity’s inaction on climate change – became Netflix’s most viewed film around the world. This talk explores what the film, as well as other environment-related movies, could mean for how the public engages with climate change and prospects for climate action.
Friday 8 April
Creative writing masterclass with St Cross Alumna Dr Alice Little
Join Wytham Woods’ Writer in Residence and St Cross Alumna Dr Alice Little for a practical workshop on writing short fiction. In this participative workshop, we will discuss nature and climate writing and flex our own creative writing muscles through some short exercises. Suitable for all levels of experience.
See the full programme for the event here.