Fri, 29 Nov: The Global Governance of International Migration: What Next?

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 5:00pm - 9:30pm

On 29 November 2013, Kellogg College will host a panel discussion in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History followed by a special Migration Dinner at Kellogg College.

Thu, 21 Nov: Bynum Tudor Lecture - POSTPONED

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sir Hector Sants

It is with regret that we are postponing the Bynum Tudor Lecture, due to the continuing convalescence of our speaker, Sir Hector Sants. Sir Hector will give the lecture after the New Year and the alternative date will be publicised as soon as possible. All of us at Kellogg wish Sir Hector a quick recovery and look forward to welcoming him in College for the Bynum Tudor Lecture in due course.

Fri, 1 Nov: ‘Delivering Clean Water Sustainably to the BOP in Guatemala’

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Philip Wilson

‘Delivering Clean Water Sustainably to the BOP in Guatemala’
 
Friday 1 November 2013, Mawby Room, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
 
Speakers: Philip Wilson
 
Drinks served from 3.30 pm
 
 
Our organization produces ceramic pot filters used to purify contaminated drinking water called Ecofiltro. This technology, invented in 1981 in Guatemala, is an effective, economic and ecological alternative to water purification. It is currently being produced in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and USAID/ CDC list this technology as a proven method to purify water in developing countries.  With its controlled pore size, the Ecofiltro allows water to pass, but traps bacteria, parasitic cysts and fecal residues. The Ecofiltro eliminates smell and color, and keeps the water refreshingly cool. Just as important, the Ecofiltro is culturally acceptable to all groups and extremely portable.
The Ecofiltro was previously sold to large NGOs who then distributed the filters in rural areas.  Although we appreciated the relationship with the NGOs, this distribution model does not fulfill the mission of the organization or meet the needs of the people of Guatemala. The distribution method had two failures. Firstly, it lacked the reach needed to solve the problem – aggregate donor-driven budgets allocated to this type of project amounted to 15,000 – 20,000 filters annually, not enough scope to address the needs of 6 million people. Secondly, it lacked sustainability in that nearly all households receiving the filters saw it as a gift and expected the same NGO to provide a replacement filter after the two year life and few – really none – of the NGOs had a lifetime filter program in their budget.
To reach more families and provide a sustainable lifetime approach to safe water, we are now bringing the filters directly to communities and offering the filters through an affordable monthly payment plan. We empower families through ownership without the initial acquisition cost while maintaining a strong connection to the community through post-delivery education and training. We feel that turning rural families from beneficiaries to clients is the best way to provide clean water for life in the household. 
 
Philip Wilson was born in Guatemala and studied at the Wharton School of Business in the United States. He has successfully led businesses in both countries and firmly believes that the world’s most pressing problems can be solved by applying business practices to social needs. After he turned 40 he decided to dedicate all his time to helping bring clean water sustainably to 1 Million families in rural Guatemala.  He was named the "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" for Central America in 2012 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in Davos, Switzerland. See  www.ecofiltro.com for more information.

Thu, 31 Oct: Two Spooky Lectures

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Jonathan Healey and Tara Stubbs

Join us on Halloween for two spooky lectures. Tara Stubbs will be speaking on ghosts and ghouls and Jonathan Healey will give a lecture on witches. Leave your broomsticks and pumpkins at the door!

Thu, 15 Nov: Inaugural Lecture

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Paul Smith

Goldilocks and the origin of animals – insights from the far north
Lecture Theatre, Museum of Natural History, Parks Road

Mon, 12 Nov: East Wind: China and the British Left in the 20th Century

Mon, 12/11/2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Tom Buchanan

Wed, 10 Oct: 'Lack of evidence' that popular sports products work

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 5:15pm
Carl Heneghan

Can you improve your performance? Research into many of the sports products that we use on a daily basis.

Sat, 15 Sep: Gaudy Dinner

Sat, 15/09/2012 - 5:30pm

The President and Fellows of the College are delighted to announce that the Gaudy Dinner and Lecture will be taking place on Saturday 15 September.

Fri, 8 Jun: 2nd Annual Vincent Strudwick Lecture

Fri, 08/06/2012 - 5:30pm

The Directors of the Centre have pleasure in inviting you to the second Vincent Strudwick Lecture to be delivered by The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

'Cultivating a Moral Imagination: Religion, Art and the Humanities in the Public Sphere'
Chair: The Bishop of Dorchester
On Friday, June 8th at 5.30pm, at Kellogg College, Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN, Tea from 5pm   

Mawby Room
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