Fri, 21 Nov: Bynum Tudor Lecture

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sir Hector Sants

Can you have a good bank? Sir Hector Sants will deliver this Bynum Tudor Lecture, all College members and guests are welcome to attend.

Thu, 13 Nov: Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture 2014

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Martin Birchall

The Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture will be given by Martin Birchall, Professor of Laryngology at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear hospital.

Sun, 21 Sep: Problems and progress in Evidence-Based Medicine

Sun, 21/09/2014 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Problems and progress in Evidence-Based Medicine a public debate with:
Paul Glasziou – Research Wastage
Iain Chalmers – Teaching EBM in Schools
Jeremy Howick - Placebos
Amy Price – Online Trials
Chaired by Carl Heneghan
 
Stay on for brunch; £5.00 for students and £7.50 for other College members and guests. You will be batteled for brunch, for both yourself and your guests, at the end of term.

Mawby Room

Sat, 20 Sep: Deadly Devices and Dangerous Drugs, the Secrets Behind Medical Research

Sat, 20/09/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A talk hosted by Kellogg College and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, at the University Museum of Natural History, as part of the University's Alumni Weekend. This talk is open to the public, all can attend.

Thu, 19 Jun: Sites of Encounter: Making Sense of People and Culture on the Move

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Peggy Levitt

A lecture given by Astor Visiting Lecturer Peggy Levitt entitled, 'Sites of Encounter: Making Sense of People and Culture on the Move'

Thu, 5 Jun: Leadership or management: good results versus great results?

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peter Nostrand

Join us for this Kellogg Sustainability Group lecture which will be given by Peter Nostrand, former CEO of the US bank, SunTrust. 

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!

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