Lectures & Seminars

Kellogg College hosts a full programme of academic activity throughout each academic year, ranging from DPhil lunch meetings to public lectures and seminars. The Events Calendar provides an overview of current academic activities at the College.

The College’s annual named lectures, plus a selection of additional academic activity, are described below.

The Bynum Tudor Lecture

Bynum Ellsworth Tudor, Jr., of Winston-Salem and Bald Head Island, NC was proud to be a descendant of the first settlers of Salem and surrounding Moravian communities. In his retirement he became interested in genealogy and history, coming each year for 14 years to the University of Oxford to study at Kellogg.  Our series of annual lectures is named after him in recognititon of his support for the College. Speakers are invited to become Bynum Tudor Fellows, a Visiting Fellowship of the College.

Past speakers include: The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Sir Hector Sants, Lady Sylvia Jay, and Lord David Puttnam, Marcy McCall MacBain, and Lord Bilimoria CBE.

The Anne McLaren Lecture

Anne McLaren came to Oxford as an undergraduate in 1945, continuing for her DPhil, and went on to become a leading figure in developmental biology. Her work helped lead to human in vitro fertilisation (IVF). She received many honours for her contributions to science, and became the first-ever woman Officer of the Royal Society in their 300-year history, when she was made Foreign Secretary and then Vice-President. She was a Trustee of the Oxford International Biomedical Centre, which has commissioned this annual lecture.

The Vincent Strudwick Lecture

Canon Vincent Strudwick is an Honorary Fellow of Kellogg College and is a British theologian and educationalist.

In 1994 he became a Fellow and Tutor of Kellogg College and a member of the Theology Faculty. He was made Fellow Emeritus of Kellogg in 2000 and was Chamberlain of the College from 1997-2008. Vincent Strudwick was made an Honorary Fellow in 2007.

The Vincent Strudwick Lecture is held in honour of his work and features eminent theologians. The Graduate Theological Foundation is the commissioning sponsor for this annual lecture series.

Research seminars

The College hosts regular seminars for academics and researchers active at all levels and in all fields, providing an opportunity for students and Fellows to discuss emerging research findings and exchange ideas.