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Meeting Minds 2023

Over the weekend of 22 – 24 September 2023 we will once again host our Meeting Minds Global series of events for Kellogg and Oxford alumni.

We look forward to welcoming you to a Champagne Drinks Reception on Friday 22 September to launch the weekend, which includes our annual Gaudy Dinner on Saturday 23 September. Booking is now open for both these events.

Details of our full programme will be released in the coming weeks, including how to book.

Watch Kellogg’s 2022 Meeting Minds events

As part of 2022’s weekend-long series of events, Kellogg offered a wonderfully varied programme, ranging from a talk on Freud’s Cancer Journey by Kellogg Fellow Dr Alistair Ross, to Fellow Dr Anna Beer’s discussion of her new book Eve Bites Back: An alternative history of English Literature.

Back in Time for Birmingham – Dr Yasmin Khan
Dr Yasmin Khan talks about her work as the historical consultant on the BBC documentary Back in time for Birmingham

Eve Bites Back: An alternative history of English Literature – Dr Anna Beer
Throughout history, women who write have been understood as mad, undisciplined or dangerous. Eve Bites Back places the female contemporaries of Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton centre stage, uncovering stories of dangerous liaisons and daring adventures; these are the women who dared to write.

Meeting Minds: Great Expectations: Authenticity, Heritage and Fantasy – Steven Parissien
Steven Parissien examines how the power of wishful thinking, re-branding or deliberate misdirection can persuade us to think differently about our cultural and built heritage.

What creates healthy cities? – Dr Juliet Carpenter
Dr Juliet Carpenter outlines some of the cutting edge research that Kellogg’s Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation (GCHU) has been leading, to address key societal challenges of the 21st century around sustainable urban development and health and wellbeing.

Corruption, Capital, Power – today’s world through the lens of corruption – Thiago Alves Pinto, John Drysdale and Robert Barrington
Corruption is a term increasingly used in political discourse and international relations. But what does it really mean, and can understanding the world through the lens of corruption reveal anything new?

Mission Impossible 2030: Building a Sustainable Carbon Negative future with AI in the Energy Industry – Dr Rahul Raina
Dr Rahul Raina (Kellogg, 2013) will share lessons learned from Microsoft’s customer success engagements at Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

Freud’s Cancer Journey – Dr Alistair Ross
Many people do not know Freud had cancer, as this part of his story is rarely told. In 1923 at the age of 67, Freud discovered the cancerous growth that changed his life.