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Online OE Events 2020-21

For the rest of the year, we will be running a series of online activities for OEs. You can find out more about each one below and use the booking form at the bottom of the page to register for as many of them as you like!

Professor Erik Goldstein - The U.S. Elections: What Just Happened and Implications for the Future

Professor Goldstein is an expert on international relations and the history of diplomacy, and is ideally situated to provide incisive analysis on the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential Elections.


Professor Jacob Howland - Plato's Critique of Scientific Politics

Professor Jacob Howland is the McFarlin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Tulsa. He is a distinguished classical scholar and political philosopher, and has published books and essays on the thoughts of Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, Kierkegaard, the Talmud, the Holocaust, ideological tyranny, and other subjects. His most recent book is Glaucon's Fate: History, Myth, and Character in Plato's Republic.


John Kampfner - Why The Germans Do It Better

Journalist and broadcaster John Kampfner talks about his recently published bestseller, Why The Germans Do It Better: Notes from a Grown-Up Country. In the book, he charts the journey that Germany has taken since 1945, focusing on political institutions, the economy, culture, society and identity.


Professor Brenner Fissell - Theories of Punishment and Criminalisation

Professor Brenner Fissell is an expert in the fields of criminal law and military law, and applies insights from political theory to specific issues in criminal law. His scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews. His work on Guantanamo Detainees' Rights has been cited in the New York Times, and his work on military law has been cited by The Washington Post.


Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital

The Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital is one of the most treasured events in our musical year. The recital celebrates both the legacy of Miss Davis to music in these schools, and the generosity of all who have helped in so many ways to build and support the playing you will hear.

Professor Chris Ogden (1995) - the Dawning of the Asian Century

Professor Chris Ogden (OE), a leading scholar and expert specialising in China, India and Asia's rise to worldwide importance, and the study of great power politics, gives a talk on the Dawning of the Asian Century.

Professor Scot Lucas - 'Fake News' & US Politics

Professor Scott Lucas, a leading scholar and expert in the fields of American Studies, Politician Science and the New Media talks about Fake News and US Politics.

Professor H Kent Baker - Behavioural Biases of Investors

Professor H Kent Baker is a leading scholar and expert in the fields of behavioural finance and risk management. Professor Baker is the author/editor of 38 books, including several textbooks. He received the 2015 USA Best Book Award in the personal finance/investments category for The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing. The Journal of Finance Literature recognized him as among the top 1% of the most prolific authors in finance during the past 50 years! He holds the position of University Professor in the Kogod School of Business at the American University.

Dr Heather Martin

Dr Martin, author of the definitive authorised biography of Lee Child, read Languages at Cambridge, where she also did a PhD in comparative literature, and has held teaching and research positions at Cambridge, Hull, King's College London, and most recently, the graduate Center, City University New York. A long time Reacher fan, Dr Martin discusses her latest book, The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child.


Joanna Millan - Holocaust Survivor

An opportunity to hear the testimony of Joanna Millan, a Holocaust survivor.

Political Awareness Week - 'Question Time' Debate

Question Time debate with the Mayor of the West Midlands, OE Andy Street, Labour MP for Edgbaston and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Meriden, OE Saqib Bhatti, and Councillor Matt Bennett.


Robert Whalley (1965) - Civil Service

Robert Whalley, former Director of Counter-Terrorism at the Home Office, talks about the Civil Service with Q&A.


Professor Barbara Krauthamer - Race and Slavery

Professor Barbara Krauthamer, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts, discusses Race and Slavery with Q&A.


Dr Elliot Evans - Gender and Politics

Dr Elliot Evans, Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, talks about Gender and Politics with Q&A.