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Network profile: ScreenTalk Oxfordshire

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Nov 15th 2019

Gareth Ellis-Unwin, the producer of BAFTA-winning film The King’s Speech, and On Chesil Beach and Colette producer Elizabeth Karlsen are just two of the high-profile guests to be found at […]


Network profile: The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Sep 22nd 2019

The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union is a meetup in the city centre, which brings together Oxford’s digital marketing community. With 400 members and growing, it was started by Aisha Kellaway […]


Venturefest 2019: Global relationships are focus

Karen David | Investment | Sep 4th 2019

“Venturefest brings together innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and business support to make connections that lead to new investments, new businesses and new ideas that as a result contributes to the growth of the regional economy,” says Executive Chair Mike Foster


Using AI to engage with the human spirit

Antony David | Event Review | AI | Aug 23rd 2019

CrowdEmotion founder and chief executive Matt Celuszak was joined by the firm's software engineer Evgeniya Mircheva and behavioural specialist Marlene Weber to describe the tools they have developed for quantifying the emotional responses of focus groups to different types of material.


Network profile: Oxford Technology & Media Network

Antony David | Network profile | Aug 23rd 2019

In 2008, the founders Tony Henderson, at the time working for Microsoft, and Claire Barry, a freelance TV Producer, set up the Oxford Technology, Media & Finance network.


Network profile: TheHill digital health community

Antony David | Healthcare | Network profile | Aug 23rd 2019

TheHill is a digital health innovation community, a cluster, network and incubator/accelerator programme working in Oxford with NHS Trusts, universities, digital developers, innovators and investors to catalyse commercial and impactful technological solutions in healthcare. 

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24 Jan 2020

Reconfigure: Digital Privacy Workshop  Do you want to improve your digital security? Do you keep putting it off? We’re a group of cybersecurity researchers and activists, and we want to help you access free tools and resources to protect your data. This hands-on workshop explores how digital security affects your life.  No prior experience or knowledge of cybersecurity required! As a feminist organisation, we want to *reconfigure* the assumption that digital security is for technical experts only. While the workshop is open to all, we particularly welcome women and other groups which are underrepresented in cybersecurity discussions. 6.30 to 9.30pm, Common Ground, 37 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1  Details 

28 Jan 2020

DevOps Oxford – Lightning talks  Speakers share ideas and knowledge around development tools, demos, trends and culture of DevOps. Line up includes speakers from SquaredUp, Informatics Matters, Optellum. 6.30 to 8.30pm at Oxford Innovation, New Road, Oxford OX1. Details

28 Jan 2020

OxLEP Q&A: Connectivity in Oxfordshire – what does the future hold? A chance for Oxfordshire businesses to come together and discuss a key topic tied into our growing economy. Panellists include OxLEP chief executive Nigel Tipple and James Dillon-Godfray of London Oxford Airport; debate chair will be radio presenter Howard Bentham. 07.45 to 10.00am. London Oxford Airport, Kidlington, OX5 1RA. Details

30 Jan 2020

An Oxford Conversation: the impact of fake news on our lives  Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, Damian Collins MP, and Sarah Montague, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s World at One discuss the impact of fake news on our lives. Damian Collins has stated that ‘Democracy is at risk from the malicious and relentless targeting of citizens with disinformation’, while Simon Stevens has raised concerns about its effects on vaccination rates with the UK recently losing its measles-free status. Our speakers will discuss why this matters and how these issues might best be addressed,  by technology companies, governments, policy-makers, the public and other relevant parties. 6 to 7pm, The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford Ox1 3AZ. Details

30 Jan 2020

Artistic Mathematics: Truth and beauty This public lecture is about mathematical visualisation: how to make accurate, effective, and beautiful pictures, models, and experiences of mathematical concepts. Henry Segerman, Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University, will show examples in the medium of 3D printing, as well as his work in virtual reality and spherical video. He will also discuss his experiences in teaching a project-based class on 3D printing. 5 to 6pm, Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. Details

04 Feb 2020

Oxford Electric Vehicle Business Breakfast – The Real Cost of EV Ownership The challenges and opportunities around purchasing and leasing EV’s, including costs of charging infrastructure and insurance will be explored at this Oxfordshire Greentech event. Industry experts and users with real-world experience of EV’s will be offering their useful insights. 7.30 to 9.30 am 07.30, Saïd Business School, Oxford. Details.

04 Feb 2020

What disease? – do we have the right approach to disease classification and how this should impact our approach to treatment. Talk by Dr Rabia Khan, chief of translational medicine, Sensyne Health. 12 to 1.30pm at Bio Escalator, 696 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7FZ. Details

10 Feb 2020

AI Talks and Discussion Oxford Artificial Intelligence monthly meetup for chat, presentations and Bleeding Edge News, a summary of the month’s AI activities. 7.15 to 9.15pm The POD, Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY. Details

11 Feb 2020

TheHill Oxford social mixer Oxfordshire’s health and care digital transformation catalyst, TheHill, is hosting its monthly social mixer at Oxford Castle Quarter. Join healthcare professionals, educators and entrepreneurs for friendly social networking and interesting talks. 5 to 7pm at Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY. Details

12 Feb 2020

Oxford Internet Professionals monthly meetup Regular gathering for all involved with the internet: designers, developers, trainers, search specialists, social media experts, entrepreneurs, academics, digital business owners and more.  7.30pm at The Red Lion, Oxford. Details.

12 Feb 2020

Gender Diversity: How far have we got? Sir Martin Donnelly, president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing UK and Ireland, will review the theory and practice of genuine gender equality in the workforce, including personal experience of leadership challenges in implementing gender balance leadership. Sir Martin is responsible for expanding Boeing’s presence and pursuing new growth and productivity opportunities. He leads the creation and implementation of Boeing’s European strategy, drives business performance and is responsible for coordinating all Boeing business activities in the UK and Ireland. 5.15 to 7.45pm at Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP. Details

12 Feb 2020

Cyclox. Cllr Tom Hayes reports on progress with the Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ), Connecting Oxford, the Climate Emergency Budget and how they will all reinforce each other. 7.30pm, Court Room, Oxford Town Hall. Details.

13 Feb 2020

Cheerios, iPhones and Dysons: going backwards in time with fluid mechanics How do you make a star-shaped Cheerio? How do they make the glass on your smartphone screen so flat? And how can you make a vacuum filter that removes the most dust before it blocks? Ian Griffiths, Professor of Industrial Mathematics at University of Oxford shows how we can use mathematics to start with the final desired product and trace the fluid dynamics problem ‘back in time’ to enable us to manufacture products that would otherwise be impossible to produce. 5 to 6pm at Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG. Details

18 Feb 2020

Cyclox. Motherload – An award-winning crowd-sourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. 7.30pm, Common Ground Cafe, Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. Details.

20 Feb 2020

Tracking the trackers – your privacy versus online ads Dr Jason Nurse, assistant professor in cyber security, University of Kent, will cover what types of data we willingly and unknowingly expose online, and how new forms of technology such as smart-tech and AI make privacy even harder to achieve. 7.30 to 9pm, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, 6 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QG. Details

25 Feb 2020

Thriving and innovative businesses – developing a sustainability strategy Discover how using a simple framework can aid you in building a sustainability strategy for your business. This morning workshop covers how to drive innovation while putting the fight against climate change at the centre of your operation, and creating a sustainability action plan that your whole organisation can engage with. Part of by Oxfordshire Greentech and Cherwell District Council’s CPD-certified training series. 9am to 1pm at Eco Business Centre, Charlotte Avenue, Elmsbrook, Bicester OX27 8TG. Details

25 Feb 2020

Oxford’s Future of Travel Join us to discuss the impacts of the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan on different road users, develop our CoHSAT position and inform member feedback. Keynote from Professor Tim Schwanen, Director of Oxford University Transport Studies Unit. Organised by Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel. 6.30 to 9pm at, School of Geography and Environment (University of Oxford), South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3QY. Details

05 Mar 2020

Supercharge your SME performance and build sustainable competitive advantage This half-day seminar covers how to maximise return on investment from people and real estate by developing a people strategy that aligns the cultural environment with their business strategy and creating workplaces that allow people to thrive and reduce their resource use, operational costs, energy use and carbon emissions. Delivered by business psychologist Rob Robson and John O’Brien, founder/MD of LCMB Building Performance Specialists, in partnership with Oxfordshire Greentech. 8.30am to 1pm at Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP. Details

07 Mar 2020

OSEF, the Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum, is a flagship event and major opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to meet and network with investors. Speakers from around the world are assembled at Oxford’s Saïd Business School to deliver globally focused, thought-provoking talks on how to start and scale a business.

SME’s eligible for the European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) can apply to receive a funded ticket for OSEF here.  Contact the ISfB team at

11 Mar 2020

Oxford Internet Professionals monthly meetup Regular gathering for all involved with the internet: designers, developers, trainers, search specialists, social media experts, entrepreneurs, academics, digital business owners and more.  7.30pm at The Red Lion, Oxford. Details.

02 Apr 2020

OxPropFest 2020 The Oxfordshire Property Festival brings the best of the regional property sector for a day of celebration. Based at Keble College there are walks around Oxford and Bicester and the chance to hear about the development of key projects from the people behind them. An evening event includes awards ceremony and music over a black tie dinner. 10am to 11pm, Keble College. Details

07 Apr 2020

Safety in numbers – next generation patient monitoring and data analysis in acute care – talk by Dr Keith Errey, CEO and co-founder of Isansys and strong advocate of digital and data-driven methods in healthcare. 12 to 1.30pm at Bio Escalator, 696 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7FZ. Details

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