Networks and events

The Oxford Learning Institute is developing a range of networks and events for those who teach at Oxford. Our aims are to:

  • Create opportunities for those who teach to meet and discuss teaching with others from different Departments and Faculties
  • Provide forums to share teaching practices and new developments
  • Understand the interests and concerns of those who teach at the University

If you have any ideas for networks and events you would like to be involved with, please email us with your name, role and any specific interests. 

Oxford Digital Teaching Innovation Forum

The Oxford Digital Teaching Innovation Forum is academic-led and supported by Academic IT and the Oxford Learning Institute. This new forum is for tutors/lecturers to share and develop digital teaching practices. Termly meetings (chaired by Dr Sumathi Sekaran, senior course tutor, Oxford Online Programme for Sleep Medicine) are held in a physical location but participants are also be able to join via videoconferencing.  

The forum launched in April 2018 and plans to meet regularly (dates to be confirmed). Click for more information. To find out how to get involved contact us by email.

Teaching Network (Social Sciences and Humanities)

Thursday, 26th April 2.00pm – 3.30pm

The Teaching Network is an open space to discuss teaching practices in Social Sciences and Humanities. The aim is to provide anyone who is interested in teaching at Oxford or currently teaching with support and the opportunity to share experiences. All interested are welcome to attend.

This term we will be holding four sessions. We will have a mix of guest speakers and open discussion.

The first meeting of the Network will take place in 1st week on Thursday 26th April 2.00pm – 3.30pm at the Manor Road Building (Seminar Room A). Dr Ruth Percy will introduce the session with a talk on ‘Teaching at Oxford’.

So we know how much tea and coffee to provide, please express your interest. However, booking is not essential and please feel free to show up on the day.

Dates for Trinity term sessions: 

  • Thursday 1st week (26th April) 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building. Speaker: Ruth Percy (Educational Development Adviser and Tutor in History)
  • Thursday 3rd Week (10th May) 2.30pm – 4.00pm, St. Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
  • Thursday 5th Week (24th May) 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building
  • Thursday 7th Week (7th June) 2.00pm – 3.30pm, TORCH Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities. Speaker: Jim Harris (Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator, Ashmolean)

To find out more about the network contact Jane Taylor.