We are delighted to announce this year’s Darwin Dinner (held around the time of Darwin’s birthday – his 210th this year!) for the Hertford ‘Life Sciences’ community, loosely based around the undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry, Biology, and Human Sciences. This is an opportunity for current students, both graduate and undergraduate, to meet up in an informal setting with recent alumni. It is always well-attended and very enjoyable. We value your input in developing our subject-based academic and professional Hertford network: our students are facing a challenging employment market and often tell us that talking to recent graduates who have had a similar training at university to themselves, and who have taken a variety of professional and life decisions after Oxford is extremely valuable, as well as great fun. There are always many ‘College Family’ reunions!
As in previous years, we will be holding a careers discussion at 6pm for current Undergraduates before dinner, focussed on careers in industry (previous years have covered research, civil service and government, teaching and medicine) and will invite one or two recent alums to share their experiences with us. This will be followed by drinks for all attending the dinner at 6.45pm and dinner at 7.15pm, followed by an after-dinner talk from our invited speaker (to be confirmed).
The cost of the dinner will be £30 per person for alumni and £15 for students, and the dress code is smart/casual. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Friday 8th February. Given that the timing of this dinner is during term time it is not possible to offer overnight accommodation in the College, but we hope that this won’t prevent those from outside Oxford joining us.