Holywell Manor to co-host Oxford Graduate Festival of Ideas

Friday 9 June

Ditchley Park

The Holywell Manor community – Balliol’s MCR – is joining forces with the Ditchley Foundation to co-host the Oxford Graduate Festival of Ideas on 15 July 2017: a day-long event of talks, panel discussions, food, interactive art and outdoor activities.

What does it mean to be human? How will we rise to the challenges of tomorrow? Through a range of subjects, from art history to robotics, the day will revolve around the theme of ‘Future Human: Adapting to an Ever-Changing World’. It will provide an opportunity to bring the heated, revolutionary debates of Oxford pubs and MCRs to the 18th-century splendour of Ditchley Park in west Oxfordshire, with its tradition of convening global doers and thinkers to develop big ideas on the tough problems facing the world today through frank conversations in an environment of intellectual rigour, informality and trust.

Admission is for Oxford graduate students only: further details are here.

The day has been supported by the Holywell Manor Fund, which helps preserve Balliol’s Graduate Centre as a place that is not only graduate members’ collegiate home but also a community that enriches their intellectual, cultural and social experience while they study at Oxford.

Holywell Manor sketch by Veroni Gilbert

Above: sketch of Holywell Manor by Veroni Gilbert