This year St Anne’s will be holding its annual Gaudy, which is open to all Senior Members, to coincide with the Oxford University Alumni Weekend. We hope that you can attend some of the St Anne’s events happening over the weekend and meet up with other former St Anne’s students.
A full programme of events is listed below. Invitations, with booking forms, have been mailed to Senior Members - if you have not received details, please email development(at)st-annes.ox.ac.uk. You can also click here to download a booking form. Accommodation is available in College for Senior Members and their guests on a first come first served basis for the nights of Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September.
This year, we are holding the Marjorie Reeves memorial Lecture entitled ‘A Florence Nightingale for the 21st Century’. St Anne's alumnus, biographer and literary critic Mark Bostridge (1979) author of the first major biography for more than 50 years throwing significant new light on this remarkable figure, will present an illustrated talk on this extraordinary woman’s work and character, in her Centenary year. Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend was awarded the 2009 Elizabeth Longford prize for Historical Biography, and named as a Wall Street Journal best book of 2008
Biodiversity - our life support system - is declining at an alarming rate. What can we do to halt the losses of habitats and species globally and in Europe? Is recovery possible? What about the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity - hear the latest evidence on the costs of inaction. Pavan Sukhdev, Special Advisor to the UN Environment Programme's Green Economy initiative, and Lead for the EU Study on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity will give the keynote speech. Pavan is a senior banker with extensive experience of finance and economics and practical experience of nature conservation, managing a model rainforest restoration and eco-tourism project in Tarzali, North Queensland, Australia, and an organic farming and eco-tourism venture in the Nilgiri hills of south India. Other speakers include Dr Pam Berry from the Environmental Change Institute in Oxford, who will share results from her work on the effects of climate change on biodiversity and the role of ecosystems in mitigating carbon emissions. There will be time for questions and debate and we hope the audience will take away a greater understanding of how looking after our wildlife is both ethically and economically important to this and future generations and how everyone can contribute.
from 12 noon Gaudy Registration
2.00 pm Marjorie Reeves Memorial Lecture: ‘A Florence Nightingale for the 21st Century’ by Mark Bostridge
3.30 pm Tea & coffee
4.15 pm Annual General Meeting of the ASM
6.45 pm Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
7.30 pm Alumni Weekend Dinner
10.00 am Gaudy Service
10.30 am Tea & coffee
11.30 am Gaudy Seminar: Biodiversity
1.00 pm Gaudy Lunch & book sale