Richard Hytner, former Deputy President of Saatchi and Saatchi, to return to St Anne’s to host Be Well, Do Well session for a second year

We’re delighted that Richard Hytner, former Deputy President of Saatchi and Saatchi, has kindly agreed to return to St Anne’s on Monday to host a Be Well, Do Well session similar to the very successful talk he gave last year.

Following last year’s session, one finalist wrote to our Principal, Helen King, saying, “Today has really focussed me on what matters to me and how to apply that to whichever career I end up in. I had several ideas for the next few years which I believed to be quite disparate but I now see how they are connected in my core values and feel much better equipped to look for a job and present myself to employers.”

Under the heading “Finding Your Purpose: Making good choices at Oxford and for your future career,” Richard will talk about how having a personal purpose can help each of us shape our life’s choices, give us the confidence to make bold decisions, and keep us true to who we really are, what we stand for and what we hope to achieve. You’ll hear him talk about the changing world of work and how careful you have to be not to sell yourself into organisations whose dreams and values are incompatible with your own. He will also introduce you to a framework to help you begin to develop your personal story; and to manage the inevitable stress that inhabits the space between who you really are and who, in some contexts, you feel the need to be, thus supporting a Be Well and Do Well approach to life.

Programme: Monday 21 October 
5pm: Introduction by the Principal
5.10pm: Talk from Richard Hytner
6pm: Q&A
6.30pm: Free buffet supper

Please note that supper will only be available for those who have signed up for it and attended the talk. Students and Fellows should book online (via EPOS/WebLearn) by 12 noon on 18 October, and staff can register by emailing Students should also bring their University cards to the event in order to be registered.