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The Oxford Forum is a student run organisation which encourages discourse and debate within Oxford, allowing students to engage with a diverse range of issues.

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Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

E-Commerce Panel

E-Commerce has changed significantly in the past 30 years as technologies have developed; customers have ever-more access to products and services, specific information on businesses offerings, and peer reviews. As many bricks and mortar businesses have moved towards multichannel ones in developed and now in developing economies barriers to entry in many industries have significantly fallen which has provided entrepreneurs with the ability to start businesses with less capital than at any time before. Here to discuss the adoption of e-commerce, the future of e-commerce, and how entrepreneurs can utilise e-commerce channels, The Oxford Forum, in co-operation with Oxford Entrepreneurs and the Oxford Economics Society, has invited four experienced and qualified speakers on the issue;

James Hardy (CEO and Co-Founder of Avenue 51),

Oliver Bridge (Founder of Cornerstone and named as “one to watch” by Duncan Bannatyne),

Prof. Jonathan Reynolds (Associate Professor in Retail Marketing at Said Business School) and

Prof. Nir Vulkan (Associate Professor of Business Economics at Said Business School and author of one of the leading texts on the microeconomics of e-commerce).

Following the event, a drinks reception will be held at the Christ Church Undercroft bar from 7-8pm. We are also delighted to have arranged for a dinner with the speakers, which will start at 8pm. Places are limited, so please follow the link below to purchase dinner tickets. It is an excellent opportunity to engage more directly with the speakers.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/oxford-forum-8533647289?s=46247736

We look forward to seeing many of you at the event

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The Oxford Forum’s Civil Service Debate
May
28
5:30 PM17:30

The Oxford Forum’s Civil Service Debate

Co-hosted with the PPE Society and 1880 Society

The Forum will be hosting an event on the civil service, that will explore how the civil service has developed in the post-war period and the challenges posed in the 21st century's political environment. The panellists include leading political journalist Michael Cockerell, who has made numerous documentaries on the development of the British state over the last fifty years.

More information on The Oxford Forum’s Civil Service Event can be found here.

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The Oxford Forum’s Mental Health Panel Debate
May
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Oxford Forum’s Mental Health Panel Debate

Co-hosted with Mind Your Head and the Oxford University Psychology Society

Over the past century our understanding of physical health and wellbeing has leapt forward accompanied by tremendous development in medical technology. However, mental health as an issue has largely been ignored and at times treated as taboo. The Oxford Forum has invited three experienced and qualified speakers to debate the subject; they will examine the current mental health challenges we face as a society. Matthew Sumption (Undergraduate at Christ Church) will chair a panel consisting of Hugh Pym (Health Editor at the BBC), Dr Peter Beresford (Professor of Social Policy at Brunel University and Chair of the charity Shaping Our Lives and Dr Nicola Byrom (Researcher and Lecturer at Oxford University, and Founding Director of Student Minds). 

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The Oxford Forum’s Political Strategy Panel Debate
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

The Oxford Forum’s Political Strategy Panel Debate

Co-hosting with PPE Society and the Journal of Political and Constitutional Studies

In an election year, the topic of political strategy and communication is as relevant as ever in highlighting the ways that politicians and organisations seek to influence public opinion and shape the political debate. In order for political organisations to develop an effective communication strategy, they must be aware of the need to respond to factors as diverse as social media, daily polling and a hostile media climate. To discuss the challenges faced, and the solutions provided, in devising an effective communication strategy, we have three distinguished speakers, including John Braggins and Steve Richards. All three speakers have unparalleled experience in the field of media, political communications and policy development. More information on these speakers is coming soon. 

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The Oxford Forum’s Technology in Business Panel Debate
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

The Oxford Forum’s Technology in Business Panel Debate

Co-hosted with Finance Society and Engineering Society

Technology has changed rapidly in the last 30 years; in order to survive businesses have had to evolve or otherwise face extinction. As technology has moved from fax machine to smart phone, businesses are constantly forced to adapt in order to take advantage of the latest technological advancements. Here to discuss the changing nature of technology and its impact on business, The Oxford Forum has invited four experienced and qualified speakers on the issue to debate the subject; Zahid Khan will chair a panel consisting of Mitchel Lenson (Non-Executive Director of Nationwide Building Society), Vikram Nair (President of Europe for Tech Mahindra) and Haydn Jones (Account Managing Director of Fujitsu UK and Ireland). They will examine then advancements technology had made in the last 30 years and the impact that this has had on businesses. They will then speculate on where the relationship between technology and business is headed for in the foreseeable future. 

After the panel debate, you will have the chance to converse and dine with all four of the speakers in a more private setting. Dining tickets are limited to 30, and include a three course meal with wine in Pizza Express’ private dining room at the Golden Cross. This is an exclusive networking opportunity. Dinner will start at 8:00 p.m. and finish at 10:00 p.m.

To purchase the dining ticket, please visit the link below:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-oxford-forums-technology-in-business-panel-debate-dinner-tickets-16533731837

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