Mansfield Public Talks
Mansfield hosts a lively and engaging series of free public talks, every Friday from 5.30pm, during Oxford University term time.
The Mansfield Public Talks are convened by College Principal, Helen Mountfield QC, and platform leading figures from varied fields, aimed at opening up ideas and debate in front of a wide audience. The talks are open to all and as such are an important element of the College’s public engagement efforts.
In Michaelmas term 2020 we hosted our series of Friday Talks online for the very first time, and will continue to do so throughout Trinity term 2021. We hope you will join us.
Mansfield Public Talks: Trinity Term 2021
Recordings of last term's Public talks can be found on Mansfield's YouTube channel, here: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLji3veGn6R7znzmVVerYAafq6h9GDbS0V
30 April 2021
Justice Dikgang Moseneke introduced by Professor Kate O’Regan
(In conjunction with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights)
Justice Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy President of the post-apartheid Constitutional Court of South Africa, discusses his extraordinary journey from 15-year-old convict to judge. (Postponed from last term.)
Click to view the video on YouTube
7 May 2021
Engaging Britain: using evidence and emotion to develop public policy
Julian McCrae and Dame Julie Mellor
Julian McCrae, Director of Engage Britain, and Dame Julie Mellor, Chair of the cross-party think tank, Demos, discuss the work of Engage Britain. How can we use emotion and evidence to draw citizens back into genuinely participative “public” policy-making processes and rebuild democratic society?
More details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151717209257
14 May 2021
From the One and Only to the Many: the Rise of Women in Law in 100 Years
Dana Denis-Smith is founder of the First Hundred Years Project and CEO of Obelisk Support. She speaks about: how and why we should celebrate and discuss women’s history; women’s portraiture; her award-winning work celebrating the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in the United Kingdom; and its follow-up ‘The Next 100 Years’ focusing on the future of women in law.
More details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151724344599
21 May 2021
Paul Solman and Joe Klein
Two senior commentators share their insights into the world of American politics. Paul Solman has been business and economics correspondent for the PBS NewsHour since 1985. Joe Klein is a columnist for Time magazine, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and author of the novel Primary Colours, based on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.
More details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151726308473
Micky ScottBey Jones
Through gathering thousands of people to talk after one of America's most contentious elections through The People's Supper, social justice movement work and personal relationships, Micky ScottBey Jones - the Justice Doula has learned to create Brave Spaces where our humanity is centred and we are all invited to learn, grow and do better as we know better for the liberation of all. Join Micky for an interactive conversation and exploration of creating brave space together.
More details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151770711283
4 June 2021
Should we fear Russia?
Ambassador George Krol
Over the course of a 36-year diplomatic career, Ambassador Krol has represented the USA in states that emerged from the former Soviet Union, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. A Mansfield alumnus, Ambassador Krol was taught by Dr Michael Freeden.
More details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151784382173
11 June 2021
The Milton Lecture
Museums as ‘the true teachers of a free people’
Dr Tristram Hunt
Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum, discusses the role of public museums in creating our culture and describes how, despite its origins rooted in Empire, monarchy, and high Victorian capitalism, the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum tell a fascinating story of civic republicanism.
More details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151786321975