Held each Friday from 5.30pm during Oxford University term time, Mansfield’s lively and engaging series of public talks are free and open to all, with current students, alumni, colleagues and interested members of the public all warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Mansfield Public Talks are convened by College Principal, Helen Mountfield QC, and platform leading figures from varied fields, with previous guest speakers including Dame Colette Bowe, Chair of the Banking Standards Board, Nola Iphraim, the first black director of nursing in the UK, and British artist Sir Antony Gormley OBE.

As we are currently unable to host large events onsite at College, this term we will be taking Mansfield Public Talks online for the very first time- making them more accessible than ever.

This term’s programme of talks will begin with a special joint Black History Month event, held in partnership with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Join guest speakers Wendy Williams, author of the Windrush Report, and Dr Shreya Atrey, author of Intersectional Discrimination (2019) on Friday 16 October at 5.30pm for: ‘Reflections on Lessons Learned from Windrush: Rethinking How Educational Institutions Should Respond to the Racial Legacy of Empire in the 21st Century.’

To find out more about this event, and to register to attend: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/reflections-lessons-learned-windrush-rethinking-how-educational-institutions-should-respond 

View our full Michaelmas Public Talks programme, here: https://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk/mansfield-college-public-talks