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Professor Stephen Evans Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Hong Kong Polytechnic University We are deeply saddened to announce the recent passing of Stephen Evans. Stephen did an undergraduate degree in History at Oxford and then went on to do a PGCE in our department before deciding to follow the English Language Teaching route around the world ending up at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. […]

News from Paris Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Sarah Copty, Bianca Pellet, Peter Isackson and Laure Ayosso enjoy their OES reunion. OES Country Champion in France, Sarah Copty, sent us this news about a recent social event in Paris. On Thursday 13th October, the four of us gathered for the third time observing the same pattern: a fancy French restaurant (« Les Papilles » in […]

The 2nd joint OES/HKU lecture in Hong Kong Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The 2nd joint OES/HKU (Hong Kong University) Lecture was delivered by Victoria Murphy, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of Education, University of Oxford at the University of Hong Kong on Friday 22nd July 2016. In her lecture, entitled The development of literacy skills in children learning English as an additional language, Professor Murphy explores some of these findings to […]

Vintage Night in Italy Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Marco Adragna, Oxford Education Society Country Champion, reports on a meeting of the Italian OES. The meeting took place in the Italian capital on April 12th 2016 and it was an informal event open to OES members and other Oxford Alumni living in Rome. As we know, future OES members are most likely to be […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina-British Embassy Fellowship Programme Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Our country Champion in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Naida Dervishalidovic was selected as a finalist for “Bosnia and Herzegovina-British Embassy Fellowship Programme” which took place in London from 28th February to 19th March 2016. The Fellowship Programme is a three-week intensive course, which is run for the Foreign Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy by Queen […]

Paris OES meeting April 2016 Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Sarah Copty, OES Country Champion for France reports on a recent meeting of the OES group there. It had been quite a long time since the French OES evening out at a Creperie in St Germain en Laye, near Paris…As Country Champion, I felt a bit guilty not having organized much for the last year […]

Hong Kong members share their DPhil/PhD journeys Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

On 6th January 2016 Dr Lydia Chan, Ho Simon Wang, and Jack Pun shared their individual doctoral experiences with our fellow members over a joyous dinner in a fine Italian restaurant in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

2015 MLT and Masters awards Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Congratulations to Scott Morton and Joe Thiel who were awarded the MLT and Masters awards for 2015. Scott won the MLT (MSc Learning and Teaching) award for the highest mark in his dissertation entitled Trouble with the boys: equity concerns about working class boys’ behaviour in secondary education.  Joe won the Masters award for his MSc […]

Kathy Sylva meets Hong Kong alumni Monday, December 21st, 2015

Hong Kong ‘Social Meetup’ Thursday, October 15th, 2015

12th September 2015 Six members, plus another Oxonian, joined this casual gathering: (from left to right) Boby Ching, Samuel Tsang, Fangtong Liu (Flora), Kwok Hung Pun (Jack), Steven S K Kwok, Jason (guest), Christopher Drake Farewell Reception for University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton in Hong Kong on 12 Sept 2015 Nine OES members […]

OES launch in Romania – update Thursday, August 27th, 2015

On the 3rd September 2015, the Romanian branch of the Oxford Education Society had its official launch during an event organized in partnership with the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Bucharest, with the support of the British Council in Romania. The event, ‘The University: between Research, Learning and Employability’ brought together experts […]

Teaching English through football Monday, August 10th, 2015

This summer Aston Villa Football Club coaches and Starspeaking, a language teaching start-up, successfully completed their first English/Football cross-curricular learning course in Italy. The course was designed to teach Italian children aged 7 to 16 the rules of the game and the language through a team-teaching and practical approach. Students learn as they play and […]

An OES Boston event Thursday, August 6th, 2015

On August 3, the Oxford Education Society and the Oxford Cambridge Society of New England hosted a panel and reception at the British Consulate in Boston, Massachusetts. Invited panellists included our very own Natalia Kucirkova, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the Open University, Professor Paul Harris, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education at the […]

PGCE alum wins Teacher of the Year Monday, July 27th, 2015

Simon Bayliss, a PGCE intern at OUDE from 2013-14 at Oxford Spires Academy, has won a Silver Teaching Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year in the Pearson Teaching Awards 2015. He teaches science at Oxford Spires Academy. Simon was shortlisted from thousands of nominations for being an inspirational biology teacher and tutor who […]

OES PGCE Award 2015 Monday, July 20th, 2015

Congratulations to Mark Till, the winner of the OES PGCE award in 2015. Mark won the award for his highest scoring PDP assignment entitled “The growth mindset: a key to unlocking authentic Assessment for Learning?” He was presented with his award at the PGCE Garden Party on 25th June at Kellogg College.

Hubert Ertl’s OES talk, Shanghai, 15 June 2015 Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Hubert Ertl, the Department’s Associate Professor of Higher Education, gave a talk for members of OES at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Convergence or divergence of research in education: findings from analysing journals of education in England, Germany, Europe and the USA The talk outlined findings from research Professor Ertl has conducted with colleagues at the […]

The OES Hong Kong Lecture and Dinner on 15 June 2015 Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Prof Ernesto Macaro, Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the University of Oxford Department of Education, delivered the ‘Joint Faculty of Education (HKU) & Oxford Education Society HK Lecture’ at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in Hong Kong on 15 June 2015. His topic was ‘The teacher’s codeswitching and the learner’s developmental response: […]

OES minds meeting in Vienna Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

On Friday 24th April, OES members and their guests met in beautiful Vienna on the occasion of the Oxford Alumni “Meeting Minds” Weekend in Europe. We met at the Welcome Reception in the sumptuous Festsaal of 19th Century gothic Rathaus to hear the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor open the proceedings for the weekend of lectures, walking […]

The first OES French meeting Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Our first OES French meeting took place in a very picturesque crêperie/moulerie in St Germain en Laye, near Paris, on Tuesday 13th January. What a nice way to start off 2015 ! Four OES members attended. If I left Oxford a year and a half ago, our eldest member left before I was even born ! It […]

New Country Champion for Romania Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Congratulations to Simona Iftimescu who has been appointed as the first OES Country Champion for Romania. Simona completed her MSc Education in the Department of Education in 2011 and is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Bucharest. We look forward to hearing about her activities on behalf of the OES in Romania. […]