Event Description

Future Projects - Parks College Q & A (Staff)

Mon 25 March 2019 16:30-17:45, Museum of Natural History

Q&A sessions

A series of Q&A sessions are taking place in March so that members of the University can find out more about the proposed new college and redevelopment of the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) site.

The 75-minute events will be held in the lecture theatre of the Museum of Natural History on Parks Road. Tea and coffee will be available in the museum café half an hour before each event.

Q&A sessions for staff

  • Tuesday 19 March, 12.15pm-1.30pm, Museum of Natural History
  • Monday 25 March, 4.30pm-5.45pm, Museum of Natural History

To book a place, please click here.

Q&A sessions for students (run in partnership with Oxford SU)

  • Tuesday 5 March, 6.15pm-7.30pm, Museum of Natural History
  • Wednesday 13 March, 5.30pm-6.45pm, Museum of Natural History

To book a place, please click here.


  • Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Head of the Department of Engineering Science, and project lead
  • Professor Anne Trefethen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for People & GLAM
  • Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity (19 March)
  • Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian (25 March)
  • Catriona Cannon, Deputy Librarian (5, 13 and 25 March)
  • Toby Kirtley, Bodleian Libraries Estates Projects Officer (19 March)

Focus groups

A number of focus groups are planned in late April and early May. These small-group discussion forums, which will be led by Professor Lionel Tarassenko and Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, are designed to help inform the academic blueprint for the college by canvassing opinion about what a community of scholars should look like in the 21st century.

The forums are open to all interested members of the collegiate University, but the participation of graduate students, final year undergraduates, post-docs and RSIVs would be particularly welcomed.

The dates of the focus groups will be published on this website shortly. If you would like to be notified of the dates, please email events@admin.ox.ac.uk.