The annual Oxford University Alumni Weekend 2012

The annual Oxford University Alumni Weekend aims to showcase the Collegiate University as a whole, giving prominence to a range of current research and its application to real world situations, as well as recognising the achievements of Oxford men and women.

This series also includes podcasts from other alumni events including study days and the Oxford European Reunion. Past themes include A Global Oxford (2008), Equal Citizenship (2009) and Shared Treasures (2010).


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Going into Politics? Tales from an Academic in Westminster


Professor Marc Stears reflects on his experiences. Marc Stears is a Professor of Political Theory and fellow at University College. He is the author of Demanding Democracy: American Radicals in Search of a New Politics and is one of the co-editors of the widely discussed The Labour Tradition and the Politics of Paradox. He is currently visiting fellow at Britains leading think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, and he works closely with many of Britains most prominent politicians on questions of political strategy and communication. Chaired by Mark Philp, Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Oriel College who works on political theory, the history of political thought, and is interested in political ethics, corruption and standards in public life.

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The Constitutional Issues surrounding devolution in the UK


Iain McLean, Professor of Politics and fellow of Nuffield College, the British Academy and the Royal Society Edinburgh, has published widely on constitutional issues. His Whats wrong with the British Constitution? co-won the WJM Mackenzie Prize for the best politics book of the year, and he was a member of the Independent Expert Group advising the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution. McLean is joined by Professor Will Hutton.