Announcing the hosts of the OxTALENT awards 2018

Our hosts are...

We are very pleased to announce our hosts for the OxTALENT 2018 awards ceremony on 13 June.

The OxTALENT awards ceremony showcases our winners’ creative use of technology for teaching, learning, outreach and public engagement, celebrating the impact of their work and the inspiration it has provided to others. This year’s ceremony will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th June, and we are very pleased to announce our hosts:

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Kate Lindsay, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning in Academic IT, will host the awards ceremony. Kate has worked at Oxford for over 15 years delivering a range of world-leading digital project in the areas of education, outreach and public engagement. She is responsible for the University's learning technologies and ensuring support is available to academic, professional and administrative staff who wish to embed technology in teaching, learning and assessment activities.


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Dr Sean Duffy, CIO (IT Services), will open the awards ceremony. Sean joined as University Chief Information Officer (CIO) in February 2018, coming from being head of IT at University of Birmingham for over 8 years.  Prior to that, he worked in the manufacturing sector in UK, Canada and the Netherlands – in the chemicals, (commercial) explosives, and flavours & fragrances sectors.  At Birmingham, Sean actively encouraged digital innovation, setting up a permanent IT Innovation Centre, with a broad programme of experiments and community engagements.


The prizes will be awarded by...

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Professor Anne Trefethen is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections), Fellow by Special Election and Professor of Scientific Computing at St Cross College. She co-directed the new Institute for the Future of Computing with Professor Bill Roscoe, which is part of the James Martin 21st Century School. Before joining Oxford, Anne was Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme, having been the Deputy Director for four years. The Core Programme focussed on the generic issues for e-Science applications and Grid infrastructure through the development of appropriate middleware and infrastructure in collaboration with UK industry.




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Professor Martin Williams is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), David Clarke Fellow in Engineering and a Tutorial Fellow at New College. He received BSc and PhD degrees from Bristol University and worked as a structural design engineer before joining Oxford's Engineering Science Department in 1989. He is a Fellow of both of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.





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  • Kate Lindsay: Kate Lindsay on LinkedIn
  • Sean Duffy: Sean Duffy on LinkedIn
  • Professor Anne Trefethen: St Cross College
  • Professor Martin Williams: John Cairns

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