Welcome to the official website of the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series.

The Lincoln Leads Seminar Series is a MCR Academic Team project staged during Hilary terms at Lincoln College, Oxford. Each series features 21 to 24 speakers across seven to eight seminars, with each panel comprising of a Fellow, an Alumnus/na, and a Graduate student of the College. During each seminar, the speakers respond to a topical question relating to their academic, professional or personal experience, before opening the conversation to the audience for questions and debate. The series showcases the exciting and diverse expertise the College can bring together through its affiliates, and makes it accessible to non-specialist audiences from Oxford and beyond.

The seminars are held in Lincoln’s 90-seat Oakeshott Room, offering the perfect arena for speakers to share ideas with lively and sold-out audiences. The series provides a valuable opportunity for graduate members of the MCR to present their work alongside prominent Fellows and Alumni of the College, who benefit from seeing how their own work shapes and inspires current students. Each seminar is preceded by a wine reception, allowing audience members a further opportunity to engage with speakers. The series has proved to be an enormous success, becoming a popular highlight of the College’s academic calendar.

In 2021 the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series will be held entirely online. Please visit the individual events’ pages (Series 5 -> panel name) to find the link to register/join the meetings.

Beside its primary role to advertise future Lincoln Leads seminars, this website also serve as archive for the past Lincoln Leads Seminar Series. The site therefore features the full details of all seminars to date, including biographies of each speaker and photos of each seminar.

The concept of Lincoln Leads was created by Heather Mann (DPhil in History) in her role as the MCR Academic Representative 2016-17. Her article on the values of the inaugural series featured in Lincoln’s Imprint Magazine in 2017, available to read HERE.

The series is generously supported by the Lincoln College Annual Fund.

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