At this year’s OxTALENT awards ceremony, members of the University who have shown creativity in using technology were recognised and rewarded.
The ceremony at Oxford Martin School was hosted by Kate Lindsay, Academic IT, and opened by Sean Duffy, CIO of IT Services. Prof Anne Trefethen, PVC Academic Services and University Collections, and Prof Martin Williams, PVC Education, handed out the awards to the 21 best entrants.
The winning projects in the different categories from all across the University included: ‘Democratising the Classics using the Cabinet’ (Innovative Teaching and Learning with Technology), ‘BláBláLogia - a scientific outreach YouTube channel’ (Digital Media), ‘I'm a Researcher... get me out of here’ (Public Engagement), ‘SubMachine’ (Data Visualisation), ‘Oxplore’ and ‘Tom Rocks Maths’ (both Outreach). Innovative Research Posters and two student projects funded by the IT Innovation Challenges scheme were also honoured (‘Workplace Finder’ and the ‘VR AR Oxford Hub’). It was great to see the winners’ enthusiasm and dedication to digital at Oxford and their joy upon receiving an award!
As part of the ceremony, Prof Christine Gerrard (LMH), Dr Niall Winters (Education), Dr Tom Hart (Zoology), Dr Tom Crawford (St Hugh’s) and Helen Charlesworth (Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach) held short speeches, reflecting on their work and explaining how they use technology to enhance teaching, learning and outreach.
As part of the celebrations, the official ceremony was followed by a drinks reception. Winners, guests and members of Academic IT had the chance to form new connections.
The event was very well-received and was an inspiring evening for everyone. We cannot wait to see how the many fantastic projects recognised with an OxTALENT award evolve in the future.
Photo: Winners of #OxTALENT2018 awards at the University of Oxford. Credit: Dan Paton.