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As the university year begins, there is a question for those who are responsible for educating the leaders of tomorrow and for students themselves: How can a generation of diverse, gifted, and aspirational Oxford students become the leaders they want to see in the world?

COVID-19 has forced a re-evaluation of priorities and purpose. Now, more than ever, we need a new generation of leaders who will further the flourishing of society and the planet, placing the public good above personal gain. We need to rethink the idea and practice of leadership to successfully face the complex challenges that lie before us.

The Oxford Character Project invites you to a series of events exploring the nature of good leadership in our challenging and complex times.

Scheduled events include:

A Conversation with Dinah Rose QC, President of Magdalen College (21 Oct at Vincent's Club, Sign up here)

A Conversation with Sir Ernest Ryder, Master of Pembroke College (26 Oct at the Blavatnik School of Government, Sign up here)

A conversation with Melissa Jones Briggs, Faculty, Stanford Graduate School of Business (3 Nov at the Oxford Foundry, sign up will be available soon)

These conversations will help you to "rethink" how you might exercise leadership, both now and into the future, for the good of society.

The events will be followed by a networking reception where we will share more information about the leadership programmes we offer – Global Leadership Initiative and Global Leadership Challenge. Our programmes are designed to help students from diverse backgrounds to grow in qualities of character and leadership that will help them to further the good of organisations and communities around the world. Join us to learn more and see if this could be the highlight of your year in Oxford!

Please write to if you have any questions or need more information. We hope to meet you at these events and be a part of your leadership journey.

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