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Intellectual Forum

Welcome to the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College. We are a relatively new centre, bringing people together to discuss and learn about a wide range of issues. Most of our events are open to the public, and some are live-streamed.

Over the last couple of years, we have had external speakers such as Jimmy Choo, Harry Shearer, Helen Clark, Peter Frankopan and Helena Kennedy. We have also held many public events showcasing the amazing work that is being done by people in Jesus College.

We’ve run conferences on education, health technology and AI, and hosted Radio 4’s Any Questions. We’ve also run some executive education projects, and hosted some residential programmes for government departments and other organisations, as well as running our own research projects.

We also run the high-level Jesus College Perspectives conferences, which over the last 10 years have brought together experts from academia, industry, government, civil society and the media to discuss key issues of our time.

You can sign up to our mailing list below, and we hope to see you at many of our events! Our Data Protection page has information about how we deal with your data.

If you would like to be involved in any aspect of our work, please us at 

Dr Julian Huppert, Director

Dr Sarah Steele, Deputy Director

Georgia Orwell, Manager

Gracie Breen, Events Assistant

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The Intellectual Forum has a small core staff team, with a wide range of people and organisations who contribute to our work. Some of these are short pieces of project work and some are longer-term interactions.
The Intellectual Forum hosts several interns from the College each year to undertake interdisciplinary projects under the supervision of current Intellectual Forum staff and Associates.
The Intellectual Forum runs a diverse programme of events across the year, so please check back regularly and sign up for our mailing list.
A list of past events run by the Intellectual Forum.
The Intellectual Forum runs a range of executive, professional and continuing education programmes across the year, both inside and outside of term time. Our programmes can be tailored to for large or small groups, and we also offer a range of programmes virtually for individuals and businesses.
The Intellectual Forum seeks to engage a broad range of individuals and organisations in its many activities, events and programmes.

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