Intellectual Forum

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

Over the last few 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.

In 2021 Jesus College partnered with edX, an online learning platform, to deliver courses on a variety of topics. Our courses on Preventing and Responding to sexual harassment and violence and Polarisation in the Workplace and Beyond can be taken for free by anyone in the world with an internet connection.

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 email

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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 educational and training programmes across the year. Our programmes can be tailored for large or small groups, directed to individuals, organisations, government groups, or businesses, and can be delivered in-person, virtually or in a blended format.

The Intellectual Forum seeks to engage a broad range of individuals and organisations in its many activities, events and programmes.

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