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OxCam Philly: Chatsworth House and Its Collections

 23 October 2020 | Noon ET 

The Duke of Devonshire (Exeter '64) and Jay Robert Stiefel (ChCh '68) will discuss the Chatsworth art collections, among the most extensive in Europe, with pieces spanning more than 4,000 years.

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Race & the 2020 US Election

26 October 2020 | 1:00pm ET 

Calls for racial justice have reverberated across the United States across 2020. They have permeated mainstream discourse and will have a significant impact on the 2020 Presidential election. Join our panel as we discuss the current state of racial politics in the United States, with a particular focus on African Americans, Muslim Americans, and Native Americans.

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OUS San Diego: As You Like it Live Performance

 30 October 2020 | 12:45pm ET 

Sign up for a speaking role, or just attend, a live performance of the famous Shakespeare comedy, performed by the Oxford alumni of San Diego.

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The 2020 US Election: What Happened?

4 November 2020 | Noon ET 

After all of the votes have been cast, join our panel of experts from the Rothermere American Institute to discuss what happened on election night 2020. Leading this discussion will be RAI Director Adam Smith and Oxford D.Phil. student and former Hillary for America campaign worker Kate Guy.


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Sir Roger Penrose Awarded

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their work on black holes. Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, and emeritus fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He received the award today “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”

Read more about Sir Roger's Nobel Prize win here.



For almost 1,000 years, Oxford University has been recognized and celebrated across the world as a jewel in the crown of world learning. Just as our past inspires us, it also demands that we achieve greater heights in the centuries to come. Inspired philanthropy has always played an important role in this University by providing resources for great scholarship, architectural jewels such the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera, or the great engineering, medical and scientific laboratories of the 20th century. By giving to Americans for Oxford, you are continuing this tradition of excellence. Thank you.

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