Stone archway and gate leading into gardens

2016 Alumni Weekend in North America

Professor Louise Richardson, The Hon Chrystia Freeland and Ambassador Susan Rice
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson; The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade; Ambassador Susan Rice.

Image credit: Z. Miller Photography

More than 600 alumni and guests took part in fascinating and enjoyable academic and social events during the first Alumni Weekend in the American capital.

Oxonians met Professor Louise Richardson, the University of Oxford’s new Vice-Chancellor, and heard from her about the latest developments at Oxford. Scholars and politicians also shared their timely thoughts about US politics, and the latest research on a range of topics, including medicine, the oceans, and the humanities. Highlights included the gala dinner at the Library of Congress – the world’s largest library – and a discussion about leadership with high-profile panelists, including Ambassador Susan Rice (Rhodes Scholar, New alumna), National Security Advisor to US President Barack Obama.

Read the full report from the Oxford Alumni page

Professor Louise Richardson with the North American Office team