Induction calendar Oct 2022-23


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Graduate Studies Induction Programme, 2022-23

Date Time Event Format and audience
Monday 3 October 11:00am


Welcome to the School - with Head of School, Prof David Pratten, representative of the Graduate Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) Yinglei Chen, and representative of the Oxford University Anthropological Society (OUAS) Niklas Hartmann


MS Teams (online)

All welcome

  13:00pm - 17:00pm (slots)

Tour of the Pitt Rivers museum

  • 13:00 DPhil students
  • 14:00 Social Anthropology Masters students
  • 15:00 Medical Anthropology Masters students
  • 16:00 Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, and, Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology students

Pitt Rivers Museum

All welcome

Tuesday 4 October 10:00am Introduction to the School Faculty & their research

Nissan Institute, St Anthony's College

All welcome 

  11:00am - 12:30pm

Course Inductions

Includes a sandwich lunch with current second year MPhil students

See individual time slots 
  11am Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology

64 Banbury Road

  11am Social Anthropology Institute of Human Sciences, Banbury Road
  11am Medical Anthropology 61 Banbury Road
  11:30am Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology Lecture Theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum
  13:00pm DPhil in Anthropology and DPhil in Migration Studies 64 Banbury Road
  14:30pm VMMA Walk

VMMA students only.

Meet outside the Museum of Natural History

  15:00pm - 16:00pm

Video Showcase - a chance to view 6 short research videos created by current students.

Places must be booked. Click here for further information.

All welcome

Oxford Martin School, Lecture Theatre

Thursday 6 October 13:00pm

School Walk - an informal walk in the local parks. A chance for students to meet one another and staff. 

All Welcome.

Meet outside 51 Banbury Rd.

  14:00pm DPhil Migration Studies Course Meeting

DPhil MS students only

COMPAS Board Room, 58 Banbury Rd


Social Sciences Division (SSD) induction

Places must be booked. Click here for further information.

DPhil Students only

Oxford Town Hall

Friday 7 October 09:00am - 10am

Library Tour at the Social Sciences Library (SSL)

  • 09:00am Social Anthropology & DPhil Anthropology
  • 09:30am Medical Anthropology, VMMA, CEA and DPhil Migration Studies 

All welcome. 

Meet in the foyer at the SSL, Manor Rd


Welcome to the SAME library with Subject Librarian

Helen Worrell

Lecture Theatre, 1st floor of the Manor Road SSL building


All second year MPhil course meeting with MPhil Course Directors

43 Banbury Road

All current second year MPhils and Course Directors

Monday 10 October 09:30am Anthropology Study Skills - how to write an essay, with Prof David Gellner

All welcome

64 Banbury Road