23 July 16.00
Leadership in Science – Panel Discussion Hosted by the Schmidt Science Fellows program, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust
23 July, 2018, 4pm-5.30pm Rhodes House, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RG Panellists and speakers to include: Professor Lord John Krebs, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford Professor Ian Walmsley, FRS, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of Oxford Professor Charlotte Deane, Head of the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford – Attendance by advance registration only – What qualities make a great scientific leader? How does leadership in science differ from that in other fields? What impact does a leader make in accelerating discoveries and engaging with society? Join distinguished panellists and the inaugural Schmidt Science Fellows to discuss and debate the nature of leadership in science.
The panel will discuss their own perspectives on scientific leadership, the balance between priorities and competing pressures, and how to deal with and learn from failure. Speakers will talk about their own leadership role models and different views on scientific careers and personal success. We expect a lively and stimulating discussion, with the audience encouraged to ask questions and join the debate. The Schmidt Science Fellows program, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific thought leaders, and unlock new scientific breakthroughs faster. Our Fellows engage and co-produce with diverse thinkers in science, politics, society, and business to catalyse new ideas and connections. We create a community of lifelong fellowship and collaboration. Working with partners in science, policy, and society we are helping to shape the future of scientific culture, training, and discovery. The event is free to attend. It forms part of the Global Meeting Series of the Schmidt Science Fellows Program. For more information about the Schmidt Science Fellows program visit: www.schmidtsciencefellows.org