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Seminars & Events

In this section you will find information on Italy-related academic activities, lectures, seminars etc. at the University of Oxford and elsewhere. If you have details of such events and would like to have them posted on the ISO website, please e-mail us at:

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ISO's first seminar cycle is entitled: Italy's Changing Shapes.

Past seminars include:


Our second seminar series deals with migration issues, and is called Destinazione Italia.

Past seminars include:


Co-organised events

ISO also co-organizes events with other Oxford-based societies, such the Oxford Union, the Oxford University Italian Society, and TOIA, as well as - for example - with the Sub-Faculty of ItalianSaid Business School, Fonderia Oxford and the Axess Programme on Journalism (with whom we run the Media and Politics in Contemporary Italy seminar series).

In this capacity, we have welcomed speakers such as Professor Romano Prodi, H.E. Ambassador Giancarlo Aragona, Roberto Saviano, Beppe Grillo, Paolo Garimberti, Carlo Debenedetti, Lorella Zanardo and Enrico Franceschini (La repubblica).

We co-organize a successful cinema programme, Cinema Paradiso: Italian Cinema Nights (with OUIS), which runs on alternate weeks every term, showing both Italian classics and contemporary films.

We have also co-organized a number of international conferences in Oxford and beyond, which have included:


To view past events, click on the menu links for Lectures, Seminars and Conferences et al.