The Department's annual Award Ceremony takes place at the Sheldonian Theatre in the spring. The event marks students' completion of the Department's non-matriculated award-bearing courses. Students travel from around the world to attend the ceremony.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Ceremony has been cancelled. The following year's date is set at Wednesday 23 March 2022.
Matriculated students (receiving Master's and DPhils) attend a graduation ceremony with their college instead. Please contact your College Administrator for further details about your college graduation ceremony.
You can get an idea what the annual award ceremony is like by watching the short online videos listed below:
- A short film consisting of interviews with four 2014 award recipients on the experience of completing their courses and receiving their awards.
- Hear actress and alumna Joanne Pearce deliver the 2014 closing remarks
- See Professor Sally Mapstone welcome the assembly to the Sheldonian Theatre
Former students of the Department have continued studies through the University of Oxford, achieving higher degrees, or have gone on to pursue careers connected to courses they have studies at the Department. You can read some student spotlights here.