Join us at this online careers panel and discussion from 6.30pm on Thursday 25th February, led by our alumni experts. Come with your questions or discussion points for an informal evening unpicking the truth about careers!

Please use the form below to book your place at the event. If you have any questions please contact Kathryn Ferguson, Alumni Relations and Event Officer, on events@oriel.ox.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you online!

Our Panellists:

Laura Hawksworth (1986) graduated in 1990 with a degree in Classics. Laura’s career began in strategy consultancy (for McKinsey), followed by studying for an MBA from INSEAD. She then had senior management roles in national public sector agencies, focusing on improving services for vulnerable people.
More recently Laura has been a director of a social innovation think tank, advised companies on their social responsibility and right now in an interim role with the Careers and Enterprise Company, which aims to inspire and prepare young people for the world of work.

Stefan Stern (1986) has been writing and commenting on business, management and politics for three decades. His career in journalism has included stints at Euromoney, the BBC, Management Today magazine, and the Financial Times, where he was the management columnist between 2006 and 2010.
In 2010 Stefan was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and continues to write for the FT, the Guardian and Prospect magazine, among other titles.
In 2015 he became director of the High Pay Centre, a London-based think-tank which looks at the issue of top pay. He stepped down from that role in 2018. He is the author, with Prof Cary Cooper, of “Myths of Management – what people get wrong about being the boss” (Kogan Page, October 2017). His second book, “How To Be A Better Leader” [Bluebird – PanMacmillan], was published in 2019.


Tamara Quinn
(1986) is a partner in the London HQ of law firm Osborne Clarke, specialising in intellectual property and data protection.  She studied medicine at Oriel, Law and Anthropology at the London School of Economics, spent two years computer coding at Accenture, before being called to the Bar and finally moving to a law firm.

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