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Visiting Fellowships

Keble College has launched a new and prestigious programme of Visiting Fellowships. The first Fellows have been appointed for 2020, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the College’s foundation. The application process is now open for fellowships to be held during the two years from September 2021 onwards.

The Fellows, who will have already demonstrated a high level of achievement appropriate to their fields of research or public life and to their stage of career, may stay at Keble for periods of between three and six months. During this time they will be entitled to membership of the Senior Common Room, accommodation in a two-room apartment in The H B Allen Centre, and meals. Depending on need and circumstances, there may be an honorarium and a contribution to travel costs. Further details in the programme are available here.

In return, Visiting Fellows will participate in the intellectual life of the College and the University through, for example public lectures, seminars and workshops. There is no pre-determined requirement, and the College is open to ideas about how the Fellows may make a contribution; it is not anticipated that the contribution will be onerous. The Fellows will be encouraged to engage with the College’s academics, graduates and undergraduates, with a particular emphasis on including non-specialists. The accent will be on the sharing of ideas across boundaries, whether they be between disciplines or, more generally, between academia and other fields of public life, including business.

Keble recognises the need to make progress in becoming more diverse and inclusive and that it should do more to raise awareness of inequality, racial injustice and the impact of colonialism. Individuals who can contribute to these aims are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Fellowships are aimed not just at current academics, but also at individuals in public life – including the arts, business and government – who are in a position to take advantage of the opportunities offered by an Oxford college, and who can add something distinctive to its academic life.

The closing date for new applications is 12 noon 15 February 2021. Inquiries about the Visiting Fellowships can be made to the Senior Tutor, Dr Alisdair Rogers (ali.rogers@keble.ox.ac.uk).