Meet The Team

Oxford Next Horizons is curated by leading academics from Harris Manchester College and Rhodes House, who draw on the resources and expertise of academic contributors, drawn from current and former Oxford faculty and beyond

Jane Shaw

Professor Jane Shaw

Co-Director

Jane is Principal of Harris Manchester College, Professor of the History of Religion and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor in the University of Oxford. As well as overseeing Next Horizons as a whole, she co-convenes the ‘Exploring Purpose and Life Horizons’ strand of the programme.

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Dr Elizabeth Kiss

Co-Director

Elizabeth is the Warden of Rhodes House. As well as overseeing Next Horizons as a whole, she co-convenes the ‘Exploring Purpose and Life Horizons’ strand of the programme.

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Ashley Walters

Deputy Director

Ashley is Director of Governance and Projects and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. As Deputy Director, he works with the Co-Directors on the overall design and administration of Next Horizons.

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Sir John Hood

Senior Convenor

Sir John is former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and former Chair of the Rhodes Trustees. He convenes the Showcasing Oxford's Cutting Edge Research strand of Next Horizons.  

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Sorina Campean

Fostering Community Lead

Sorina is Head of Lifelong Programmes for the Rhodes Trust. She leads the Fostering Community strand of Next Horizons.

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Rodolfo Lara Torres

Management Committee member

Rodolfo is Director of Global Engagement and Programmes for the Rhodes Trust and oversees the community development and lifelong impact efforts of Next Horizons. He joins the Co-Directors and Deputy Director on the programme’s Management Committee.

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