Minerva Programme

The Minerva Programme is a series of lectures and workshops put on by the College for our scholars that encompasses the breadth of academic disciplines available at Bradfield.

The Programme is put together with academic departments and complements teaching in the classroom as well as forming part of the co-curriculum.

Minerva Programme - Lent 2018


Minerva Programme 2017/18 - Lent calendar


Paul is a professional golfer who, at the 2002 Ryder Cup, famously holed a ten-foot puce on the 18th hole at The Belfry in his match against Jim Furyk to win the Ryder Cup for Europe. He then went on to captain Team Europe co more Ryder Cup success in 2014, becoming the first Irishman to captain Europe's Ryder Cup side in the process.

Tuesday 23 January



Flamenco with Duende Flamenco

Helena ‘La Leyenda’ is a Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Regional Dance teacher, dancer and lecturer. She has spent many years perfecting her art in major schools in Madrid and Sevilla, studying with numerous Flamenco luminaries. Having formerly been a resident teacher at Sadlers Wells during the prestigious London Flamenco Festival, she has also performed on stages all around the UK and Europe with her touring company, Canción Gitana, which has scored notable successes at Brighton and Edinburgh arts festivals.

Tuesday 30 January


Development Studies with Jeremy Holland

Jeremy Holland is a social development consultant with 20 years’ experience in research and advisory work in developing and transitional countries. He works on poverty and policy analysis, gender, participatory governance, political economy and monitoring, evaluation and learning. He is a lecturer at the Centre for Development Studies, Swansea and has been a consultant at the Oxford Policy Management.

Tuesday 6 February



Design Engineering with Dr Lorenzo Picinali

Dr Lorenzo Picinali is a senior lecturer in Audio Experience Design, the director of undergraduate studies and lead researcher in human performance and experience at the Dyson School of Design Engineering. He has worked in Italy, France and the UK on projects related with 3D binaural sound rendering, interactive applications for the blind, audiology and audiometric techniques, hearing aids technology, audio and haptic interaction and, more in general, acoustical virtual and augmented reality. Dr Picinali will talk about the Dyson School of Design Engineering, his experiences and routes in.

Tuesday 27 February


Illustration and Cartoons with Guy Venables

Guy became a cartoonist when he sent a cartoon to Punch aged fifteen, although he alone uses the phrase “child prodigy”. Since then he has worked for Private Eye, The Spectator, Punch, The Daily Mail, London Lite, The Guardian, Maxim, The QI annual, The Oldie, Loaded, The Times, Prospect and various newspapers and magazines here and abroad including a regular slot in Classic Boat. He does lots of corporate work including Christmas cards and “making boring stuff not so boring.”

Thursday 1 March



Language EVolution in Digital Marketing with Jonathon Drury

Jonathon is a Product Designer (UX) with over 10 years' experience working on digital transformation projects in a wide range of industries, both agency and client side. Experienced at moderating design thinking workshops and design sprints, Jonathon is a creative thinker who puts the user first while understanding the importance of balancing those needs with business requirements and development capabilities.

Thursday 22 March