Dining with Dinosaurs

Dining with Dinosaurs is the highlight of Reuben College's Academic Programme. World-class speakers are invited by Reuben's Fellows to speak, usually on a topic within the College's key research themes, followed by a dinner where guests debate a selection of questions inspired by the seminar and report their thoughts to the rest of the attendees. 


On Tuesday evenings these events will take place in our beautiful new Dining Hall, with dinner provided by our in-house caterers. Dining with Dinosaurs seminars and meals are free of charge for Reuben students, fellows, and staff (a fee will apply for any non-Reuben guests). 

The programme promises a wide range of talks spanning art, science, ethics, and improving the future of our planet. Please note that an invitation by Reuben College to speak at one of its Tuesday evening events does not imply that the College endorses the speaker's views, expressed previously or during the talk.


For a taster of what an evening at Dining with Dinosaurs is like please read the academic case for these events, or a blog written by Reuben's Research Fellows (see below). Details of previous Dining With Dinosaurs series can be found in the programmes listed below: 

How to book

You must register your interest in attending Dining with Dinosaurs by 9am on the previous Friday. 
For events where guests are permitted, Reuben students can bring up to two guests at a cost (with the exception of Week 9, which is a student, fellows and staff only event). Please note that guest tickets are limited and non-refundable.


Cancellations, menu changes and changes to dietary requirements cannot be made after the booking deadline. If you are unable to attend after booking, you can transfer your place to another Reuben student, but please be aware that we cannot change the menu choice you made. If you have booked a guest and your guest cancels after the deadline, no refunds can be made. You are welcome to find someone else, with the same dietary requirements to replace your guest. Please let us know (events@reuben.ox.ac.uk) of any changes to your guests. 

You can find the full terms and conditions here, which must be read before booking a place.

Please bring your own drinks to this event, as only water will be provided at the tables.


Dining with Dinosaurs is a Reuben tradition that exceeded my expectations. The opportunity of attending extremely interesting talks by renowned researchers, and the ability to further discuss their findings on a specific level and the topic on a broader level, is a big advantage.

- Reuben College student, 2022


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