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 Thursday evenings for the academic year 2022-23, these events will take place in the beautiful setting of Oxford's Museum of Natural History. Dinner is provided by local catering company Vaults and Garden, who specialise in high-quality, locally sourced and sustainable produce. 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). Each Reuben student can bring up to two guests at a cost of £30 per guest.


Information on the seminar series for Trinity Term 2023 can be found here. 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 Thursday 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, read this speech by Prof Esther Becker (Vice President of Reuben College), 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: 


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


first dining w dinosaurs