Provost launches Oxford Pride Alumni Network

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Alumni Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

27th June 2024

Provost launches Oxford Pride Alumni Network

Coinciding with global pride month, the Oxford Pride Alumni Network (OxPAN) is a new initiative designed to connect, empower, and celebrate an estimated 35,000 LGBTQ+ graduates from the University of Oxford living and working around the world.

The network was launched last night by Provost David Isaac, who chairs the University’s LGBTQ+ Task and Finish Group and was previously chair of Stonewall and the Equality & Human Rights Commission. The inaugural webinar centred around a discussion about the state of LGBTQ+ rights and legal protections around the world.

The LGBTQ+ community has a rich history at Oxford – but hasn't always been entirely visible or openly celebrated. OxPAN is a very positive step forward to recognise the contribution of LGBTQ+ alumni to the life of the University, to allow our graduates to be part of a supportive global network and to help shape the future of Oxford.
David Isaac CBE

Christer Holloman, Oxford graduate and founder of the initiative explains that ‘through a variety of engaging events, both online and in-person, the network will provide valuable resources to support alumni in their career development and personal growth’. He continues, ‘We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ alumni to connect, share experiences, and build meaningful professional relationships.’

Find out more on the OxPAN website

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