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. 

looking over dinner at the natural history museum from the balcony

Usually on Thursday evenings for the academic year 2022-23 these events will once again 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. Again, for the academic year 2022-23, Dining with Dinosaurs seminars and meals will be 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 guests.

Information on the seminar series for Hilary Term 2023 can be found here and promises a wide range of talks spanning art, science, ethics, and improving the future of our planet. An invitation by Reuben College to speak at one its Thursday evening events does not imply that the College endorses the speaker's views, expressed previously or during the talk.

For an example of previous seminar series, check out the Dining With Dinosaurs programmes for 2022.

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, summer 2022

For a taste of what an evening at Dining with Dinosaurs is like, read this speech by Prof. Esther Becker, Vice President of Reuben College, or read one of the blogs, written by Reuben's Research Fellows: