The Oxford Internet Institute Awards celebrates individuals and organisations that have made extraordinary contributions to the development, use or study of the Internet for the public good. As leaders in academia, government, non-profits, and private industry, winners of our Internet and Society Award and Lifetime Achievement Award represent some of the most influential figures in the shaping of today’s Internet and online environment. The Awards embody our core values: a belief in the great public good of a free and open Internet, in the vital importance of innovation, research and exploration, and in the moral significance of hard work and aspiration tempered by a strong social conscience.

The next Oxford Internet Institute Awards will be held on the evening of Friday 16 November 2018.

About the day

Lifetime Achievement Lecture: In Conversation with Professor Judy Wajcman

17:30 – 19:30, Convocation House and Divinity School, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

The Oxford Internet Institute Awards will begin with a public lecture by Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Professor Judy Wajcman, in conversation with OII Deputy Director Dr Victoria Nash. As one of the founding contributors to the field of the social study of science and technology, as well as to studies of gender, work and organisations, Professor Wajcman will speak on how our understanding of gender and technology has (or has not) changed since the publication of her seminal texts in the field in the early 1990’s. The lecture will be held in the beautiful Convocation House, followed by a drinks reception in Divinity School.

Dinner & Awards Ceremony

19:45 – 23:00, Balliol College, University of Oxford, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BJ

Following the lecture and drinks reception, guests will make their way to Balliol College, one of Oxford’s oldest and most beautiful colleges. Meet our award winners, distinguished guests and OII faculty, students and alumni over a three-course dinner with wine from the college cellar. Awards will be presented to this year’s four winners by OII faculty and students.

Getting to Oxford

Please see the University of Oxford website for information about travelling to Oxford (by air, train or coach) if you are unfamiliar. Please see the Bodleian Library website for a map of Divinity School & Convocation House at the Bodleian Library.


Many Oxford streets are closed to traffic and parking is severely limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the five Park and Ride bus services. Please refer to Oxfordshire County Council’s up-to-date traffic information for details of all local road works and any disruptions likely to delay your journey.

There are five Park and Ride sites which serve Oxford City Centre.

  • Oxford Parkway (north). For satnav use OX2 8HA.  Take the 500 bus to and from the city centre.
  • Pear Tree (north). For satnav use OX2 8JD.  Take the 300 bus to and from the city centre.
  • Redbridge (south). For satnav use OX1 4XG.  Take the 300 bus to and from the city centre.
  • Thornhill (east). For satnav use OX3 8DP.  Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.
  • Seacourt (west). For satnav use OX2 0HP.  Take the 400 bus to and from the city centre.

Please note that Thornhill and Seacourt are often full. We  recommend that drivers coming from the east (including London), the south and the west use the Redbridge Park and Ride, while drivers arriving from the north can choose between Pear Tree and Oxford Parkway. The Oxford Bus Company has detailed information on Park and Ride locations, timetables and fares.

Parking in Oxford city centre is limited and can be expensive. Guests are advised that the distance between Convocation House/Divinity School and Balliol College is a five-minute walk and does not require car transport. For information on car parks, on-street parking and costs of parking, see Oxfordshire County Council’s website.

For information on parking in Oxford for people with disabilities, please see Oxford City Council’s Blue Badge scheme.

Dress code

The dress code for the evening is black tie.


Please email events@oii.ox.ac.uk if you have any accessibility requirements.