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Free online events

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas adverts galore abound at this time of year. But can you really buy the most precious thing of all - happiness? We can't wait to host our festive online live event to discuss whether money can buy happiness. We'll be broadcasting live on Facebook at 6pm on Tuesday 12 December 2017 and discussing 'Can money buy happiness?'. We'll hear from philosopher of happiness, Michael Plant, and an economist, Dr Abigail Adams, who researches the decisions we make with our money. They'll also be joined by YouTuber and Oxford student, Viola Helen, and you can send in your questions for them. You can RSVP today (or register with Oxplore for a reminder). If you can't wait, explore Can money buy happiness? right now!

We also can't wait to hold our next live stream for schools! Join Oxplore for an interactive online event for schools at 2pm on Tuesday 6 February 2018. We’ll be discussing the Big Question ‘Would it be better if we all spoke the same language?’ with specialists from across the University of Oxford. Tune in for debate, competitions, fun facts and the chance to have your say. Teachers are able to RSVP on behalf of their schools right now. If your school aren't taking part and you'd like them to - email us at oxplore@admin.ox.ac.uk and we'll send them all the details.

Check out our new features!

Oxplore is now available for everyone to use. You might have already seen the site as part of the limited release earlier this year, but we’ve added some cool new features like commenting on Big Questions, bookmarking and registration. Take a look around. Oh, and register because we'll soon be releasing some member exclusive content, competitions and more!

Hot off the Big Question press

Our newest Big Questions are:

We're working on these right now:

  • Would it be better if we all spoke the same language?
  • Are humans ruining the earth?

Don’t forget, you can submit your own Big Questions too!

We have lift off!

Oxplore was officially launched by the University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor (Professor Louise Richardson) on 20 September 2017. As part of our launch we visited schools across the country as well as hosting a day of activities in Oxford for some of the schools who helped us design and build Oxplore over the last year. The day included workshops on the Big Question 'Would you want to live forever?' and young people had their say by voting live.

Oxplore Launch event in Oxford

Oxplore's launch event at Pembroke College, Oxford. Photos by John Cairns.