You’d expect to find extraordinary people at Oxford, and you’d be right: from our award-winning faculty whose research is changing how businesses and governments do their work, to our global cosmopolitan student body, to our alumni who are changing the world, to our outstanding staff, including one of the best chefs in Britain. What makes them extraordinary is their curiosity, their intelligence, their challenging nature, and their tenacity – and two less obvious traits. In a world sounding a retreat to national borders, we celebrate that we are unabashedly global.
At Oxford Saïd, everyone is a minority, starting with me, an American in England. Also, while our community is ambitious and competitive – for example, winning the MBAT tournament for two years in a row, and winning scores of other competitions – we do so by working hard and playing hard, yet still being respectful, gracious, and collaborative.