Entries by Georgia Lewis

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From Rwanda to Oxford

By Julie Greene, Skoll Scholar and Oxford MBA candidate 2018-19 I awoke to the sound of beating. My young female neighbor was screaming, and the dull thud of weight hitting a body was audible. I had been living in rural Rwanda for about a year, serving as an Education Volunteer with the US Peace Corps, […]

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Skoll Centre launches Impact Lab programme

By Shruthi Vijaykumar, Skoll Centre Associate The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship this year launches the “Impact Lab”, a one year co-curricular programme designed to enable Oxford MBA students to take a leading role in tackling the complex and pressing social and environmental challenges of our world. The programme cultivates the knowledge, tools and personal […]

Emerge 2017

This weekend, we welcomed 400+ attendees across two days at the Saïd Business School for our 9th annual Emerge Conference. People from across the globe came together for what was a jam-packed event, dedicated to showcasing innovation across a variety of trends within the social impact space. We invited four writers to join us as […]


The Story of Emerge 2016

The Skoll Centre held its eighth annual Emerge Conference from 12-13 November – a highlight in our annual social impact calendar.  Almost 500 attendees were present, including 65 speakers, and over 20 sessions were held ranging from workshops, to conversations, to speaker hosted lunches, and even an Oxford style debate. Emerge 2016 highlighted critical social […]

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From Guadalajara to Oxford

Macarena Hernandez de Obeso is passionate about the economic opportunity for Mexico’s deprived communities. She is also our 2016-17 Skoll Scholar and Oxford MBA student. Her journey from Guadalajara started with a simple Skype call. Macarena shares the story. Two years ago I had the luck to have a conversation by Skype with Pamela Hartigan. […]

Knowledge to Action – Leading for Impact

Amy Orben is a social media psychologist, interdisciplinary thinker and 2016-17 Leading for Impact Fellow. As a DPhil (PhD) Student in Experimental Psychology, she currently researches how social media is changing human sociality and friendship formation. The Leading for Impact programme was an opportunity for her to step out of the ‘comfort zone’, and into […]