Europaeum shot on film
A television documentary on the Europaeum has been prepared by Deutsche Welle, the German equivalent of BBC World Service Television, under the title 'European Studies at Oxford'.
Filming took place over two days in February in Oxford, and involved a range of locations and participants. The programme focused on the Europaeum, but sought also to illustrate the broader subject of European Studies, incorporating footage of an MPhil class by Professor Jack Hayward, Professor of European Studies and Director of Oxford's Institute of European Studies, the Taylorian Library Reading Room, an interview with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Peter North, on the background to the Europaeum's network of institutions, and a round-table discussion with postgraduate students from many countries. In defining the distinctive character of European Studies courses available at Oxford, several students pointed to the inclusion of both politics and society in the curriculum and the opportunity to explore them.
The programme will convey Oxford's links with its partner universities and will be shown to international audiences in Europe and North and South America via Eutelsat and Intelsat from 12.30 GMT on 22 May as part of the European monthly magazine programme Fifteen for Europe. Grafin Madeleine Douglas, a long-standing benefactor of the Europaeum and a member of the Founders' Council, was responsible for capturing German television's interest in in the project.