The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honour those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of humankind. The awards are held annually in November, in Kyoto, Japan. The Laureates travel to Oxford in the following May where the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford is pleased to host them.
We will be welcoming the 2017 Laureates to Oxford for a series of events which will take place on 8 and 9 May 2018.
Public Lecture by Dr Graham Farquhar, Kyoto Prize 2017 Laureate for Basic Sciences
With his work spanning physics, applied mathematics and plant physiology, Dr Farquhar’s remarkable work on models of photosynthesis has helped understand and mitigate the effects of climate change on plants, including developing drought-resistant strains of wheat. In his lecture he will share insights…...more
Public Lecture by Dr Takashi Mimura, 2017 Laureate for Advanced Technology
From the first ever glimpse of Neptune transmitted by Voyager 2 in 1989, to the base stations used every day for our mobile phones and antennas, the High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) was instrumental to allow broadcasting-satellite systems to spread around the world. In his fascinating talk, Dr Mimura…...more
Public Lecture by Dr Richard Taruskin, 2017 Laureate for Arts and Philosophy, and a performance by the Villiers Quartet and Jeremy Young, piano
In this lecture combined with music, Dr Taruskin will focus on Shostakovich’s popular Piano Quintet – supported by the University of Oxford’s quartet in residence. Musicologist, critic, historian and author of landmark study “The Oxford History…...more
Watch highlights from the Presentation Ceremony on 10 November 2017.
Watch highlights from the inaugural Kyoto Prize at Oxford events on 9th and 10th May 2017.
Watch Dr Takeo Kanade speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
The launch of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford on 9th May 2017.
As part of the events on 9th May 2017 the Laureates shared their knowledge and research with with graduate students.