Kyoto Prize at Oxford

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 for the Kyoto Prize at Oxford, hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

The Blavatnik School of Government and the Inamori Foundation find a shared purpose in inspiring, educating and connecting individuals who strive for the greater good of society.

Watch the 2021 Laureate lectures on YouTube.

Laureates

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao
Computer scientist
Robert G Roeder
Robert G Roeder
Biochemist and molecular biologist
Bruno Latour
Bruno Latour
Philosopher

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Lecture: How to win a Stalin Prize: Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet (English)
Lecture: How to win a Stalin Prize: Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet (English)

Watch Dr Richard Taruskin speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.

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Lecture: How to win a Stalin Prize: Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet (Japanese)
Lecture: How to win a Stalin Prize: Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet (Japanese)

Watch Dr Richard Taruskin speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.

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Public Lecture by Dr Takashi Mimura, 2017 Laureate for Advanced Technology
Lecture: My fifty years with the transistor (Japanese)

Watch Dr Takashi Mimura speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.

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Public Lecture by Dr Takashi Mimura, 2017 Laureate for Advanced Technology
Lecture: My fifty years with the transistor (English)

Watch Dr Takashi Mimura speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.

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Adventures across disciplines: studying biophysics, and observing the shaping of policies (Japanese)
Lecture: Adventures across disciplines: studying biophysics, and observing the shaping of policies (Japanese)

Watch Dr Graham Farquhar speaking to an audience at the Blavatnik School of Government as part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.

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