Oxford Exchange was founded on the idea of community. With OE Spotlight, we’re setting culture and knowledge
at the forefront, showcasing the most gifted artists and brightest minds from near and far. Intended to bring
together an array of interests and ideas, through innovative and thought-provoking programming, we hope our ongoing
selection of speakers will spark meaningful and lasting conversations.
We drew inspiration for OE Spotlight from London’s Gresham College — an institution providing free public lectures since
1597 as requested by the Will of Sir Thomas Gresham. An influential merchant and economist, Gresham sought to provide opportunities
for higher learning by bringing the world’s greatest minds into the public forum. Gresham College does not confer degrees, rather it
allows interested individuals to interact freely with academic leaders.
OE Spotlight will capture the spirit of Gresham College and take it even further. We hope it will entertain our sense of curiosity,
inspire new areas of interest, and ultimately foster Tampa’s emergence as a cultural destination. We hope you’ll join us in shining
a light on the ideas that matter, for the advancement of culture and knowledge.