The high profile nature of the event is a great opportunity for the Officer Cadets to interact with senior personalities both in the Royal Navy and the academic community

Lt Will Jones

Lt Will Jones RN, Commanding Officer of the Oxford URNU said "The high profile nature of the event is a great opportunity for the Officer Cadets to interact with senior personalities both in the Royal Navy and the academic community."

The annual event is funded by the Guy Hudson Memorial Trust, with the Oxford URNU Commanding Officer's post serving as Secretary and Treasurer of Trust's Management Board.

The Guy Hudson Memorial Trust was founded in 1997 and exists to “Support the education, directly and indirectly, of Royal Navy and Royal Marines Officers at Oxford”, through the use of a generous bequest from the late Lieutenant R G O Hudson DSC RNVR.

In addition to generously supporting the Unit the Trust provides funding for the Hudson Fellow, an annual appointment of a senior officer who spends a year in Oxford on an extended research project.

This year's Hudson Fellow is Captain Chris O'Flaherty RN, a naval minewarfare specialist, which is also the focus area of his current research.