Two Univ students were in the Oxford University Basketball Club Blues teams that won Varsity this year.
Jacob Feltham Forbes (2022, DPhil History) played for the men’s team who won 84-74. Dr Beth Hamilton (2018, DPhil Population Health) played for the women’s team who won 69-50.
Before starting his DPhil, Jacob completed the MSt in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford (2022) and the BA in History at King’s College London (2020). Jacob’s DPhil research explores the social and cultural history of Black British people from a transnational perspective. While his primary focus is Britain’s post-war migrant communities, he engages with the print cultures of colonial and ex-colonial peoples beyond the British isles, across the Atlantic, to identify sites of cultural and political exchange in decolonising and postcolonial milieus. He is interested in the growth of these diasporic networks into metropolitan communities and the varied expressions of arts, culture and political thought that accompanied these processes.
Prior to doing a DPhil in Population Health at Univ, Dr Beth Hamilton completed a Doctor of Medicine with First Class Honours and received a University Medal at Griffith University in 2016. She did a Masters in Global Health Science and Epidemiology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. She was previously a Director of Ubuntu Through Health, delivering aid projects in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and East Timor. In addition to basketball, she captained the women’s team that won Aussie Rules Football Varsity in 2020. You can read an interview with her here and find out about her work during the pandemic here.
You can watch the recorded livestreams of both Varsity Blues matches on YouTube.
Published: 5 May 2023