News roundup – April, 2022
Each month we bring together all of the latest news from our extended Univ family. From Alumni and College news, to updates on Univ North and our Profile and Treasure features. We hope you enjoy this month’s news from Univ — all in one place…
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Cancer blood test
Professor Nicola R. Sibson has recently had a paper published in Clinical Cancer Research describing a new minimally invasive and inexpensive blood test that can identify cancer in patients with non-specific symptoms. Find out more.
Gabriel in the Garden
Clare Bayley, Univ’s Visitor in the Creative Arts 2020-21, returns to College to present George Sand’s Gabriel as our Garden Play on 26, 27, 28 May. More here.
The insects of Univ
From “bug hotels” and insect audits to wild flowers and reduced mowing – find out from Robbie Eason, our Head of Ground Maintenance, here.
NIHR Senior Investigator
Professor Najib Rahman, Supernumerary Fellow in Medicine, has been named National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. Find out more.
National Pet Day 2022
Today is National Pet Day and we’re celebrating our faithful friends with this gallery of images sent in by our extended Univ family. Explore it here.
In Memoriam: Dr Godfrey Fowler OBE
The College regrets to report that Dr Godfrey Fowler OBE (1950, Medicine), who served as the College’s doctor from 1981-91, died on 29 March 2022 aged 90. More here.
WCR Committee 2022-2023
Meet the recently elected WCR Committee for 2022-23 here.
The Martlet issue 14
The latest issue of Univ’s magazine is now online; explore it here.
Order of the Holy Brâncoveanu Martyrs
Stefan Dascalu (2018, DPhil Bioscience – Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)) was recently awarded the Order of the Holy Brâncoveanu Martyrs . Find out more here.
A tale of two manuscripts
This month’s Treasure takes a closer look at MS. 26 and MS. 41, both produced during the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Discover them here.
New Young Univ Gallery portraits
Four new portraits now form part of our ongoing Young Univ Gallery Project – read more here.
Internal choral and instrumental awards
The College is pleased to announce that the 2021/22 internal music scholarships have been awarded. Discover the award winners here.
UCBC newsletter HT22
All the latest news from UCBC here.
Lancet Microbe publication
Dr Nick Kanellakis is the first author of a new genetic study “The bacteriology of pleural infection (TORPIDS): an exploratory metagenomics analysis through next generation sequencing”. More here
Read all of Univ’s College news here or explore Univ’s Treasures.
A report on our recent Gaudy by Alison Pindar (1991, English) and a photo gallery of the day here.
The Pacifist is a new short film by Univ OMs Matthew Hardy (2018, English) and Jack Rennie (2017, PPL) – synopsis, trailer and more here.
NASA research award
NASA has awarded a prestigious astrophysics research fellowship to Dr Ryan MacDonald (2011, Physics). Find out more.
TORCH call for submissions
Dr Jennifer Wong (1998, English) is a Visiting Fellow at TORCH Oxford. More including details of project submissions here.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
Univ North shortlisted in Housing Design Awards
The Univ North development has been shortlisted in the Project Category for the Housing Design Awards 2022. More here.
Read all of our Univ North news here or explore our dedicated Univ North page.
John Weltman, 1979, History – Read it here.
Emma Woods, 1987, Experimental Psychology – Read it here.
Leonie Defonteyne, 2018, MSt in Classical Archaeology, MCR welfare officer – Read it here.
Patrick Chung, 1996, Geography – Read it here.
Explore all of our Profile Features.
• Dr Tom Marshall (1983, Physiology) is a clinical radiologist has been awarded a Travelling Professorship this year, in recognition of his contributions to Skeletal Radiology and teaching in medicine and radiology. He will be visiting training schemes around the UK to teach radiologists in training, in the hope of attracting them into a career in Skeletal Radiology.
• Dr Christian E Mammen (1993, DPhil Law) will be giving a talk on 25 May to the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre on the topic of whether AI algorithms should be considered artists and authors under copyright law. Details here.
Dr Graeme Baber’s (1987, Medicine) new monograph, “The British Judges of the International Court of Justice: An Explication? The Later Jurists” (Nova Science Publishers), is available for pre-order (and, from June 2022, for order) here.
Sandy Nairne CBE (1971, History), Honorary Fellow, is currently finalising funding via unbound.com for his latest co-authored book “Titan of the Thames”, a biography of Lord Desborough. You can support the book here.