News roundup – December, 2021
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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Choral Advent Calendar 2021
Open a new ‘door’ each day to listen to a Christmas or Advent carol from our Choir and Martlet Voices. Listen here.
Lyra’s Life – Chapter 4
It’s Lyra the College kitten’s first Christmas – find out what she’s been up to here.
Slovak ambassador visit
Univ recently welcomed the Slovak ambassador, Róbert Ondrejcsák, and the Slovak counsellor for public and cultural diplomacy, Elena Mallicková. More here.
Print reduction at Univ
As a College we continue to look at ways of reducing our printing and paper requirements; find out what we are doing here.
Martlet Voices concert
On Saturday, 20 November, Martlet Voices came together again to give a concert of folksong arrangements – more here.
Composting in College
Find out more about College’s initiatives to reduce green waste here.
Carolling at Univ
On the last Thursday of term, Front Quad was taken over by children from five local primary schools, along with the Chapel Choir and the Univ Community Choir for an outdoors carolling event. Read more.
Canada travel diary 2021
An Academic Opportunity Fund Report by Farsan Ghassim, Experimental Psychology – read it here.
President of the Oxford Union
Congratulations to Michael-Akolade Ayodeji (2018, PPE) who has been elected President of the Oxford Union for Trinity 2022. Find out more.
Univ Virtual Book Club roundup
Since November 2020 we have held thirteen virtual book club events – find out more about them here.
Find out more about the amazing job done by our student helpers during this year’s telethon here.
Univ’s Old Library – 160 years young
To mark the Old Library’s 160th birthday this month’s Treasure Feature looks at the details of both the main entrance and the window above it. Read it here.
Univ publications 2021
We are delighted to detail a selection of books published by our extended Univ family during the last year. Discover them here.
COVID-19 immunity research
Research co-led by Univ’s Professor Tao Dong may help to explain differences in the severity of COVID-19 cases. Details here.
Gordon Cox, our Development Director, has accepted a position at the University of Bath and will be leaving Univ in January. Read more here.
In support of early years childcare
Read the statement of support from Professor Catherine Holmes, ADM Cox Old Members’ Tutorial Fellow in Medieval History, here.
Change in Univ North governance
The decision has been taken to re-organize the governance and committee structure for the Univ North project I find out more here.
Univ by Univ: Daniel and William Coquillette
For Daniel and William Coquillette Univ was quite the family affair. Both attended as students and their father, Robert, supported the original Stavertonia Project. We invited them to share their memories of life at Univ here.
• Professor Ruth Chang, chair and professor of jurisprudence at the University of Oxford and a professorial fellow at Univ spoke recently at the Scottish Homelessness Conference. More here.
• When Covid stalled his film work Armando Iannucci (1982, English) took revenge on the virus in the form of a poem about Britain, Brexit and the pandemic. Read more on theguardian.com
• Our congratulations to Dr Andrew McCormick (1975, Geology) who was awarded a CB in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2021.
• Jeff McLean (2004, PPE) has been appointed to the role of President at ghSMART, the Chicago-based leadership advisory firm.
Ben Jackson’s, Leslie Mitchell Tutorial Fellow in Modern History and Associate Professor of Modern History, has co-edited The Neoliberal Age? Britain since the 1970s. The book is open access and can be downloaded free here.
Carolina Academic Press has published Professions and Politics in Crisis, written by Professor Mark Jones (1971, Law).