News roundup – December, 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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• Read Dai Shi’s (2019, Oriental Studies) Keasbey Travel Grant Report on the European Association for Japanese Studies Workshop.
• Valerie Amos, Master of Univ, put on the boxing gloves during her first visit as the newest trustee to the 138-year-old Devas Youth Club.
• In this latest of a series of features contrasting images from Univ’s history to their modern equivalent, we recall a visit from Val Kilmer in Then and Now: Shelley and the Saint.
• In this Graduate OMT Travel report, Alison Tam (2021, Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing (EPSRC CDT)) reports on the 10th International Congress on Biocatalysis.
• Dr Robin Darwall-Smith, Univ’s Archivist, is now Joint General Editor of the Oxford Historical Society and has also just accepted an invitation to become Editor of History of Universities.
• On 1 December Main Quad was once again filled with both flickering candlelight and the sound of singing for Carols in the Quad 2022.
• Read the Graduate Conference and Academic Travel Grant Report by Ashley Wright (2020, DPhil Politics) on the APSA 2022 conference.
• We look back here to celebrate a small selection of our undergraduate travel reports.
• Professor Tao Dong’s group will participate in a new research consortium to tackle the monkeypox outbreak.
• We are delighted to bring you – thanks to our Chapel Choir, Community Choir, and Martlet Voices – this selection of songs for the festive season.
• In our final Treasure of the year we look at a collection of files about Christmas and New Year parties held by Univ’s servants between 1932 and 1937 and ask Shall we Dance?
• Our latest OMT Travel Fund Report is by Philip Pearcy (2020, DPhil Theoretical and Physical Chemistry) on Frontiers in Size-Selected Cluster Research.
• We celebrate all-things boat club with this term’s UCBC newsletter.
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• Luke Ramsden (1999, History) has been recognised at the NAPCE Awards 2022.
• To raise money for Combat Stress in memory of fellow UCBC rower James Townley (2001, Engineering and Computer Science) Neil Slinger (2001, Engineering) and Pete Smith (2003, Maths) completed IRONMAN Barcelona.
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• Our latest Profile feature is on our maternity cover Undergraduate Admissions and Access Manager, Joshua Newman.
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• Rachel (PPE) reviews Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Of the Social Contract.
• Hannah T (Biomedical Sciences), reviews Oliver Sacks’s classic The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
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