News roundup – February, 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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Social prescription with Aspire
One of Univ’s partner charities, Aspire, takes a “Social Prescription” approach to wellbeing. Find out more here.
The Language of Symmetry
Professor Caroline Terquem has taken part in an event organized by the British Museum, and hosted by Professor Denis Noble and Benedict Rattigan, entitled “The language of symmetry”. Read more here.
Academic visitor from Nigeria
We welcome Godwin Ogbole, Associate Professor of Radiology, who has arrived on a six-month visit to the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, as part of the Africa Oxford Initiative. Find out more here.
Valentine’s Day card
Sage Goodwin (2017, DPhil History) has designed a Valentine’s Day card which will be sold in Sainsbury’s this year. More here.
David Frederick appointed as Foundation Fellow
David Frederick (1983, Politics), a prominent appellate attorney in Washington, D.C., has recently been appointed as a University College Foundation Fellow. Read more here.
Discovering Fire Island
Ahead of the publication of his new book, Jack Parlett, Junior Research Fellow in English, takes us on an introductory trip to Fire Island. Find out more.
Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group chair
In January, Professor Tamsin Mather, Supernumerary Fellow in Earth Sciences, became the new chair of the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group. Read more here.
Sustainability in Univ Catering
Our Kitchen and Buttery Teams have been working hard on more sustainable practices in College – find out what they have been doing here.
DPhil work at CEREGE
Read the Research Training Fund Report by Odysseus Archontikis (2019, DPhil in Earth and Environmental Sciences) here.
Not all babies are in the same boat
Dr Alex Hendry, Scott Family Junior Research Fellow, has published two papers since the start of 2022, analysing executive function and self-control in early childhood. Find out more here.
The students are revolting (and so is the food)
In this month’s Treasure we explore the first documented example of serious student protest at Univ (and yes, it’s partly about beer prices…) Read it here.
Andrew Lewis (2018, DPhil Politics) has co-written an article on deepfake technology and content moderation. Find out more here.
In Memoriam Kwasi Wiredu
Kwasi Wiredu (1958, B.Phil), often called the greatest living African philosopher, passed away on 5 January 2022. Read more.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
• Adam Smith, Professor of US Politics & Political History at Oxford University, can be heard on BBC Radios The Long View, commenting on the rise of the United States in the second half of the 19th century. Listen here.
• Emily Jones, associate professor in public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, comments on the UK’s progress in making new trade agreements here.
• Writer and poet Jennifer Wong (1998, English) has been appointed a visiting fellow at TORCH Oxford (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) for 2022-23. Details here.
Dr Anne Carter (2009, BCL & MPhil Law), Senior Lecturer, Deakin Law School, Deakin University, Australia, published her first book in January: Proportionality and Facts in Constitutional Adjudication (Bloomsbury, 2022)
Dr Beatriz Moreno García (2016, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)) had an article published in the Journal of Plant Physiology last month. Read it here.
Polly Jones, Schrecker-Barbour Tutorial Fellow in Slavonic and East European Studies, has written the introduction to the upcoming publication of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate (translated by Robert Chandler). Details here.