News roundup – January, 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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My Univ: Jeremy Franklin
Jeremy Franklin from Univ’s Works Department talks about what makes College so special for him. Read it here.
Unravelling the secrets of matter
Annika Möslein is a second year DPhil student in Engineering Science at the Multifunctional Materials & Composite (MMC) Laboratory at Oxford. Learn about here work here
Ben Jackson on Start the Week
Ben Jackson, Leslie Mitchell Tutorial Fellow in Modern History, was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week discussing his recent book The Case for Scottish Independence: A History of Nationalist Political Thought in Modern Scotland (2020). Find out more here.
A message from The Master
Watch Valerie Amos’s video here.
JCR and WCR Hilary term welcome
Read welcome letters for Hilary term from Dagmawi Yosief (2019, PPE), JCR President, and Judy Sayers (2019, DPhil Biology), WCR President, here.
Dr Rachel Wheatley (2016, DPhil Plant Sciences), Junior Dean, has led a study looking at CRISPR-Cas systems in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Read more.
Garden News January 2021
Read the update from Robbie Eason, Head of Grounds Maintenance, here.
A virtual start to Hilary Term
Read the latest on plans for an online and remote term here.
Sir Ernst Chain: Penicillin Pioneer
In our latest Treasure Feature we find out more about the work of Ernst Boris Chain. Read it here.
Federal Trade Commission
Professor Andrew Sweeting (1992, PPE) is serving as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission from January 2020 to January 2021. More here.
Paul Chellgren – 40 years of AFUCO
The American Friends of University College Oxford (AFUCO) has been actively fundraising for the College for more than 40 years, founded and directed by Mr Paul Chellgren (1966, Economics), Honorary and Foundation Fellow. Find out more about him here.
Silver Screen Alumni
No surprise that Univ has produced so many Alumni of note, but, following a chance conversation, we were surprised by quite how many had been immortalised on screen. Discover them here.
Maine State House of Representatives
Dr Sam Zager (1997, MPhil Modern History) was elected in November to the Maine State House of Representatives. Since 2011 he has been practising as a family physician in Maine. Read more here.
Young Univ Stories: Hetal Jani
In the first of this news series find out more about Hetal Jani (2013, BA PPE) the Operations and Programmes Officer at Access – The Foundation for Social Investment here.
Street Life in Renaissance Italy
Professor Fabrizio Nevola’s (1989, History and Italian), Chair in Art History and Visual Culture at Exeter University, new book Street Life in Renaissance Italy was recently published. Details here.
The interview archives – Edition 1
In this new series we highlight audio and video interviews with, and profiles on, a wide range of Univ OMs. We start with Lord Colin Moynihan (1974, PPE), Dr Festus Mogae (1965, PPE) and Amanda Brookfield (1979, English). Listen here.
Univ’s new “American Friends”
Jim (1984, MPhil Politics) and Ruth Shannon (1985, MSc Computer Science) have taken over the management of the American Friends of University College Oxford (AFUCO) from Paul Chellgren (1966). Find out more about them here.
Louise Carey’s (2010, English) first solo novel, INSCAPE, came out on 21 January and was featured in the Guardian‘s roundup of the best recent science fiction and fantasy releases. Details here.
The Poppy War TV
Rebecca F Kuang’s (2019, MSc Contemporary Chinese Studies) trilogy of fantasy novels, which begins with The Poppy War, is being adapted for television. Find out more.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
Dr Catherine Manning, Supernumerary Fellow in Autism and Related Disorders. Read it here.
Lydia Khechine, 2019, History and Politics. Read it here.
Pip Cull, Donor Relations Officer. Read it here.
Professor Ruth Chang, Professorial Fellow, Chair and Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. Read it here.
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