News roundup – January, 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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Master appointed to the Order of the Garter
Valerie Amos, Master of Univ, has been made a Lady Companion to the Noble Order of the Garter, Britain’s highest order of chivalry. Read more.
Annual Seminar 2021
The Podcast of our Annual Seminar – “The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected – How businesses responded to COVID-19.” – with Antony Jenkins, CBE (1979, PPE) and Emma Woods (1987, Psychology) is available to listen to here.
The Oxford Blue Editor-in-Chief
Jess Steadman (2020, English) is the new Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Blue, the first digital-only student newspaper in Oxford. Find our more here.
Professor Muhammad Yunus Podcast
To celebrate 100 Years of PPE at Oxford we were delighted to co-host a virtual conversation with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus. Listen to the podcast here.
Der Geist von Canterville
Our first Treasure of the year explores Univ’s German translation of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. Find out more.
New Directions in Molecular Scattering
An Old Members’ Trust Graduate Conference and Academic Travel Grant Report by Philip Pearcy. Read it here.
University College Boat Club newsletter
Read the UCBC newsletter in full here.
Journal of the History of Ideas
Dr Sophie Smith, Tutorial Fellow in Political Theory and Associate Professor of Political Theory, has been named Executive Editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas. More here.
How the Color Line Bends
Dr Nina Yancy (2015, DPhil Politics) has written How the Color Line Bends: The Geography of White Prejudice in Modern America (Oxford University Press), which will be published in May 2022. Find out more.
Housekeep founder MBE
Avin Rabheru (2001, PPE), Housekeep founder and CEO, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours – read more here.
Satirist for Hire
Andy Zaltzman (1993, Classics) begins a live UK tour in February 2022: Satirist for Hire. Find out more.
Skye McAlpine Tavola
Skye McAlpine (2003, Classics), author of the cookbooks A Table in Venice and A Table for Friends, has created her own line of tableware: Skye McAlpine Tavola. Read more here.
The Parrot in the Mirror
Dr Antone Martinho-Truswell (2015, DPhil Medicine), former Junior Dean, has written a book, The Parrot in the Mirror, based on his DPhil research – find out more here.
High Level Panel appointment
Can Yeginsu (1999, BA English and BCL) has been appointed as the Deputy Chair of The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom. Find out more here.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
Green Univ North
Find out more about Sustainability and biodiversity in the planning and development of our Univ North community here.
Univ North project planning tour
Led by Andrew Grant, Finance Bursar and Martha Cass, Senior Development Executive, our most recent tour focused on project planning & implementation. Find out more here.
Natalie Matias, Regular Giving Manager. Read it here.
Boyan Popov, 2019, PPE. Read it here.
Martha Storey, 2019, Maths and Philosophy. Read it here.
Professor Nick Yeung, Sir Jules Thorne Tutorial Fellow. Read it here.
Corinna Hartinger, 2019, DPhil Bioscience. Read it here.
Explore all of our Profile Features.
Lizzie (Classics) looks at Bettany Hughes’ book Helen of Troy, which explores the truth behind the myth of the Trojan War. Read more here.
Max (Earth Sciences) takes off on a deep dive into the NASA website in his review here.
Megan (English Language and Literature) looks at how George Eliot’s Middlemarch can remind you that there is value in living an “unremarkable” life here.
Molly (PPE) reviews Philosophy by David Papineau, the book that made her most excited about studying the subject as part of PPE. Read it here.
• Alexandra Wilson (2013, PPE) has joined 4PB, one of the UK’s largest chambers of family law barristers. After studying PPE at Univ she did a graduate diploma and Master’s in Law at BPP University. She received the first ever Queen’s scholarship at Middle Temple.
An expanded Chinese language edition of Professor W Richard Bowen’s FREng (1971, BA & DPhil Chemistry) Engineering Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities (Springer) has been published by Zhejiang University Press.
David Bell, Emeritus Fellow, has published two collections of shorts stories; Salt Scars and Hagg Wood.
Professor Christopher Pelling, Honorary and Emeritus Fellow, has edited both Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VI and VII (CUP). He has also co-edited, with Stephen Harrison, Classical Scholarship and Its History (De Gruyter).