News roundup – January, 2023
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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• Our latest Old Members’ Trust Graduate Conference and Academic Travel Fund Report is by Hannah Asiki (2020, Chemistry in Cells) on the Kinetoplastid Molecular Cell Biology conference 2022.
• Odysseus Archontikis (2019, DPhil in Earth and Environmental Sciences) has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Tyge Christensen Prize.
• Read Daniel Halford’s (2019, DPhil Earth Sciences) Travel Fund Report on the Geological Society of America Conference.
• Univ welcomes poet and cognitive scientist Pireeni Sundaralingam (1986, Experimental Psychology) as the College’s inaugural Poet Laureate.
• Professor Peter Magill, Supernumerary Fellow in Neurobiology, is now leading the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit.
• We look at the town and gown struggle that almost prevented the building of our iconic bridge in Then and Now: A Logical Bridge.
• Lot Koopmans (2021, Environmental Research (NERC DTP) – Earth Sciences) reports on the Maine Pegmatite Workshop 2022.
• Professor Barry Potter, Supernumerary Fellow, has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS).
• Watch the video introduction from College’s inaugural Poet Laureate, Pireeni Sundaralingam (1986, Experimental Psychology).
• This month’s treasure features Edmond Halley’s recently discovered Astronomiæ cometicæ synopsis.
• On Saturday, 21 January, auditions took place for this year’s Mendl-Schrama Prize in Music.
• Read Leonie Defonteyne’s (2018, MSt in Classical Archaeology) Roger Short Memorial Fund Travel Diary on travels in Turkey and Greece.
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• Emma Tucker (1986, PPE) has been appointed as the new Editor of The Wall Street Journal.
• Professor Stephen Keevil (1983, Physics) has been appointed President of the British Institute of Radiology.
• Former Univ Professorial Fellow and Registrar, Dr Julie Maxton, Executive Director of The Royal Society, was promoted to DBE, and Professor John Finnis AC (1962, Law), Honorary and Emeritus Fellow, was appointed CBE in the New Year Honours.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news.
• In our first Profile of 2023 we meet Nicolas Kyriakides (2011, MSt in Law and DPhil in Law).
• For our second Profile of January we talk to Katie Lofthouse (2018, Experimental Psychology).
• In our final Profile for January we meet Founder and CEO of Housekeep, Avin Rabheru MBE (2001, PPE)
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• Aliyyah (PPE) reviews Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner’s classic in behavioural economics, Freakanomics.
• In our latest student-led review as Holly (PPE) gets inspired by Nigel Warburton’s A Little History of Philosophy.
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• Dr Mirela Ivanova, Univ JRF 2019-21, has, with her colleague Ben Anderson (Cornell), co-edited the forthcoming Is Byzantine Studies a Colonialist Discipline? Towards a Critical Historiography. It is due for publication in June – details at psupress.org
• Miles Kellerman (2017, DPhil International Relations) has had an article – Supranational detectives? Transnational market abuse and the politics of surveillance delegation in the EU – published in Journal of European Public Policy based on the research he did whilst at Univ. See tandfonline.com