News roundup – July, 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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Celebrating Sir Ivor and Lady Crewe
A year after planned events were curtailed, College was finally able to say its goodbyes and offer its thanks to Sir Ivor and Lady Crewe after 12 years’ of Mastership. Find out more.
Andrei Klein Czech Scholars
In September 2020, Univ welcomed our first two Andrei Klein scholars, Karolina and Hana. Meet them in the video here.
Univ Players – Gabriel
On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 June Univ Players staged a promenade performance of extracts from George Sand’s Gabriel. Watch the video highlights here.
A report on Percy’s new home from Angela Unsworth, Domestic Bursar. Read it here.
The Oxford-Radcliffe Scholarships
In 2012, a group of Old Members made an historic commitment of £10m to endow graduate scholarships, to be known as the Oxford-Radcliffe Scholarships. Find out more here.
Mathematics of Machine Learning
Dr Patrick Rebeschini, Tutorial Fellow in Statistics, has taught an online summer school titled “Mathematics of Machine Learning” hosted by the Alan Turing Institute. More here.
Clare Bayley looks back
Our Visitor in the Arts 2020-2021 reflects on her time at Univ. It’s been an eventful year! Read it here.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2021
Our congratulations to Professor Ruth Chang, Professorial Fellow, who has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More here.
Nick Ryan (2018, MMaths), Vice President of Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club (OULRC), and Matthew Hudson (2019, Ancient & Modern History), OULRC President for 2021-22, achieved fourth place together in a lightweight pair boat on Day 3 of BUCS. More here.
A Univ altarpiece restored
This month’s treasure follows the fortunes of a unique altarpiece created for Univ’s Chapel by James Griffith, Master 1808-21. Discover it here.
Anxiety and depersonalisation
An Academic Opportunity Fund Report by Katie Lofthouse, Experimental Psychology. Read it here.
Digital entrepreneurs: Nadia Odunayo
In the first of a new series we invited some of Univ’s entrepreneurs to talk about what inspires them and how they got started on their entrepreneurial journey. Read it here.
Skúli Magnússon (1997, Law) was elected Parliamentary Ombudsman of Iceland on 26 April 2021. Read more here.
Young Univ Stories: Adam CJ Park (2005, MChem Chemistry)
At Univ, Adam rowed in the Men’s 1st VIII, was a two-time Blue and the president of the University Taekwondo squad. Read about his journey to, through, and beyond College here.
In conversation with Allan Blaza
Allan Blaza came up twice to Univ, first in 1943 for the RAF short course, then to read History after the Second World War. Read our interview here.
Hong Kong mass transit railway
A personal recollection by Colin Coulson (1955, Engineering), Former Senior HK partner, Freeman Fox & Partners, consulting engineers. Read it here.
The interview archives
In this series we highlight audio and video interviews with, and profiles on, a wide range of Univ OMs. Today we feature Tom Hooper (1991, English), Professor Nicola Lacey CBE (1979, BCL), and Michael York (1961, English). Listen here.
Professor Nicholas Rawlins (1968, PPP), Emeritus Fellow, has been appointed as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Find out more.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
• UCBC’s latest newsletter can be read here.
• Professor Trisha Greenhalgh OBE (1980, Medicine), Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University, was a guest on LBC News on 15 July. She took questions from listeners about how life would change when the government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July. She also appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live discussing whether this is the right time to lift restrictions in England. Listen here.
• Professor Catherine Holmes, A.D.M. Cox Old Members’ Tutorial Fellow in Medieval History, gave a lecture on 7 May 2021 at the Royal Historical Society on “The Making and Breaking of Kinetic Empire: Mobility, Communication and Political Change in the Eastern Mediterranean, c.950-1100 C.E.” The lecture is available as a podcast from royalhistsoc.org
• Dr Niclas Moneke, Tutorial Fellow in Economics, was awarded a John Fell Fund by the University of Oxford in the academic year 2020-2021.
• Professor Tian Yuan Tan, Professorial Fellow and Shaw Professor of Chinese, delivered a talk on “Rhetoric in Ming dynasty China” at Meetings Minds Global 2021, the annual event for Oxford’s alumni community, Alumni can access the talk via their My Oxford Online account, and go to the My Oxford + (plus) tab, to see the recorded sessions.
Baroness Amos took part in an event organised by the Institute for Government on 5 July, “How can the UK be a force for good in the world?” – watch it here.
Professor Mark Doel (1969, PPE) published In Soviet Times People Knew Where To Cross The Road, a novel set in turbulent post-Soviet Armenia.
Professor Tian Yuan Tan, Professorial Fellow and Shaw Professor of Chinese, published an article entitled “In Praise of This Prosperous and Harmonious Empire: Sanqu, Ming Anthologies, and the Imperial Court” in the Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture.