News roundup – June, 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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Univ in the Arts – the story so far
Find out more about the incredible evolution of Univ in the Arts since its inception in 2017 here.
Royal Society of Chemistry recognition
Professor Laura Herz, Supernumerary Fellow in Physics has won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Mid-Career Award. More here.
Open Day Helpers 2022
Meet the Student Helpers ready to greet visitors to our Open Days on 29 and 30 June here.
Order of the Garter Investiture
University College Oxford is delighted to welcome its Master Valerie Amos’ Investiture and Installation to the Order of the Garter. More here.
VC Diversity Awards
Rebecca Colquhoun (2020, DPhil in Earth Sciences), Disability and Accessibility Officer, was highly commended in the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Awards. Find out more.
Charity ergathon 2022
Nicole Szekeres-Tapp (2018, MSc in Biochemistry), WCR Social Secretary, undertook a 10-hour solo ergathon in Radcliffe Quad to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. Details here.
Rowing Taster Day
On Sunday, 12 June UCBC generously organised a rowing taster day for all students, staff and their families – details and photos here.
Staff travel survey
The Sustainability Committee are conducting a survey of all Univ staff to collect information about how they travel to the College. Details here.
Tales from the Archives: Shelley and Univ
To mark the bicentenary next month of the death of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), this month’s Treasures explores Shelley and his turbulent relationship with Univ. Read it here.
World Refugee Day 2022
Univ is making its own modest contribution to helping refugees through our Beacon programme and initiatives focused on helping those fleeing the war in Ukraine. Details here.
American Association of Cancer Research
A Univ Old Members’ Trust Graduate Travel Report by Ryan Schenck (2017, DPhil Genomic Medicine and Statistics). Read it here.
Then and Now: Evacuees at Univ
In this first of a new series of features showcasing images from Univ’s history contrasted to their modern photographic equivalents, we uncover an unusual use for Radcliffe Quad… Take a look here.
Academic Transition Support Programme
In October 2022 Univ is launching a new Academic Transition Programme for all first-year undergraduate students. Find out more.
William of Durham Day 2022
The annual William of Durham Club event took place on 21 May, an occasion at which we recognise those members of Univ who have pledged a legacy to the College, and those who are considering this special form of giving. More here.
Paintings in memory of Bob Hawke
Univ’s three paintings form a magnificent gift to the College from the Revd Dr Arthur Bridge AM (1976) to commemorate the life of the Hon. Robert Hawke (1953). More here.
Univ’s sustainability action plan
Ideas, suggestions and resources for a more sustainable life, plus our top ten tips. Explore here.
HLA Hart Memorial Lecture 2022
The 36th H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture took place on Thursday, 26 May 2022. Details and podcast here.
Exploring Classics at Univ
Classics continues to flourish at Univ, with four members of academic staff in the subject. Read more and discover profiles here.
University College Ball 2022
A massive thank you to everyone who attended, helped out and worked at the 2022 University College Ball on 24 June. More here.
USPGA Spring Meeting 2022
The spring USPGA meeting took place on 25 May at Royal Wimbledon Golf Club. Report here.
Handel’s Serse at Opera Holland Park
Figure, whose musical director is Frederick Waxman (2014, Experimental Psychology), performed Handel’s Serse at Opera Holland Park on 30 June. More here.
Annual Univ Society London Dinner
The 17th Annual Univ Society London Dinner took place on 12 May with guest speaker Dr Nisha Mehta (2000, History), National Clinical Director of Digital Primary Care at NHS England. Details and photos here.
Judge of the EU’s General Court
Professor Suzanne Kingston SC (1995, Law) was appointed as a Judge of the General Court of the European Union in January 2022. More here.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
Univ North milestone passed
The evaluation of the five contractors’ responses to the College’s Pre-Qualification Questionnaire has been completed and Invitations to Tender have been issued to the three high-quality construction contractors . More here.
• Baroness Amos was on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and BBC lunchtime news on 23 June, discussing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan (as former UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator).
• Matthew Berry (1995, Music) returned from Sudan to direct Commotio for the first time in two and a half years in a programme celebrating the music of Vaughan Williams (on his 150th anniversary), his contemporaries and pupils in a concert on 18 June at St Margaret’s Church, Oxford.