News roundup – March, 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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The death of right populism
Dr Daniel Luban, Junior Research Fellow in Politics, Political Theory and International Relations, has recently had two articles published, one in Dissent and the other in The Nation. Find out more here.
World Book Day 2021
In celebration of World Book Day our extended Univ family have put forward their suggestions for best travel books to help transport us to warmer, colder, or just more distant lands. Discover more here.
Climate change challenge
Is inertial fusion energy the solution to damaging greenhouse gas emissions? Find out here.
International Women’s Day 2021
Highlighting 50+ profiles of amazing women Univites to celebrate International Women’s Day. Read them here.
Virtual Arts Week 2021
Hilary term Arts Week was a little different this year, turning virtual, with events ranging from a drag workshop to book binding. Find out how creative we got here.
My Univ: Lila Arezes
Our Head of Conferencing and Events, who has worked in College for 15 years, talks about what makes Univ so special for her here.
WCR Committee 2021-22
The new WCR Committee took up their positions on Sunday of 7th Week (7 March). Meet them here.
Our treasure this month is a map of America, printed in Paris in 1669 and created by Nicholas Sanson (1600-1667) and his son Guillaume (1633-1703). The map is curious for two reasons: it represents the Americas as the lost kingdom of Atlantis and it represents California as an island. Explore it here.
Sir Ivor Crewe & Paul Chellgren CASE awards
Univ is delighted to announce that Sir Ivor Crewe, Master 2008-20, & Paul Chellgren, founder & director of the American Friends of University College, are both recipients of awards from the Council for the Advancement & Support for Higher Education. Read more here.
2021 New Generation Thinkers
Dr Mirela Ivanova, Junior Research Fellow in Medieval History, has been named one of the ten 2021 New Generation Thinkers by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3. Find out more about Mirela and the award here.
Phil Power (1962, PPE), Founder and Chairman of the Center for Michigan, has been elected a Foundation Fellow in recognition of his lifetime giving and philanthropy to the College. Find out more.
Director of the Griffith Institute
Dr Maren Schentuleit, Lady Wallis Budge Fellow and Associate Professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, has been named the Director of the Griffith Institute for 2020/21. Read more here.
Roger Press’s (1974, PPE) latest music venture is Music Passion, a platform that seeks to support musicians and performers in the current situation when physical audiences are hard to come by. Read more about it here.
Sarah Haren (Law, 1994), Craig Hassall (Law, 1995) and Adam Kramer (Law, 1996) were all appointed Queen’s Counsel on 15 March 2021. David Scoffield QC (Law, 1995) was appointed as a High Court Judge in Northern Ireland in November 2020. Find out more.
Young Univ Stories: Isaac Livne
Isaac Livne (2005, Oriental Studies) the founder of several businesses, including a leading cybersecurity company and a national construction firm, talks about his experience of, and beyond, Univ. Read on here.
A Tale of two galleries
Dr Caroline Campbell (1991, History) Director of Collections and Research at the National Gallery, London and Dr Alexander (Xa) Sturgis (1982, History), Director of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in conversation with Univ’s Martlet magazine. Read it here.
Buildings and their benefactors
At a time when planning for Univ North is in earnest, we record a significant gift towards this latest project from an Old Member, David Booth, who died last year. Find out more here.
The Interview Archives, Edition 3
In this series we highlight audio and video interviews with, and profiles on, a wide range of Univ OMs. Today we feature Jennifer Raffoul (2007, PPE), Warren Mitchell (1943, Colonial Service Course) and Emma Tucker (1986, PPE). Listen here.
Colby Award chair
Historian and bestselling author Alex Kershaw (1984, PPE) has been named William E. Colby selection committee chair, succeeding Carlo D’Este. Find out more here.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
Life at Stavs: Fellows then and now
Professor Chris Pelling, Honorary Fellow and former Fellow and praelector at Univ, who moved to Stavs in late 1974, and Dr Alex Johnston, who moved into his Stavs flat in September 2019, tell us more about their experiences of Stavs. Read it here.
Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, Director of Studies and Lecturer in Music. Read it here.
Ruth Obude, 2018, PPE. Read it here.
Chia-Hsin (Wendy) Tsai, 2018, DPhil Earth Sciences. Read it here.
Bernd Sturdza, 2018, DPhil Physics. Read it here.
Martha Cass, Deputy Director of Development. Read it here.
Explore all of our Profile Features.
• Revolution Rekindled by Professor Polly Jones, Schrecker-Barbour Tutorial Fellow in Slavonic and East European Studies, was shortlisted for the AATSEEL 2020 book prize and has now received an Honourable Mention in the BASEES Women’s Forum Book Prize. Read more here.
• We were saddened to hear of the death on 8 March 2021 of the Very Revd Joel Pugh, Assistant Chaplain of Univ from 1962-6, and husband of Caroline, daughter of our former Master Lord Redcliffe-Maud. He was aged 88. We send our deep condolences to his friends and family at this time. You can read the Obituary in The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
• Professor Anand Menon (1984, History and Modern Languages), Director of UK in a Changing Europe, offered a comprehensive breakdown of Brexit on the Dive Podcast last month. Listen to it here.
• Roz Savage MBE (1986, Law) curated TEDxStroudWomen on 21 March, with a discussion on the theme of emergence. Details on Instagram.
• Professor David Miles, CBE (1978, PPE) was on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 12 February talking about the economy post-pandemic.
• Congratulations to Dr Tom Law (2020, Medicine) who has been conferred the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology by Oxford University Medical Sciences Division.
A new monograph titled Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Punctually: An Impossible Remit? by Dr Graeme Baber (1987, Medicine) was published in December 2020. See cambridgescholars.com
Inscape is the debut novel of Louise Carey (2010, English), and has been described as “cyberpunk rebooted” and as offering a “chillingly plausible dystopian future.” More here.
Owen Jones (2002, History), published This Land: The Struggle for the Left, a page-turning journey through a tumultuous decade in British politics. It is available to buy from Waterstones.
Professor Julian Lindley-French (1976, History), strategic analyst, author, speaker and commentator, published, Future War and the Defence of Europe. Find out more.
Dr Nick Smith (1976, Education and English) published More Bridge Literature, which takes the form of a set of parodies of well-known works of English literature. Details here.
Professor Raymond Wacks (1971, Law) published the sixth edition of Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory in December. It is available from Blackwells.