News roundup – March, 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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2021 AGU in New Orleans
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting – an Old Members’ Trust Graduate Conference and Academic Travel Grant Report by Chia-Hsin Tsai. Read it here.
Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries Project
Univ Library has been collaborating with the Bodleian on the “Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries” project. Find out more.
Message on Ukraine
A message from the Master was sent to all Univ staff and students. Read it here.
International Women’s Day 2022
In celebration we have brought together this gallery of nearly 80 Profile Features of our amazing Univ women Students, Academics, Alumni and Staff. Discover it here.
Orchard transformation at Stavs
Many of our extended Univ family recently joined our Grounds and Gardens Team to help rejuvenate our beautiful Victorian orchard at Stavs. More here.
Mendl-Schrama Prize in Music 2022
The unanimous winner of the £1000 prize was soprano, Maryam Wocial, a third-year music student from Lincoln, who also sings in Univ Chapel Choir. Read more here.
Pollarding Willows with the OCV
Univ’s Librarian, Elizabeth Adams, writes about working with the Oxford Conservation Volunteers in our latest Sustainability feature here.
Head of School of Psychology
Elaine Fox, Univ’s Supernumerary Fellow in Experimental Psychology, has been appointed Professor and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. More here.
Language training and research in Rabat
A Keasby Travel Grant Report by Catherine Phipps, read it here.
The Life of the Chalet des Anglais
Dr Stephen Golding, Emeritus Professor and Chair of The Chalet Trust, has written Oxford University on Mont Blanc: The Life of the Chalet des Anglais – find out more here.
Univ’s Shagreen Binding
This month for our Treasure, we continue our series on interesting book bindings in Univ’s Library collections. Read it here.
Lightweight Boat Race 2022
On Sunday, 20 March, Matt Hudson (2019, Ancient & Modern History) (6) and Nick Ryan (2018, MMaths) (3) competed in Oxford’s Blue Boat for the Lightweight Boat Race. More here.
OMT Travel Report
Read the Univ Old Members’ Trust Graduate Conference Report on Fieldwork in Washington by Ashley Wright (DPhil, Politics) here.
2022 Varsity Matches
Clodagh Holmes (2018, Medicine) and Sam Reynolds (2021, History) have been selected for the Oxford 2022 Rugby Varsity Squad. More here.
Read more about sustainability at Univ with details of our “bike cull” here.
Sonja Vernes award
Dr Sonja C Vernes (2003, DPhil Medicine) is one of just nine scientists across the UK to be recognised in the prestigious 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. Read more.
From Rock and Roll to Royalty
Nigel Tully MBE (1961, Physics) is co-founder, bandleader and singer/guitarist with The Dark Blues, one of Britain’s most popular party bands. Meet him here.
15th Univ Annual Football Day
After two years of postponements and cancellations, the Univ Old Members Football Tournament was back! Read the report on the day here.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
• Valerie Amos, Master of Univ, featured on Inside Culture’s “Women on Top” with Mary Beard and guests including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Julia Gillard and Sayeeda Warsi. Watch the episode on BBC iPlayer here.
Professor Mitsuaki Yumiko Hada’s (1989, Engineering) forthcoming book, Cross-Cultural Studies: Newest Developments in Japan and the UK, will be released worldwide in May 2022. The foreword is written by Sir Ivor Crewe, former Master of University College. Details here.