News roundup – May, 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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Elective to Panama
A Univ Old Members’ Trust Graduate Travel Report by Hannah Farley (2012, DPhil Medicine) – read it here.
No Mow May
College is joining in with an initiative intended to allow smaller plants like clover, daisies, dandelions, selfheal and clover will get a chance to flower and give pollinators a head-start. More here.
Team Univ: Town and Gown 2022
Congratulations to Team Univ for an amazing day at the T&G 10k – details and Photogallery here.
CAMS Oxford Institute unveiled
Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) have signed a cooperation agreement at a virtual unveiling ceremony of the CAMS Oxford Institute. More here.
HRH The Prince of Wales visits Univ
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited Univ on Thursday 12 May to meet with students and to hear from them about their experiences of access, diversity and opportunity at Oxford. Read more here.
Tom Schrecker Dinner 2022
Univ was thrilled to hold the Tom Schrecker Dinner once again on 8 March this year for the first time since 2019. Find out more about it here.
Univ hosts iftar celebration
Over 100 students of different faiths and none recently gathered at Univ to celebrate an interfaith iftar. Read more.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Day 2022
The first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Day took place on 6 May to celebrate Univ’s diversity and help set the College’s EDI agenda. More here.
Royal Society election 2022
Professor Ros Rickaby has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society for her work on the interactions between life and the composition of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. Find out more here.
Ascension Day 2022
On Ascension Day members of the Chapel Choir sung in Main Quad and parishioners of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin visited College for the traditional “Beating of the Bounds”. More here.
Over the past few months, the College has been raising awareness and funds for Ukraine, as well as supporting those fleeing the war. Find out more.
Treasure: Manuscript vs Printed Books
This month’s Treasure Feature explores a selection of manuscripts and 15th century printed books from the Library’s collections. Find out more.
Summer Eights 2022
UCBC had a fantastic week at Summer Eights, with the highlight being W1 taking the Summer Eights headship for the first time in history in front of a roaring Univ Boat House. More here.
1970 & 1971 Golden Reunions
Our Golden Anniversary Reunions, for those who matriculated in 1970 and 1971, were held on the weekend of 26 and 27 March 2022. Report and picture gallery here.
Univ entrepreneurs: Harry Briggs
In the latest in our series on Univ’s entrepreneurs we meet Harry Briggs (1995, BA Psychology), co-founder and director of Firefly Tonics. Read it here.
Untold Histories of Ordinary Women
Isaac Agyiri Danso (2019, MPP) is helping to organise an exhibition, “Pathfinders, Enablers and Matriarchs: Untold Histories of Ordinary Women” – More here.
Dr Oliver Cox (2006, BA & DPhil History) has been appointed Head of Academic Partnerships at the V&A, starting in August 2022. Read more.
Pastoral Leader of the Year
Luke Ramsden (1999, History) was awarded the Pastoral Leader of the Year award this year by the NAPCE (National Association for Pastoral Care in Education). Details here.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
Emily Rowland, 2020, DPhil Clinical Medicine – Read it here.
Alizeh Tariq Paracha, 2019, DPhil History; WCR Ethnic Minorities and Racial Equality Officer – Read it here.
Carlos Gonzalez Perez, 2021, MPhil + DPhil in Economics, International Students Officer. Read it here.
Andrew Ward, 2006, PPE – Read it here.
Nishta Vaishampayan, 2019, Chinese, President of the Oxford University Media Society (OUMS). Read it here.
Explore all of our Profile Features.
• Michael York (matriculated 1961) can be seen alongside Liza Minnelli in 1972’s Cabaret back in cinemas to mark the multi-Oscar-winning films 50th anniversary.
• Mark Foster (1979, Classics) recently took on the role of global Chairman of IBM Consulting. He has also been appointed Chair of the Chichester Festival Theatre. Read our interview with Mark here.
• Baroness Amos appeared on BBC Radio 4 in April (as former UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator), interviewed about the UN’s Secretary General António Guterres visit to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin.
• Mitch Robertson (2016, DPhil History), Associate Lecturer in US History, UCL and Fellow of the RAI, chaired a discussion with John R. Price, former Special Assistant for Urban Affairs to President Nixon, at the Rothermere American Institute on 11 May entitled “Richard Nixon’s Liberal Legacy.” Professor Adam Smith is the Director of the Rothermere American Institute.
• Nigel Tully’s MBE (1961, Physics) beautiful family farmhouse in Ripertoli, just south of Florence, is available for holidays. More here.