News roundup – May, 2023
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…
If you have news to share or ideas for features please email email@example.com
• On Saturday 6 May, Baroness Amos LG, Master of Univ, will play a public role in the coronation of King Charles III.
• Travel Fund Report by Annie Sheriff (2020, Modern Languages (Russian)) – Three months in Yerevan.
• Two Univ students were in the Oxford University Basketball Club Blues teams that won Varsity this year.
• Pireeni Sundaralingam (1986, Experimental Psychology) is College’s inaugural Poet Laureate.
• Catherine Phipps (2019, DPhil History) reports on their travels to Nantes and Paris to carry out research on France’s colonial history in Morocco.
• Read the report and see our photo gallery from this year’s Tom Schrecker Dinner.
• Meet the WCR Committee for 2023-2024.
• Amy Paterson (2021, DPhil Clinical Medicine) reports on her South African research trip.
• More than 50 members of our extended College family joined Team Univ for the Oxford Town and Gown 10k.
• Chapel Choir sang in Main Quad and parishioners arrived to “Beat the Bounds” to mark Ascension Day 2023.
• New informational hoardings were installed at the Banbury Road entrance of our Univ North site.
• Bei Bei Morrison Evans (2021, DPhil Earth Sciences) reports on the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior conference.
• It’s time for Summer Eights 2023...
• Find out more about biodiversity at Eastwyke Dyke, adjacent to our Sportsground, and the Wildlife Trust audit.
• Among the guests at the Coronation of King Charles III were Univ’s current Master, Baroness Amos, and former Master, Lord Butler of Brockwell. Lord Butler provided this special report.
Univ North News
• Caroline Terquem, Tutorial Fellow in Physics, contributed the chapter “Planetary systems: from symmetry to chaos” to the new book The Language of Symmetry (Chapman and Hall, 2023).
• Caroline Terquem, Tutorial Fellow in Physics, took part in an event organized by the British Museum, and hosted by Prof. Denis Noble and Benedict Rattigan, called “The language of symmetry”.
• Andy Zaltzman (1993, Classics), Rebecca F Kuang’s (2019, Oriental Studies) and Henry Marsh CBE FRCS (1969, PPE) were all guests at this year’s Hay Festival.
• Natalya Benkhaled-Vince, Sanderson Tutorial Fellow in Modern History, discussed how literature can challenge our colonial past and its impact with award-winning author Éric Vuillard at Beyond Words French Literature Festival on 18 May.
• Abi Karas (2012, BA Russian and Lingustics, DPhil Russian) was awarded the SHERA (The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture) 2022 Emerging Scholar Prize, which “aims to recognize and encourage original and innovative scholarship in the field of East European, Eurasian, and Russian art and architectural history”. Read our Profile Feature on Abi.