News roundup – November, 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…
If you have news to share or ideas for features please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Hannah Capstick (2019, Music) has published an article on the music in the Five Nights at Freddy’sfranchise in Sonic Scope (Goldsmiths, University of London). More here.
A History of the Mitchell Building
Find out more about the fascinating history of Univ’s Mitchell Building here.
Palaeography at the Ecole National de Chartres
An Old Members’ Trust Graduate Travel Fund Report by Clare Burgess (2020, MSt History); read it here.
University College Record 2021
The 2021 issue of the University College Record is now available to read online here.
Lyra’s Life – Chapter 2
Find out how Lyra the Lodge kitten is getting on in her new home here.
Laura Varnam on Elizabeth Jane Howard
Our English lecturer Dr Laura Varnam has appeared on the literary podcast Backlisted, discussing the novels of Elizabeth Jane Howard. Find out more and listen here.
Univ joins the Wildlife Trust
Univ has joined The Wildlife Trusts as a corporate member. Their commercial “arm”, Future Nature, are going to be working with the College at Univ North – find out more.
Oxford Preservation Trust Awards
The Oxford Preservation Trust have given Univ an award for our Main Quad re-paving and also commended Percy’s new “penthouse” – read more here.
Exploring China’s “Smart Cities”
A David and Lois Sykes Scholarship Travel Report by Henry Weikel (MSt, English). Read it here.
Meet Univ’s Sustainability Committee
Univ has established a Sustainability Committee to report on and push forward the College’s sustainability efforts. Find out more and have your say here.
Univ’s Pigskin Binding
This month’s treasure is our only example of a pigskin binding on an early printed book, John Calvin’s Tractatus theologici omnes. Discover it here.
The Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption
Find out more about this three-year programme, a joint undertaking with the Blavatnik School of Government, here.
Chair of Nannofossils
Odysseus Archontikis (2019, DPhil in Earth and Environmental Sciences) has just been appointed the Chair of Nannofossils of The Micropalaeontological Society. Read more here.
American Political Science Association conference
An Old Members’ Trust Graduate Conference and Academic Travel Grant Report by Ashley Wright DPhil, Politics; read it here.
Lyra’s Life – Chapter 3
Lyra gets a visit from a dog friend… Find out more about Univ’s kitten here.
Meet our winter telethon callers
We are delighted to introduce our team of brilliant Univ graduates and undergraduates who will be reaching out to our OMs and friends of Univ this December in our winter telethon. Meet them here.
AI and Equality Law
Robin Allen QC (1969, PPE) was shortlisted, with Dee Masters, for the CogX Global Leadership Award 2021. Find out more about his work here.
USPGA Golf Autumn Meeting Report
Our thanks to Robin Hollington (Law, 1974) for both generously hosting the event and for his report on the day, which you can read here.
Pugin’s lost masterpiece
Dr Stephen Byrne (1983, DPhil Philosophy) recently worked on the restoration and repainting of the eighteen heraldic windows and nine tops that make up Pugin’s lost masterpiece in the great dining hall at Alton Towers. Read more.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news here.
Univ’s Early Years Support Fund
Univ North’s nursery and financial support for early years childcare will create an unrivalled community in which to work, study and thrive. Find out how your support can help establish and sustain the very best academic and collegiate experience here.
Univ North nursery tour
On 5 November, a group of College staff, Old Members and students came together for the first of our tours of the Univ North site. Read more here.
Dr Lise Butler (2010, History), Lecturer in Modern History at City University, published Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970.
Dr Claas Kirchhelle (2012, History), Lecturer, History of Medicine, University College Dublin and Honorary Fellow, Oxford Vaccine Group, recently published two books, Pyrrhic Progress – which won several prizes over the past year – and Bearing Witness.
Tim Strickland MBE (1967, Geography) published Strick: Tank Hero of Arras, a biography of his father Major-General Eugene Vincent Michael Strickland CMG, DSO, OBE, MM, CStJ, Star of Jordan.
Professor Raymond Wacks (1971, Law) published National Security in the New World Order: Government and the Technology of Information in September 2021 and ‘The Rule of Law Under Fire?’ in October 2021.
Dr Hugh Watson (1973, Education), published his second novel, The Silo, (Halstead, Australia, 2021), a compelling thriller set in the brutal world of country politics. It’s available here.