News roundup – October, 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…
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• Jorin Riexinger (2020, DPhil Chemical Biology) reports from SynCell 2023.
• Christopher MacMinn, Supernumerary Fellow in Engineering Science, and Patrick Rebeschini, Tutorial Fellow in Statistics, have been awarded the title of Professor in the University’s latest Recognition of Distinction exercise.
• Dr Laura Varnam has had a poem Dead Dragon, Deep Dragon published in a new anthology Gods & Monsters: Mythological Poems.
• Emeritus Fellow Dr Keith Dorrington has written a new book, Physick to Physiology: Tales from an Oxford Life in Medicine.
• Lewis Walker (2022, PGCE, Chemistry) reports on teacher training at Nettlecombe Court.
• The College deeply regrets to report the death of Professor Nicholas Crafts, FBA.
• Nikki Sridhar (2020, DPhil Earth Sciences) reports on the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference.
• This month, from the Archive, we explore Little Treasures: Univ’s medieval seals.
• Joshua Newman, Undergraduate Admissions and Access Manager, is releasing his debut album.
• Abhinanda Dilip (2021, DPhil Engineering Science) reports on the
NUMGE (Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering) conference.
• Watch all four of this year’s talks from Univ for Meeting Minds Oxford 2023.
• Jonathan Lane (1977, Biochemistry) was recently awarded 1st Prize in the prestigious International Choral Composition Competition of the Orfeó Català.
• Professor Nandini Das’s (1997, English) latest book has been shortlisted for the British Academy Book Prize.
• Alexandra Wilson’s (2013, PPE) debut novel, The Witness, is now available for preorder.
• On 23 September 2023, all those who matriculated between 1997 and 2000 inclusive were invited to attend a Gaudy.
• Now available for pre-order: Otamere Guobadia’s (2012, Law) first book, Unutterable Visions, Perishable Breath.
• Rachel Ojo (2020, PPE) has been selected to represent the UK at COP28.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news.
Univ North News
• Valerie Amos, spoke to James Naughtie on BBC Radio 4’s “Reflections”, taking him behind the scenes of a career in the foreign office, Tony Blair’s government, & the UN, & reflecting on how to bring activism to the establishment. Listen at bbc.co.uk – She also branded Suella Braverman wrong over claim “diversity has failed” in The Mirror on 21 October. Read more and watch the video at mirror.co.uk
• Luke Harding (1987, English) was a guest of the Oxford Media Society on 24 October, speaking at the 10 Merton Street Lecture Room, Univ.
• Christopher Edge (1968, Law) has been elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and was installed as Master of the Company for the year ensuing at a meeting held on 11 October.
• Dr Robin Darwall-Smith, FSA, FRHistS (1982, Classics), Archivist, has been elected a member of The International Commission for the History of Universities (ICHU) and the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS).