News roundup – September, 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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• We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Mobeen Hussain and Lyn Joanne-Victoire Kouadio as Junior Research Fellows as part of the Univ Beacon Programme.
• We are delighted to announce that Christopher Davies recently joined Univ as our new Head Porter.
• Read our Graduate Research Training Fund Travel Report by Judy Sayers (2019, DPhil Chromosome and Developmental Biology) on the Weinstein Conference 2023.
• Meet the Student Helpers for our September Open Day.
• Our thanks to all those who joined us for Oxford Open Doors 2023.
• Daniel Halford (2019, DPhil Earth Sciences) reports on the Energy Geoscience Conference in Aberdeen.
• Professor Gideon Henderson, Univ Senior Research Fellow, shares insights into his groundbreaking research and the pressing challenges of our changing world in the podcast The Life Scientific.
• Alex Mapp (2021, Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing) reports on the Canadian Chemistry Conference 2023.
• Professor Rosalind Rickaby has been named the recipient of the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) 2023 Science Innovation Award.
• The American Nuclear Society has named Professor Peter Norreys, Supernumerary Fellow in Physics, as the recipient of the 2023 Edward Teller Medal Award.
• Rachel Conway (2019, Inorganic Chemistry for Future Manufacturing) reports on the North American Solid State Chemistry conference in Calgary.
• Bringing together classics of Third World cinema and little-known films rarely available to view in the UK, is the autumn film season “Decolonisation in Motion”.
• On 12 October, members of the Colleges and the University will head to Univ’s sports ground to support the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement at this year’s CEO Sleepout.
• Our latest Treasure Feature takes a look at Thomas Jefferson Hogg’s copy of Aesop’s Fables.
• CEO and Founder of One Woman Health, we meet one of Univ’s entrepreneurs: Dr Nina Wilson (1998, MA Physiological Sciences).
• Daisy Harcourt (1990, Fine Art) has included a portrait of Univ’s Dr Laura Varnam in her upcoming exhibition “Women and Word”.
• The matriculating classes of 1953, 1963 and 1973 were invited, on Friday 8 September 2023, to a special Golden, Diamond & Platinum Anniversary Reunion.
Read all of Univ’s Alumni news.
• Trish Greenhalgh (1980, Medicine), Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, was quoted in The Daily Mail, suggesting that everyone should be made eligible for a COVID booster.
• Professor Tamsin Mather, Supernumerary Fellow in Earth Sciences and Professor of Earth Sciences, features in the ‘Unlocking Earth’s Secret’s’ section of the ‘Inferno’ episode of the BBC’s Earth. Watch the episode on BBC iPlayer.
• Roz Savage (1986, Jurisprudence) has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for the new South Cotswolds seat.
• Professor Peter Simmonds’, Supernumerary Fellow in Virology and Professor of Virology, work on forensic strain analysis of HIV-1 was featured in the BBC One series Expert Witness (series 3, episode 2). Watch the episode on BBC iPlayer.
• Professor Annalise Acorn (1986, Law) is retiring after 35 years of service to the University of Alberta. Professor Acorn is a former Hart Visiting Fellow and also kindly provided a tribute to John Gardner, former Professor of Jurisprudence at Univ, in 2019.
• Lucy Fisher (2007, Classics) appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme on 24 September – listen to it at bbc.co.uk. Lucy will be in-conversation with the Master at next year’s London Dinner on 2 February 2024 at the RAC Club in London.