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Two recent Catz alumni travelled to Edinburgh Festival Fringe over the summer, including Anna Livesey (2014, English Language and Literature) who produced Columns for a two week run.

Alexander Campkin for Composer in Residence

Catz alum Alexander Campkin (2002, Music) was earlier this year appointed Composer in Residence with Cantorum Choir, a choir of approximately 40 voices based in Cookham, Berkshire. On the 14th October, the choir performed their Autumn Concert which featured the world premiere of Campkin’s new work Waterfall, commissioned by Cantorum Choir and directly inspired by Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor, which was also performed on the evening.

Mustafah Dhada receives American Historical Association Award

The American Historical Association recently announced its list of Awards and Prizes, with Professor Mustafah Dhada (1977, Social Studies) receiving this year’s Martin A. Klein Prize for his book The Portugese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013 (Bloomsbury). The Award recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on African history published in English during the previous calendar year. In making its selection, the prize committee pays particular attention to methodological innovation, conceptual originality and literary excellence.

Kate Hunt elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Kate Hunt (1977, Human Sciences) was this year elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Kate is a Professor of Gender and Health and the Associate Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow, where her research focuses on understanding and improving human health and wellbeing, with a particular interest in the social determinants of health, health behaviours and health inequalities. 

Anne Brock appointed Master Distiller

Gin brand Bombay Sapphire has appointed Dr Anne Brock (2004, Chemistry) as its new master distiller. Dr Brock achieved a DPhil in Chemistry at St Catherine’s in 2012, and currently holds a position on the board of directors at the Gin Guild. After her time at Catz, Dr Brock joined Bermondsey Distillery, producers of Jensen’s Gin. Now, in her new role at Bacardi, she will work alongside the Master of Botanicals and lead a team of 14 distillers.

Speaking of her appointment, she said: “I am extremely proud to be joining Bombay Sapphire and to be representing such an iconic leader of the gin category. As an individual who is incredibly passionate about gin, I look forward to working with a team who share a drive to push boundaries and innovate.”
 

On the evening of September 29th, venues all over Oxford were taken over by researchers from across the University, to present their research to members of the public and showcase what g

Catz alumnus Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman, returned to College on 17th October to give a talk drawing on his important role and vas

On the 28th September, we celebrated the opening of the newly renamed ‘Derek Davies Law Library’, in honour of our Founding Law Fellow, Derek.

The College was delighted to host Sir Tom Stoppard earlier this term, on 11th October, for his Inaugural Lecture as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.

On Tuesday 24 October 2017, we were delighted to welcome back alumnus and California trial lawyer Paul Llewellyn (1994, Jurisprudence) to Catz, accompanied by his colleague Marc Lewis. Llewellyn an

Sir Tom Stoppard delivered his Inaugural Lecture as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at St Catherine's College.

Chloe Rooke, a third-year music student at St Catherine’s, has been shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards, which recognise and provide a platform for successful young women in Britain.

St Catherine's is delighted to see our Fellow in Engineering Science, Professor Eleanor Stride, elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

St Catz has always enjoyed a unique relationship with all things Danish; we are therefore particularly fascinated by the participation of our English Fellow, Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, in an

Earlier this year, Professor of Engineering Science and Catz fellow Philip Torr appeared on popular Chinese TV show Yang Lan, speaking about his work with the partially sighted.

The Bodleian Library is currently hosting an exhibition co-curated by Professor Ben Bollig, Fellow in Spanish at St Catz.

St Catherine’s is pleased to see one of our very new graduates Nathan Caldecott (2014, Fine Art) selected from this year’s graduating artists at Ruskin School of Art for a solo exhibition at Modern

With 20% of our alumni making donations in the 2015-16 financial year, our community was one of the most generous in Oxford.

Despite being arguably one of the most unconventional architectural ventures in Oxford, the French press have displayed an overwhelming warmth towards the College and its design over the past few y

Selina Siak, who was an Atlas Research Fellow at St Catherine’s from 1989 to 1992, has published her second novel.

St Catz are proud to see our very own Professor Philip Torr appearing on a fascinating BBC documentary about driverless cars.

St Catherine’s is pleased to announce that from Michaelmas 2017, the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages will welcome the first Maison Française/St Catherine's College Visiting Fellows in Mode

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