Sharing ideas at CatzExchange 2017

The College hosted the fifth annual CatzExchange on 23 February. The conference bought together members of the Catz community from across various disciplines to share their research. This year’s themes included learning from the past, contemporary affairs and technological developments, nature, energy and environments, and discourse, concepts and methods.

Spitsbergen retraced

One of the 2016 Wallace Watson Award winners takes us on a journey across the Artic, following in the footsteps of the 1923 Oxford Arctic Expedition.

“Can you take the GPS coordinates please?”

I take the GPS out of my front pocket, I see that we are just sixty-two metres shy of the summit. Now isn’t the time to stop. The wind is howling and operating the GPS without gloves is taking its toll on my fingers.

Olympic heroes return to Catz

The College welcomed two distinguished guests for dinner in 4th week of Hilary Term. Catz heroes Zoe De Toledo (2010, Experimental Psychology) and Andy Triggs Hodge OBE (2004, Geography and the Environment) joined the Master, Professor Roger Ainsworth, on High Table for an evening celebrating the duos’ rowing achievements at last year’s Olympic Games.

Robots versus nuclear waste

Safely disposing of nuclear waste is one of the most significant challenges facing today’s society. Remediating the Fukushima nuclear disaster site in Japan is expected to take 30 years. The UK alone contains 4.9 million tonnes of legacy waste from power stations and weapons production, which will take at least 100 years to clear, at an estimate cost of £220bn. Due to radiation hazards, much of this work will be performed remotely by robots. However, in many cases, the necessary technologies and control methods have yet to be developed.

Interview with charity founder Johnny Latham

Johnny Latham (2015, Continuing Education) is the co-founder of One-Eighty, a psychology behaviour support charity for children, young people and families. He has recently completed his research Masters at St Catz in applying cognitive behavioural therapies to families with complex needs. He shares the story of his childhood, why he founded One-Eighty and how he came to win the Vice Chancellor’s Social Impact Award.


What is One-Eighty all about?

The London Party 2017

Each year, we host a drinks and canapé reception for our London based Alumni, Parents and Friends. The London Party is considered by many as the highlight in our annual events calendar, and we are delighted to be hosting this year's event at The Royal Society. Please note that tickets are limited and may sell out quickly!


Date: Thursday, 8 June 2017

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Guests: 1 guest per invitee

Stephen Fry: Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture 2014

Stephen Fry delivers his Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture, Put on Your Red Shoes: Performance and Destiny.

Warning: contains strong language

Visit the podcasts page on the University website to download audio and video files.


Read the summary of Stephen Fry's year as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor in the 2014 edition of The Year. Written by Jennifer Younger.

The Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture 2015

Simon Rusell Beale CBE in conversation with Libby Purves –  his Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture, Everything's Re-Made with Shovel and Spade.

Visit the podcasts page on the University website to download audio and video files.

Read the summary of Simon Russell Beale's conversation with Libby Purves in the 2015 edition of The Year. Written by Ellie Keel.


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