Selina Siak, former Fellow, publishes debut novel

Selina Siak, an Atlas Research Fellow at St Catherine’s in 1989, has published her first novel The Woman who Breathed Two Worlds (AmazonCrossing, 2016). The book tells the story of Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl who must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya—and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother. It has already received positive reviews, rating 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon's US website. It has also been included in Goodreads best book of the month list for November 2016.

Discussions on the future of energy

The Oxford Energy Seminar is meeting at St Catherine’s this week and next. The conference draws together representatives from government and industry and is widely recognised as one of the most important international forums on energy. Convened by the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in partnership with St Catherine’s College, OPEC and OAPEC, the Seminar is now in its 38th year.

Conference Administrator (fixed term)

St Catherine’s College is seeking to appoint a fixed term Conference Administrator to cover a period of maternity leave (12 months).

The Conference Administrator plays an important role in facilitating the delivery of an unrivalled level of service to the College’s conference community and further developing the College’s conference business. One of the newest and largest colleges within the University of Oxford, St Catherine’s also has the largest conference operation.

Working as part of a small, busy team, you will be at the forefront of handling client relationships and a first point of contact for conference-related enquiries. Key responsibilities will include handling conference-related enquiries, issuing contracts, and marketing the College’s conference facilities.

You will need to be a positive and enthusiastic individual who has outstanding written and verbal communication skills and who is committed to putting the needs of our customers first. This is a challenging role that requires excellent organisational, administrative and IT skills, an eye for detail and the ability to adopt a flexible approach. Experience of client relationship management and the ability to use Microsoft Excel are essential, and a familiarity with Oxford colleges would be advantageous.

The salary is set within the range £25,769 - £28,143 per annum, comprising 35 hours per week. In addition, benefits include 30 days annual leave, lunch without charge whilst on duty, car parking, season ticket loans for travel and free use of the College gym.

Further details can be found in the further particulars:
Further particulars (Word version)
Further particulars (PDF version)

To Apply
Please email a letter of application and curriculum vitae to the Personnel Office, In addition, all applicants are required to complete an Application Cover Form and a Recruitment Monitoring Form.
Application Cover Form
Recruitment Monitoring Form

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 20 October 2016.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 31 October 2016.

Catz conference season underway

Lecture theatre laid out ready

September is set to be a busy month at St Catherine’s for academic conferences. This year’s events include the annual conferences for the Society of Legal Scholars, the Oxford Energy Seminar and the Physics-linked SEARCH workshop as well as events organised by the University’s Development Team, the Department of Materials, the Oxford School of Surgery and the Department of Economics.

Equity & Trusts

Paul S Davies and Graham Virgo

Equity & Trusts 

Text, Cases and Materials

(OUP, 2016)

An expertly selected range of legal extracts is complemented by authoritative author commentary, providing clear explanation and analysis of the legal principles behind key decisions in a single volume. Updated to include recent cases.


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