The Thomas and Joanne Peterson Scholarship

The Thomas and Joanne Peterson Endowed Scholarship for Dominican Scholars at Oxford was lauched in 2015 at Dominican University of California.  Its purpose is to open the Oxford programme to academically outstanding motivated Dominican students, regardless of their financial situations.  Mr Peterson recently said "At St Catherine's College, the Dominican students will engage with academic work in a way that is both intellectually challenging and hugely rewarding.  Their experiences at Oxford will be life changing."

Congratulations to Brad Johnson and Danield Stockman who joined the college this Michaelmas term 2016.

The photograph above shows (from left to right) Thomas and Joan Peterson together with Kylie Walsh and Donovan Hernandez-Garcia at Dominican University.

Please see here for the list of Peterson Scholars who have studied at St Catherine's College.

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.

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.

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