Lalita Tangirala

Having graduated recently, I am a Political Science major now and I have applied to various colleges in India to pursue a Masters degree in the same field. I had taken Political Science and Journalism related courses during my two month stay at Catz. From playing for the college Volleyball team to Zumba lessons, learning about the UK election process, discussing gender issues with some like minded people, the best part about my stay was the diversity at Catz in particular and Oxford in general which made me change the way I look at a lot of things. With independence I learnt responsibility and discipline which the tutorial structure infused in me and with travelling and exploring by own I learnt how beautiful the UK is. I recount all these places, my tutorials, the fun I had with all the people I met and realised that I owe this life-changing experience to the Keating scholarship which made my stay so easy and comfortable there. All the staff and students, who are warm and so helping, have taught me valuable life lessons I'm going to cherish for the rest of my life. While at Catz, I experienced the same joy while punting or while reading late into the night in their library or interacting with friends in the JCR.

I hope my successors have the same fun as I did and revel in eight weeks of life-changing moments at St. Catherine's College.

Vishakha Sarvaiya

I am ever indebted and grateful for awarding me the Betty and Donald Keating scholarship for Trinity Term 2012 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University. I am honored to share few words of gratitude for the time I had at what I like to call the global nucleus for human learning and education.


The first impression on arrival at St. Catherine’s College was the lush green lawns spread all around.  It was such a soothing feeling for the one who has had her first flight jetlag.  I was fortunate to have the chance to take Economics and Management as my Primary Subject at Said Business School under guidance of Mr Kwangwon Ahn and to take Creative writing as my Secondary course with Dr John Ballam.  


Studying economics was a very practical experience for me. During every single assignment I had found it was more based on Economics management concept and statistics which are the basic steps required to understand  the financial market. Dr Ballam my Creative Writing tutor,  gave me ample of chances to enhance my skills and interest for this subject by giving me various assignments. For the first time in my life I learned to write the Japanese style of short poem it's called "Haiku".


Currently I am working with the Merrill Lynch a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation as an Analyst. But since this is contract based job and I’m still looking forward for a good opportunity for my career.


List of all Keating scholars

Trinity Term
First Name
Last Name
St Xavier's College
Neuroscience and Genetics
St Xavier's College
Genetics and Human Ecology
H. R. College of Commerce and Economics
International Relations
St Xavier's College
Astronomy and English Literature
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Management Studies and International Migration
St Xavier's College
English Literature and Journalism
St Xavier's College
History and English Literature
H.R.College of Commerce and Economics
Management Studies and Photography
St Xavier's College
International Economics and Philosophy of Science
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
English Literature, Advertising and Economics
St Xavier's College
Philosophy of Ethics and International Relations
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Business Management Studies and Photography
St Xavier's College
Journalism, Political Sociology and International Relations
St Xavier's College
Economics and Knowledge and Reality
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
Management Studies and Psychology
Ms Kushboo Agarwal H.R. College of Commerce and Economics Women, Gender and Economic Development and Indigenous Peoples, Minorities and Human Rights
Mr Jacob Mathew St Xaviers College Social Policy and British Administrative Systems

Please click on the highlighted surnames to read the student's experience at St Catherine's College.


Betty and Donald Keating Scholarship

These scholarships are a tribute to the vision and generosity of Giles Keating’s (St Catz 1973).  They are given in honour of his parents to provide funding to allow academically outstanding students an opportunity to study at St Catherine’s as Registered Visiting Students.  The fund targets those students who attend universities that demonstrate academic access to students from all sections of Indian society.  The scholarship fund has enabled fifteen students over the last five years to study a variety of subjects and to enrich College life with their considerable talents. 

Please see the attached list of all the Keating Scholars who have studied at St Catherine’s. 

Congratulations to the recently chosen Keating Scholar who will join the college in Trinity 2018:

Miss Kawaljeet Kaur,  Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune, India

 The photograph above shows (from left to right): Rachna Bhutoria, Giles Keating, Kashish Saluja, Naomi Freud, Helen Alexander, Lalita Tangirala and Priyesh Sawlani, Trinity term 2015.

Details of the scholarship can be found here.

Betty and Donald Keating Scholarship at St Catherine's

Alumni Accommodation at St Catz

Alumni of St Catz are eligible to book a guest room in College, subject to availability. Rooms are often booked in advance - so please make your reservation early to avoid disappointment.

To check availability and make a booking, please click here.

To receive an Alumni discount code, please email the Development Office and we will gladly provide you with a code.

We look forward to welcoming you back to St Catz!



The Varsity Match 2017

The Varsity Matches between Oxford and Cambridge will take place at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday, 7 December 2017. The 31st Women's Varsity Match will kick-off at 11.30 - can Oxford make it a second win in a row? The 136th Varsity Match will kick-off at 15.00 - will our Oxford men claim victory after last year's defeat?

Don't miss the battle of the blues!


Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017

Time: 11.30 (Women's Varsity KO), 15.00 (Varsity KO)

Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford 2017

The Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford will take place on Friday 15 - Sunday 17 September and will showcase the best and brightest of the University - past, present and future. A tour of St Catherine's College will be taking place from 09:30-10:30 on Saturday 16 September.

You can check the programme, browse the brochure and book your place via these pages.


Date: Friday 15 - Sunday 17 September 2017

Time: 14:30 onwards

Autumn Golf Meeting 2017

Having won the tournament for the past two years, we are delighted to once again be taking part in this year's Autumn Meeting at Studley Wood Golf Course. The main event of the day will be a match versus Pembroke, St Edmund Hall and Worcester, which will take place in the afternoon (Stableford, 18 holes, full handicap). There will be team and individual prizes, including the traditional "Scrimshaw" for the best Catz score. The timetable for the day will be as follows:

10.00: Coffee and bacon baps available

11.00: Tee off for match


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