2016 Wallace Watson Award winners announced

The 2016 Wallace Watson Award lecture was a huge success. Last year’s winner Thomas Joy (2013, Engineering) provided an informative and inspiring presentation, filled with plenty of personal anecdotes, about his solo trip across the Pyrenees. At the end of the evening, the 2016 Award winners were announced. Angus Young (2013, Chemistry) is going to be cycling across Asia, whilst William Hartz (2013, Chemistry) will be heading deep into the Arctic Circle following in the ski tracks of the 1923 Oxford University Arctic Expedition.

St Catz alum Dev Lahiri publishes new book

Dev Lahiri (1975, Modern History) has published With A Little Help From My Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs (2015, Rupa).

It is an all-tell memoir, which essentially tells the story of Dev's life, which, for variety of reasons, has followed a very unusual trajectory. He also gives an insight into the fate of people who "buck the system" and challenge accepted beliefs and, indeed, the status quo.

Involuntary Heroes: Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Civil Liberties

Mitch Crusto (1977, Law)

Involuntary Heroes: Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Civil Liberties (Carolina Academic Press, 2015)

Mitch Crusto's latest book is about the government's overreaction in post-hurricane Katrina New Orleans. It examines the experiences of the “involuntary heroes,” whose civil liberties were infringed upon by the government and who received little redress in the judicial system for their suffering.
 

Headlines from the Holy Land: Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

James Rodgers (1984, Modern Languages)

Headlines from the Holy Land: Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)

James Rodgers draws on his experience as the only BBC journalist to be permanently based in Gaza from 2002-2004, together with new archive research and original interviews with leading correspondents and diplomats to explain why this region exerts such a pull over reporters, who are often the ones on the front lines telling the story of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
 

Selected Poems of William Dunbar: An Interlinear Translation

Lawrence Siegler (1953, Anthropology)

Selected Poems of William Dunbar: An Interlinear Translation (Createspace, 2010)

In Lawrence Siegler's recent book, Dunbar writes with a vivid voice, metric versatility, and artistic skill.  His work has never previously been translated into Modern English in an interlinear format, which makes his brilliant verses easily enjoyed by all.    

The Trouble with Words

Chris Crowcroft (1971, Law)

The Trouble with Words: A Third Case for Richard Palmer, Investigator (Aesop Modern, 2017)

When Shakespeare’s intensely personal sonnets are published, only one thing is clear: none in the triangle of author, male muse or dark lady is best pleased – and each has a score to settle. Ingenious investigator Richard Palmer, the protagonist in Shakespeare in Trouble and Fire, Burn!, returns in Crowcroft's latest novel.

 

With A Little Help From My Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs

Dev Lahiri (1975, Modern History)

With A Little Help From My Friends: A Schoolmaster's Memoirs (2015, Rupa).

Dev Lahiri's lastest book is essentially the story of his life, which, for variety of reasons, has followed a very unusual trajectory. He also gives an insight into the fate of people who "buck the system" and challenge accepted beliefs and, indeed, the status quo.
 

Sisters of Fury

Keith Jacobsen (1967, Modern Languages).

Sisters of Fury. (2015, Book Guild Ltd).

Keith Jacobsen's recent book is his fourth novel and it is dedicated to his St Catz contemporaries. The opening episodes are set in the college in the late 1960s.  His main characters, Jack and Hasan, meet in college as undergraduates and they start a strange, lop-sided relationship which ends fatally for one of them.   

Alumni Books

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The Status of the Cat

Sean Elliott (1984, English)

The Status of the Cat. (Playdead Press, 2014)

Sean Elliott's publication is a collection of poems, based on a range of themes including places, theatre, social behaviour, love, depression and paintings. The title came about from a section of poems involving cats, as the books is about survival and cats proverbially have nine lives and always land on their feet.

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