The House on Bellevue Gardens

Rachel Hore (1979, Modern History)

The House on Bellevue Gardens (Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Rachel Hore's latest book tells the story of Eleven Bellevue Gardens, which is the shabbiest house of a smart white-painted Georgian terrace in North London.  It’s owner, Leonie Brett, once found sanctuary here following a brief career as a model and a destructive marriage.  Now, she opens her house to others in need. However, the house is now itself under threat.  Can Leonie rescue it? 

Pint of Science Festival

Students and Postdocs from the University, including members of Catz MCR, are helping organise this year's Pint of Science Festival in Oxford, taking place from 23rd-25th May 2016.

Pint of Science is an annual festival, which takes place over three consecutive evenings simultaneously in multiple cities around the globe. Researchers come and explain their findings to the public in the comfort of a pub.

Zubin Siganporia voted 'Outstanding Tutor' in OUSU Teaching Awards

St Catz Lecturer and Tutor in Maths, Zubin Siganporia (2007, Mathematics), has won the Outstanding Tutor Award in the OUSU Teaching Awards for the Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences category.

With nominations made by students, a panel of judges decided the winners in relation to criteria that included the extent that the tutor’s teaching methods were stimulating and engaging, whether they encourage debate and active learning, the promptness of their feedback and how thoroughly they address students’ concerns.

Get a Leavers' T-Shirt for supporting your fellow Catz students!

Students at Catz have access to a huge range of opportunities, which are made possible by the generous support of our Catz community of alumni and friends, of which you will soon become a member! By making a gift and receiving a t-shirt you will preserve some of the main elements that make Catz so special.

  • 1 in 5 undergraduates receive financial support during their time here at at Catz
  • There are over 35 postgraduate scholarships available from the College to provide financial support during their time here.
  • There are nearly 50 travel grants, such as the Wallace Watson Award and Emilie Harris Award, which allow students to undertake not just course-related study but to explore and broaden their horizons.
  • Over 50 prizes are awarded each year which encourage and facilitate students to excel academically and in other pursuits.

So far this year, 1 in 3 of our donations were towards these areas. Our support means students are able to complete their studies without financial worries, as well as being able to truly enjoy everything, from sport to drama, that Catz offers.

Choose below whether you would like to make an annual gift, which will automatically unlock a further £50 of funding, or a single gift, which will unlock £20 from an anonymous donor.

Make an annual gift (min. £10 per year)

Make a single gift (min. £20)


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Professor Bill David elected to The Royal Society

St Catz Fellow by Special Election in Physics and Professor of Chemistry, Bill David, is one of 7 Oxford Academics to have been elected into The Royal Society. The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, with past members including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.

Accommodation for Degree Day Weekends

The College has some limited bed and breakfast availability for the three Degree Day weekends in July (16th, 22nd & 23rd and 29th & 30th) for graduating Catz students or their families.


This is ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation and is offered on a first come first served basis to all members of the public. Anyone interested in booking can do so directly via the Catz Conferences' website



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