Catz Conferences

The Easter break is proving to be a busy time for conferences at St Catz, with a range of residential courses taking place, spanning fields as diverse as Food Security, Innovation in Surgical Technology, Post-War Architectual Heritage, Law and Economic Development in Africa, in addition to the many external conferences hosted at the College.

James Rodgers publishes new book

James Rodgers (1984, Modern Languages) has recently published 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.

The Death of All Things Seen

Michael Collins (2012, Creative Writing)

The Death of all Things Seen (forthcoming, June 2016)

Micahel Collins is the recipient of numerous New York Times Notable Book of the Year Awards and has also won The Irish Novel of the Year and The Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Award with earlier books. His latest book is set in Chicago, in the financial crisis of 2008 and is about complex identities and the fragility of humanity.

Lightweight Boat Race success

Two St Catz students were part of the Oxford University Lightweight teams that raced against Cambridge at the Henley Boat Races on Saturday. In what is the lightweight version of the event that will be taking place on the Tideway next weekend, Anna Corderoy (2013, English) coxed the women’s team to victory over their Fenland rivals. Following a truly nail-biting race, they beat Cambridge by 6ft (a canvas) having been down by half a length for 1700m of the race and therefore managed to bring the trophy home to Oxford.

Colette Lewis

Colette graduated from Lincoln college in 2016 with a BA in Philosophy and French. She then went on to complete an MSt in French literature at Somerville, focusing on the Enlightenment and ultimately writing her dissertation on Voltaire’s concept of epistemology. Still enamoured with Oxford, she joined St Catz in 2017, where she now supports the work of the Development Office. Please contact Colette if you have any queries or would like to re-connect with the College.

Telephone : +44 (0) 1865 271 760

colette.lewis@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Development Assistant

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.
 

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