Catz Student to coach Argentinian National Cricket team during Year Abroad

Sian Kelly (2014, Modern Languages & Linguistics) has represented Oxford in Football and Cricket varsity matches during the past year and the double Blue is delighted to have secured the opportunity to work as the manager of the Argentinian women’s cricket team, Los Flamingos, during her year abroad next year.

New Catz Orchestra Formed

In Hilary Term, a newly-formed  Catz Orchestra comprising around 20 undergraduates and graduates was formed. Led by Chloe Rooke (2015, Music), they performed a programme of Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Beethoven’s Egmont Overture as part of a spring-themed concert held in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre. 


Regent Lee

MB BS Western Australia, MSurg Sydney, DPhil Oxf

About me

I came to Oxford as an exchange surgical fellow in 2009, having completed a Master in Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at University of Sydney. I subsequently completed DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine, under the supervision of Prof Keith Channon (RDM Cardiovascular Medicine) and Prof Benedikt Kessler (NDM, Target Discovery Institute). I am currently a Clinical Lecturer with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.


My research focuses on integrative assessments of biomarkers for the investigation of cardiovascular pathologies such as atherosclerosis or abdominal aortic aneurysms. I also have particular interest in the various factors which may affect the quality of biological samples collected for clinical research, as these may have direct implications on the study findings. I am passionate about patient involvement in research .


I am one of the lecturers in clinical medicine at St Catz. In addition, I am a course facilitator for the evidence based surgical based practice course, and the designated marker for the 4th year case studies in vascular surgery.

Graduate supervision

I have co-supervised students at various levels, including MSc, MRes, and DPhil candidates. Our research group members and profile can be reached at:


Research Associate
College Lecturer in Medicine

Saul Moorhouse shortlisted for Industrialist of the Year Award

St Catz alum and former member of the SCR (Lecturer in Biochemistry 2011-2013) Saul Moorhouse (2005, Chemistry) has been shortlisted by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the Young Industrialist of the Year Award in 2016. The award recognises individuals who have created significant impact in the chemical industry. Saul was nominated by a colleague at BP for his innovative and valuable contribution to managing the threat of scale formation in the field of oil and gas production.

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.

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