Professor Kirsten Shepherd Barr publishes new book

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Fellow and Professor English and Theatre Studies, has published Modern Drama:  A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2016).  The book comprehensively charts the main developments in theatre since the 1880s and explores playwrights from Ibsen, Robins and Shaw to Brecht, Beckett and Hansberry to Caryl Churchill, Sarah Kane and Tom Stoppard.

The book can be purchased for £7.99 here

Catering Assistant - SCR (part-time)

St Catherine’s College is one of the newest and largest Colleges within the University of Oxford, with over 800 students. Our Senior Common Room (SCR) caters for a wide range of dining needs – from formal dinners to ‘buffet-style’ service and banquets.

We are looking for a friendly, hardworking Catering Assistant to join the SCR team to provide outstanding levels of service to Fellows, students, conference delegates and staff and to promote a professional and positive image of the College to everyone who dines in the SCR.

The post is for 15 hours a week (typically weekday evenings), to be worked on a 5 days out of 7 basis. Additional hours may also be available according to the needs of the College.

The rate of pay is £8.39 per hour. We also offer a range of benefits including meals without charge whilst on duty, season ticket loans for travel and free use of the College Gym.

More details can be found in the further particulars:
Further particulars (Word version)
Further particulars (PDF version)

To apply
Please complete an application form and recruitment monitoring form and email them to

Application Form
Recruitment Monitoring Form

These documents can also be obtained via email from
The closing date for receipt of applications is midday Monday 11 September 2017.

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Cyril Foster Lecture 2016

Geir Lundestad, the Norwegian historian who until 2014 served as the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, will deliver the 2016 Cyril Foster Lecture, 'Twenty-five Years in the Search for Peace: Reflections on the Nobel Peace Prize.'

Time: 5pm (Lecture) followed by drinks reception

Venue: St Catherine's College, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

All welcome

No registration required.

Admission with University card. Non-University card holders please provide photographic ID.

Maxine Williams

Maxine Williams (1992, Law) Facebook's Global Director of Diversity

Born in Trinidad, Maxine Williams left her home island at the age of 16 and went to America. She studied for her undergraduate degree at Yale University, creating her own major in Caribbean Studies before coming to St Catherine’s on a Rhodes Scholarship in 1992 to study Law.


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