Professor Eleanor Stride to become Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

St Catherine's is delighted to see our Fellow in Engineering Science, Professor Eleanor Stride, elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Professor Stride has won recognition for her outstanding engineering accomplishment in diverse areas, thanks to her research achievements in the development of micro and nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery, as evidenced by her publications, patent/spin-out engagement, and awards, including the 2014 A F Harvey Prize.

Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr features in BBC discussion of Nielsen

St Catz has always enjoyed a unique relationship with all things Danish; we are therefore particularly fascinated by the participation of our English Fellow, Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, in an intriguing discussion of the composer Carl Nielsen and his relationship with modernism.

Fighting Back: Seeking Justice In The U.S. Courtroom

California trial lawyers Paul Llewellyn (1994, Jurisprudence) and Marc Lewis will discuss their ground-breaking work bringing civil lawsuits throughout the United States on behalf of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Often overcoming significant legal hurdles, their firm has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of their clients, while at the same time helping to drive institutional change to protect children from abuse.


Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Time: Please arrive at 17.00 for drinks and nibbles

The Integration of Western & Eastern Leadership

Tan Sri Fng Ah Seng, Malaysian Entrepreneur, has a wealth of experience as a newspaper columnist, an author on entrepreneurship and leadership, and a public motivational speaker. We are honoured to be welcoming him to St Catz for what promises to be a fascinating presentation and lecture.


Date: Monday, 23 October 2017

Time: Attendees to be seated by 17.30

Venue: Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine’s College

RSVP: by Friday, 20 October 2017

In Conversation with Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman

Sayyid Badr Albusaidi is the Foreign Minister for Oman and a member of the Omani Royal Family. Sayyid Badr has kindly offered to talk to us about his important role and vast experience within the Omani Government and will cover questions such as 'Why is the Middle East such a mess?'. This promises to be a fascinating event, commencing at 17.15 in the Master’s Lodgings.


Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Time: Please arrive at 17.15 for drinks and nibbles

Venue: Master's Lodgings, St Catherine’s College

Professor Philip Torr features on Chinese TV show Yang Lan

Earlier this year, Professor of Engineering Science and Catz fellow Philip Torr appeared on popular Chinese TV show Yang Lan, speaking about his work with the partially sighted.

Filmed in St Catz, the segment features Philip discussing his research on Computer Vision, and how he has applied it to the development of ‘smart specs’ which enhance the visibility of nearby objects to help the partially sighted see.

You can watch the show here – Philip’s segment is in English and begins at 11 minutes.

Catering Assistant (full-time)

St Catherine’s College is one of the newest and largest Colleges within the University of Oxford, with over 800 students, and our busy Hall caters for a wide range of dining needs – from ‘canteen-style’ service for students to formal dinners and large banquets for conference delegates.

We are looking for a friendly, hardworking Catering Assistant to join the Hall 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 Hall.

The post is for 41.5 hours a week (weekdays and Saturdays), to be worked on a 6 days out of 7 basis.

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 on Monday 11 September 2017.

Dr Jessica Goodman and Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr to take part in Oxford’s Curiosity Carnival 2017

Taking place on 29th September, Oxford's Curiosity Carnival will join hundreds of other European cities in celebrating European Researchers' Night, an evening of events dedicated to explaining research through fun, interactive learning. The Curiosity Carnival offers a chance to find out what research is really all about, meet researches, ask questions and discover how research affects and changes our lives.

Executive Officer to the Master

St Catherine’s College is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to work as the Executive Officer in the Master’s Office, providing a high level of efficient and effective administrative support to the Master.
This is a challenging and exciting role, the main focus of which is to provide outstanding administrative and secretarial support to the head of the College. You will be working in a largely independent and self-managed capacity. Key responsibilities will include being the primary point of contact with the Master’s office and the rest of the College; acting as a first point of contact with the College for existing, and potential, constituents; managing a demanding workload within tight deadlines; and assessing and prioritising the urgency of requests for information from, or access to, the Master.
To succeed you will need to be highly organised and proactive, with an eye for detail. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to exercise exemplary judgement and diplomacy. You must possess a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office.
The salary is within a range £27,000 to £35,000 per annum, dependent upon skills and experience. In addition, benefits include 30 days annual leave, free meals whilst on duty, free use of the College gym, and season ticket loan scheme for travel.
Further details can be found in the further particulars:
Further particulars (Word version)
Further particulars (PDF version)

To Apply
Please email a letter of application and curriculum vitae to the Personnel Office,

In addition, all applicants are required to complete an Application Cover Form and a Recruitment Monitoring Form.
Application Cover Form
Recruitment Monitoring Form

Please also take note of the instructions regarding references in the ‘How to apply’ section of the further particulars.

The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Thursday 19 October 2017.



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