Oxford University Dorset Branch Student Summer Vacation Bursary 2016

The Oxford University Society’s Dorset Branch (OUS Dorset) is offering a bursary of up to £350 for 2016 towards the costs of undertaking a summer vacation project that aims to further the personal development of an Oxford undergraduate student and to enrich his or her life, for the benefit of his or her College.

Catz Exchange Conference

Following on from a highly successful inaugural CatzExchange Conference in February 2015, which brought together over fifty Catz undergraduates, graduates and Fellows, the Catz Exchange conference will take place on Thursday 25th February 2016 (6th week) 3pm-6pm, followed by dinner in hall.
A bit of background about CatzExchange:

Barbara Costa

Assistant Librarian

Katritzky Lecture

Presenting to a full Lecture Theatre in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - and an 'overflow' audience in the Abbotts Kitchen - on Tuesday 10th November, Chemistry Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien ForMemRS gave a stunning 2015 Katritzky Lecture entitled Molecules against cancer of for long-term memory storage.

This Katritzky lecture, the 6th in the series, derives from the generous benefaction of the late Professor Alan Katritzky FRS and, on this occasion, was a joint event between St Catherine's College and the Department of Chemistry.

Jessica Goodman

MA, MSt, DPhil Oxf


I am Director of Studies in French for St Catz. I teach all areas of French language and literature to first-year students at the College. To second years and finalists I teach seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature and thought, as well as French language. I also teach on the MSt in the European Enlightenment.

About me

I was educated at a state school in Cardiff, and studied French and Italian at Worcester College, Oxford, where I also completed my Masters and DPhil. I spent two years as a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, before returning to Oxford and joining St Catherine's in 2015. I have a particular interest in outreach and widening access, having been involved in the UNIQ summer schools for several years, and given a number of talks to schools. Please contact me if I can be of assistance in similar activities.


I work in the field of eighteenth-century literature and thought, with a particular interest in the ways in which authors create a public image of themselves, both in their lifetime and after their death. My first book examines the French career of the Italian author Carlo Goldoni, and I am now working on a new project relating to the textual commemoration of authors around the French Revolution, which include an edition of plays about the revolutionary Mirabeau. Other interests include celebrity, posterity, anonymity, and socio-historical approaches to literature.

For further information, and a list of publications, see www.jessicagoodman.co.uk

Fellow and Tutor in French
Associate Professor of French

Apply for the Nick Young Award

The Nick Young Award offers a grant of £3,600 to a member or alumnus of St Catz for the purpose of undertaking a 9-week work experience placement from Monday 7 May 2018 to Friday 6 July 2018 with Director’s Cut Productions in London. The successful applicant will be part of the production team of the South Bank Sky Arts Awards – please see this flyer for more information.

John Bayley Celebration

A celebration of the Life of John Bayley was held on Monday, 9th November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre at St Catherine’s.

Over 50 Fellows, colleagues and former students came together to share memories of the former English tutor at New College, who moved to St Catherine’s in 1974 as the first Warton Professor of English Literature.

As an academic, Bayley made his name as a literary critic and a specialist in Pushkin and Goethe. Former students remembered Bayley for instilling in them a lasting delight in literature as a way of engaging with the world.

Academic Officer (Tutorial)

St Catherine’s, the newest and largest mixed undergraduate/graduate college within the University of Oxford, is seeking to appoint a talented and motivated individual to join its Academic Office. Applicants should be flexible and keen to learn. The role might particularly suit someone intending to pursue a career in Higher Education administration.
The post holder will help provide the administrative support required for the successful running of the academic activities of the College. In particular, they will be responsible for undertaking right to work checks for all tutors and for using OxCORT, an online system for gathering and processing information about tuition, and producing financial and statistical reports for use by College Officers and committees throughout the year.
With a keen eye for detail, the ideal candidate will have excellent organisational, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills. They will also be enthusiastic, friendly and able to provide a customer-focused service. Previous experience in a similar environment is desirable, but not essential.
The salary is set within the range £22,214 to £24,285 per annum, comprising 35 hours per week. In return, we offer a range of benefits including meals without charge whilst on duty, pension scheme, car parking, season ticket loans 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
To apply please complete an application cover form and recruitment monitoring form and email them together with a cover letter and C.V. to personnel@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.
   Application Cover Form 
   Recruitment Monitoring Form

The closing date for receipt of applications midday on Thursday 25 January 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 1 February 2018.

The Katritzky Lecture 2017

St Catz and the University of Oxford Chemistry Department are delighted to be welcoming Professor Tony Cheetham FRS to give this year's Katritzky Lecture. 

Professor Cheetham, Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society and Professor at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy in the University of Cambridge, will be speaking on ‘New Materials for the 21st Century’:


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