Applications Open for 2018 Wallace Watson Award

St Catz undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for the 2018 Wallace Watson Award, which encourages students to undertake expeditions or travel of a challenging nature, by providing financial assistance. The objective of the initiative is to foster an inner strength of character, an appreciation of other cultures and a broadening of the mind, through helping to ensure opportunities for St Catz students to travel the world.

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

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.

Chef de Partie

St Catherine’s is one of the newest and largest Colleges in the University of Oxford, catering for a wide range of dining, from banquets and formal private dinners to meals for students. All dishes are made fresh from scratch on a daily basis, and the College Kitchen has an enviable reputation for the quality of its food.

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Chef de Partie to join our friendly, professional team and gain experience in a large Kitchen, whilst being supported to build on their culinary skills. The successful candidate will be a strong team player, passionate about producing great food, and able to provide the high standards we require across all sections of the Kitchen. Ideally you will be qualified to City and Guilds 7061/2 (or equivalent) or will have equivalent professional experience.

The salary is set within the range of £21,840 - £23,920 per annum, comprising 40 hours per week.

Benefits include parking on site, free use of the College gym, meals without charge whilst on duty, pension, season ticket loans and free uniform.

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

To apply please complete an application cover form and recruitment monitoring form and email them together with a cover letter and C.V. to Application Form
Recruitment Monitoring Form

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Monday 2 July 2018. We reserve the right to close the post early if we receive sufficient applications

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.

Events Officer (fixed-term)

Although one of the newest and largest colleges within Oxford, St Catherine’s College can trace its roots back to 1868, and as such, 2018 marks a very special year for the College – the 150 anniversary of our founding, under the guise of the Delegacy for unattached students.
To honour this momentous occasion, our events programme for 2018-19 is bigger and bolder that ever before and we are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active person to join our friendly and committed team to bring that ‘added extra’.
Working closely with the Director of Development and the rest of the Development Office team, the Events Officer will be responsible for developing and delivering a series of over 30 events to engage our c. 12,000 Alumni, Friends and Parents in the UK and overseas. You will take sole responsibility for the planning and coordination of these events and ensure their successful delivery. In addition, you will be expected to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders, liaise with venues and suppliers, build network and gather information, as well as communicate regularly with alumni via the website and email.
You will therefore have outstanding interpersonal skills with a friendly, flexible and team-focused approach. You will be organised, able to multi-task, prioritise a diverse workload and pay exceptional attention to detail. Excellent IT skills and recalling information at speed will also be required.

This post is fixed-term, to September 2019 and comprises 35 hours per week.

The salary is within a range £24,983 - £29,799 per annum pro rata dependent upon skills and experience. In addition, benefits include car parking, 30 days annual leave, free meals whilst on duty, pension scheme, 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,

All applicants are required to complete an Application Form and a Recruitment Monitoring Form.
Application Form
Recruitment Monitoring Form

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Wednesday 4 July 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
Interviews will be held week commencing 9 July 2018.


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