The Clifford Household during the Wars of the Roses 1450 to 1487

Adrian Waite (1978, Geography)

The Clifford Household during the Wars of the Roses 1450 to 1487 (AW History, 2018)

This book chronicles the history of the turbulent Clifford family during the Wars of the Roses. The Cliffords were Lords of Craven and Westmorland in Northern England during that time and three successive generations fought for the House of Lancaster, Henry VI and Henry VII.

Cleaner (afternoons & evenings)

Are you a friendly, reliable cleaner who takes pride in your work? If so, we would like to hear from you.

St Catherine’s College is one of the newest and largest Colleges within the University of Oxford. We are now looking for an experienced Cleaner to join our busy team to clean communal areas within the college.

As well as a welcoming and supportive working atmosphere, we offer a range of benefits including, free use of the College gym. pension, meals without charge whilst on duty and season ticket loans. 

Hours: 30 hours per week

Pay: £8.73 per hour

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 applications is 5pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018


Lodge Porter (evenings)

St Catherine’s College is seeking to appoint a Lodge Porter (Receptionist). St Catherine’s main reception area, its Porters’ Lodge, plays a crucial role in the College community as the reception point for all students, staff and visitors. You will play a key role in delivering the high standards of reception and security services. A busy customer-facing role, it is essential that you have excellent communication skills, a positive attitude, and are resourceful.

St Catherine’s is one of the newest and largest colleges in the University of Oxford. We combine the traditions expected of an Oxford College with a highly successful international conference business, and seek to apply a forward-looking approach to every aspect of the way we run and operate.

The rate of pay is £9.80 an hour. We offer parking, a generous annual leave allowance, free meals whilst on duty and when the kitchen is open, and free use of the College gym. The post is for 55 hours per fortnight (one week on, one week off), usually worked 4pm to 11pm on weekdays and 7am to 5pm on weekends. Work patterns may vary according to the needs of the College.

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 26 September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Emeritus Fellow Thelma Holt wins Sam Wanamaker Award

Thelma Holt CBE, Emeritus Fellow of St Catz, has received the 2018 Sam Wanamaker Award – an award established to recognise pioneering work in Shakespearean theatre.

The Sam Wanamaker Award dates back to 1994 and is presented by Shakespeare’s Globe (named in honour of the theatre’s founder) to celebrate work which has increased the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare.

Catz students celebrated at Sustainability Showcase

On 14 June, Oxford University held its fifth annual Sustainability Showcase at the Museum of Natural History, with staff and students from across the University gathering to recognise their contributions towards making the University more environmentally friendly. We’re pleased to say that St Catherine’s College picked up multiple awards at the event.

How to Get On with Anyone

Catherine Stothart (1976, English)

How to Get On with Anyone: Gain the confidence and charisma to communicate with any personality type (Pearson, 2018)

Most people lack the tools to deal with awkward situations and difficult people. But what if you could find out the secrets of dealing with ANY personality type? How to Get On with Anyone will give you the knowledge, principles and skills you need to improve your interactions with everyone, build your confidence and change your life.

The Simple Physics of Energy Use

Peter Rez (1973, Metallurgy)

The Simple Physics of Energy Use (OUP, 2017)

As a society we use energy for climate control and lighting in buildings, moving people and goods from one place to another and making things. This book uses simple classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism) to quantitatively review sources of energy and how we use them.

Trace Elements

Nigel Forde (1963, English)

Trace Elements (Valley Press, 2018)

In Nigel Forde's first collection of poetry for eight years, he takes us on a quintessentially English journey through life and memory, exploring love, landscape, music and those difficult moments we all share but few can put into words.

Anniversary Weekend: Reinventing the Wheel

The culmination of our 150th celebrations will be an Anniversary weekend, taking place in College.

From Saturday 14th-Sunday 15th September, we look forward to hosting a special series of lectures, followed by a Drinks Reception and Dinner in Hall. Learn about St Catherine's history and our roots in the Delegacy during this exciting weekend.

Further details to be announced!

Date: Saturday, 14 September 2019 - Sunday, 15 September 2019

Venue: St Catherine's College

Manchester Drinks Reception - Thursday, 16 May 2019

Our Regional Drinks Reception in Manchester will take place at the Great John Street Hotel and we would be delighted to see many of you there. Our thanks go to Lisa Roberts QC (1988, English) for helping with the planning of this event.

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Venue: The Great John Street Hotel, Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD

Price: £15 per ticket

Guests: Warmly welcomed


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