Emma Bridgewater Outreach Event

The Master of St Catz, Professor Roger Ainsworth, led an outreach event in conjunction with pottery boss, Emma Bridgewater, at three schools in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday 1st October. The aim of the event was to raise pupils’ aspirations and inspire them to aim for leading universities. Emma Bridgewater explained: “Stoke-on-Trent is a fantastic city but I want kids to go out and see the world. They can then bring their experiences back to the city.”

Dr Richard Bailey awarded £1.5M for Sustainable Oceans research project.

Dr Richard Bailey has been awarded £1.5M by the Oxford Martin School, to direct a new five year programme on Sustainable Oceans. This builds on an ongoing 18 month (£0.2M) project funded by Ocean Conservancy, and a £0.8M support package from the London technology company Improbable.

Catz House accommodation.

An Introduction by the MCR President.

Catz house, with its newly refurbished rooms and facilities, is located just off St Clements Street, east of Oxford city centre. Its location is ideal with the city centre, Catz and central University departments being only 5-10 minutes cycle away. If you are based at one of the Oxford hospitals in Headington these are only 15 minutes cycle away. Catz sports ground with tennis courts and playing fields is just around the corner on Marston Road.

St Clements and the surrounding areas, including Cowley and Iffley Road, have all the amenities you will need during your stay in Oxford. St Clements itself has pubs, bars and restaurants as well as a small supermarket. On Cowley road you will find banks, a large supermarket, pharmacies, cafés, a multitude of cycle shops and restaurants from all corners of the world. If you are interested in night life there are a number of pubs and bars as well as the O2 Academy for live music. Only 5 minutes away, on Iffely Road, you will find the University sports centre with a gym, pool, climbing walls and more. If you are looking to relax Catz house is only a few minutes’ walk from South Park and Headington Hill Park, perfect for picnics.

Planning a trip to London or abroad? The Oxford Tube and X90 bus services provide a quick and easy link to London. The bus stop is conveniently located on St Clements Street, on the doorstep of Catz House, and services are frequent. If you are travelling abroad there are coach links to London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted departing regularly from St Clements.

Catz House welcomes you to Oxford and the joys of living in the exciting St Clements area.

Library Assistant

One of the largest Colleges within the University of Oxford, St Catherine’s is seeking to appoint a Library Assistant to assist with all aspects of the day to day administration and management of its busy Library, and to facilitate the delivery of the highest levels of service to its academic community.
The successful candidate will be positive and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills, experience of working in a busy Library environment and a commitment to developing the Library so that it continues to meet the diverse academic needs of our student community. In addition to resolving readers’ queries, you will assist in developing and maintaining OLIS for the Library, analyse book usage records, process new acquisitions, and co-ordinate Library invigilation.

The post comprises 35 hours per week, and the salary is within the range £18,777 - £21,585 per annum. We offer car parking, a generous leave allowance, free lunch whilst on duty and free use of the College gym.
The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Thursday 27 September 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

For further details please see 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 at personnel@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

In addition, 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 Thursday 27 September 2018.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 1 October or week commencing 8 October 2018.


Bath Street Houses

01- 12-15 Bath Street - Front View02 - Front Room03 - Front Room04 - Sitting Room05 - Sitting Room - View towards Kitchen06 - Kitchen07 - Kitchen08 - Kitchen09 - Front Bedroom10 - Front Bedroom11 - Rear Bedroom12 - Bathroom13 - 12 - 15 Bath Street - Rear View

Accommodation for Visiting Fellows

The College owns 4 houses at the end Bath Street, which is the fifth turning to the left on St Clement’s Street after the Plain. The houses are a 15 minute walk away from the College.

In terms of priority for their use the College has decided that two houses will be reserved for the accommodation of new Fellows moving to Oxford requiring accommodation whilst they may decisions about their future housing needs. Two houses will be reserve for Visiting Fellows. These needs having been met, the College is happy to consider requests for housing from other colleges and parts of the University for academic visitors.

Bath Street is quiet cul-de-sac with little traffic noise. The houses sit next to St Catherine’s House, which is the College’s off-site graduate centre, and the Angel and Greyhound Meadow which is accessed by a bridge at the end of Bath Street.

The following description relates to a gallery of pictures available here.

You can view plans of the ground and first floors of the houses here and here respectively.

The houses are formed of a small study to the front. This has a desk and sofa-bed. Along an entrance corridor to the rear of the house sits a large sitting room furnished with a sofa, easy chair and coffee table. There is a television. The sitting room opens into a light, spacious kitchen/dining area. This is fully-equipped with oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a glazed area over the kitchen/dining area which can be shaded by the use of motorised high-level blinds.

The second floor is composed of a double bedroom to the front of the house and a single to the rear. There is bathroom on the second floor equipped with a bath and shower.

The houses are connected to the University’s IT network.

The rear of the houses is formed of a terrace with separate sitting areas assigned to each house. Beyond this will sit a large lawn shared by all houses. This is a private, gated area and surrounded by walls/fences.

The houses on Bath Street are very close to two supermarkets – Tesco on Cowley Road and Sainsbury’s, close to Magdalen Bridge. There are cashpoints at both supermarkets. The Cowley Road and St Clement’s areas offer a wide variety of types of shop, restaurant and bars.

The bus stop for London and Gatwick and Heathrow airports are on St Clement’s Street – a few minutes’ walk from the end Bath Street and the houses.








The College has made arrangements for staff to regularly clean the houses. The timing and details of these arrangements are worked out between occupants and the Housekeeper. The gardens are maintained by the College gardening staff. Maintenance issues should be directed to the Buildings Manager.

The current rent for a house is £1,420 per month. Occupants will be responsible for all other bills on a rate of £8.10 per day. This covers gas, electricity, water, council tax and TV licence. Wi-Fi access is also included free of charge.

Christensen Fellowships include free accommodation (including utilities) for the period of your appointment.

For further information please contact Susannah Young, Accommodation Officer, at


St Catherine’s House

Bathroom     Kitchen     bedroom

Study Desk   Corner room

Bed   Bed and desk   narrow

Priyanka Bawa

Hi! My name is Priyanka Bawa, and I am a DPhil Candidate in Social Policy. I have a keen interest in writing which stems from my love of reading and particularly enjoy engaging with socio-economic questions of policy relevance. Additionally, I am a part of Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network and have been involved with the Dell Empowering Women Challenge’13, as a mentor for Project LEAD. I am really looking forward to hearing the stories of Catz alumni during the Telethon and understanding what the Catz ethos meant for them.

2015, Social Policy


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