The Alan Tayler Series

St Catz has a long tradition in applied and industrial mathematics, and has hosted a series of lectures on mathematics and its applications since 1986. In 1995, the series was renamed in memory of Alan Tayler, in tribute to his efforts and achievements in this field.

Alan was the first Fellow in applied mathematics to be appointed at St Catherine's. His lifelong commitment was to the practical application of mathematical ideas to problems in science and industry. His vision inspired many national and international collaborations on the theme of mathematics-in-industry. This lecture series is very generously sponsored by The Smiths Institute.

Previous Lectures

2012
Prof Dr Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universität Berlin)
Models for Optimal Control and Design of New Cars and Airplanes.

2011
Prof. John Ockendon (Univeristy of Oxford)
Mathematical Modelling: Under the Bonnet.

2010
Dr Lincoln Wallen (Dreamworks Animation)
Telling Great Stories: the Mathematics and Systems Engineering of Movie Production.

2009
Prof. Lord Desai (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Mathematics, Economics and Decision Making.

2008
Prof. A. Quarteroni (l'École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Mathematical Modeling in Medicine, Sports and Technology.

2007
Prof. I. Stewart (Warwick)
Symmetries in Biological and Physical Networks.

2006
Prof. H. Berestycki (EHESS)
Modelling spatial diffusion: From flames to social norms.

2005
Prof. J. Bush (MIT)
Walking on Water: biolocomotion at the interface.

2004
Dr D. Acheson (Oxford)
1089 and all that.

2003
Prof. L. Mahadevan (Harvard)
Geometry and Physics of Packing and Unpacking, from DNA to Origami.

2002
Prof H Neunzert (Fraunhofer-ITWM, Kaiserslautern)
What did we "Europeans" learn from Alan Tayler?

2001
Prof J C R Hunt (University College London)
Maths in industry: past experiences and new challenges.

2000
Prof Sir Tony Hoare (Microsoft Research)
Assertions in programs: out of research and into production.

 

Fiona McConnell

BA Camb, MA, PhD QMUL

Teaching

At College I tutor all aspects of Human Geography for the undergraduate course and within the School of Geography and the Environment I convene and teach an optional final honours school course on ‘Geopolitics in the margins’.

About me

I joined St. Catherine’s and the School of Geography and the Environment in December 2013. Prior to this I was a lecturer in human geography at Newcastle University and I have also held a Junior Research fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge (2011-2013) and an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at Newcastle University (2010-2011). I completed my undergraduate in Geography at the University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College) and my MA and PhD at Queen Mary, University of London.

Research

My research is mainly in the field of political geography and aims to develop new areas of thinking regarding governance beyond the state and different modes of political legitimacy. In particular, I am interested in how communities officially excluded from formal state politics are nevertheless engaging with aspects of statecraft, and in using such seemingly anomalous cases as a lens to critically examine the 'norms' of governance. A significant part of my research to date has focused on the political structures and practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile based in India. I have ongoing research projects on cultures of diplomacy, social and labour mobility in India's post-liberal economy, geographies of peace, and constructions and contestations of political legitimacy.

Fellow and Tutor in Geography
Associate Professor in Human Geography

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Teaching Award for Fellow in Experimental Psychology

Dr Gaia Scerif, the College’s Tutorial Fellow in Experimental Psychology, has won a divisional “Teaching Excellence” award, in the “Excellent Teacher Category”. These are presented by the Medical Sciences Division annually.

These awards formally recognise the excellent contributions to teaching and/or supervision made by individual members of Collegiate University and NHS staff within the Division. This award comes in addition to her Oxford Teaching Excellence award for Innovation in Teaching in 2012.

Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture - Stephen Fry

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Stephen Fry as the 23rd holder of the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship in Contemporary Theatre.

Actor, writer, television and radio presenter, Stephen Fry is a true polymath. His career has ranged over stage, film, radio and television. He recently performed the role of Malvolio in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe and on Broadway to critical acclaim, and was recently named by Debrett’s as one of the most influential and inspiring British people working with the charitable sector.

Catz announced as 2012-2013 Cuppers Champions!

The annual Oxford University Sports Awards were celebrated at a prestigious ceremony held on Friday 15 November 2013 at the OURFC grounds.

Over 200 current students and alumni gathered to reflect on the 2012-2013 sporting season and honour each other’s achievements, with Catz collecting the overall Cuppers Trophy for last year!

Among other sporting achievements, Catz came top in Women’s Football, and reached the finals in Tennis, Five-a-Side and Hockey.

Where can I find my candidate number?

You can look you up your candidate number on the Examination and Assessment Information page in Student Self Service.

 

 

 

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