Magellan Prize

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages in association with St Catherine's College

The Magellan Prize, established in commemoration of the feats of the great sixteenth-century Portuguese navigator Fernando de Magalhaes, will be awarded in each year to the best student beginning graduate studies in the University of Oxford in the language, literature, culture, or history of the Portuguese speaking world.

The value of the Prize will be £3,000. The prize will be associated with a non-stipendiary graduate scholarship at St Catherine's College; the prizewinner will accordingly be required to be admitted as a member of the college. All applicants for graduate study in the relevant areas will be eligible for consideration, and no special application is required.

Further information is available from: prizesandawards@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk

Postgraduate

Graduate Scholarships

St Catherine's College expects to be able to award the following Graduate Scholarships with effect from October 2019:
 
Alan Tayler Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For Overseas and EU fee status students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University DPhil degree in the Mathematical Institute in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.

Allen Senior Music Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £3,112 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable to pay University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University graduate degree (MSt, MPhil or DPhil) in Music in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
Berlinski-Jacobson Graduate Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £4,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University graduate degree in the Arts (Humanities Division and Social Science Division) in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
College Scholarship (Arts): two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,112 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in the Arts (Humanities Division and Social Science Division) in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
College Scholarship (Sciences): two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,112 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, or MSc by Research) in the Sciences (Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division and Medical Sciences Division) in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
Ghosh Graduate Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for one or two years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University taught degree (BPhil, MFA, MSt, MSc by Coursework or MPhil) in the Humanities Division in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
Glaxo Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £3,112 per annum, tenable for up to two years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For all students who have a confirmed place on the Oxford University 2nd BM commencing 2019 and any St Catherine’s students who will commence the accelerated graduate entry medicine course in 2019 or commenced the 2nd BM or accelerated graduate entry medicine course prior to 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
Henfrey Graduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For students who are, or will be, reading for an Oxford University graduate degree related to Chinese Studies in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
Leathersellers’ Company Scholarship: three Graduate Scholarships worth £3,500 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For graduates of European (including UK) universities who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil or MSc by Research) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computing, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences, Statistics or Zoology in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
Light Senior Scholarship: up to eight scholarships worth £350 per annum, tenable for one year whilst the recipient is registered for an Oxford University graduate degree or diploma. For current St Catherine’s graduate students who registered for graduate study at St Catherine’s during or before the academic year 2018/19 and who will still be registered for graduate study at St Catherine’s during the academic year 2019/20. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
MCR Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable to pay University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University graduate degree in October 2019. The funds for this scholarship have been contributed by St Catherine’s graduate students. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.

Mr and Mrs Kenny Lam’s Graduate Scholarship in Law: one Graduate Scholarship worth £5,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable to pay University and College fees. For students who are, or will be reading for an Oxford University graduate degree (BCL, MJuris, MSt, MPhil or DPhil) in Law in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
Overseas Scholarship: two Graduate Scholarships worth £3,112 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable for University and College fees. For Overseas fee status students who are, or will be, reading for an Oxford University research degree (DPhil, MLitt, or MSc by Research) in October 2019. Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019.
 
All of these Graduate Scholarships may be held in conjunction with an award from another body other than another Oxford College and carry entitlement to limited High Table dining rights. With the exception of the Light Senior Scholarships they also carry entitlement to up to two years’ single accommodation in College or a College House (at the current room charge rate), which should be taken in the first two years of the scholarship.
 
Students at other colleges are eligible to apply for all of these scholarships apart from the Light Senior Scholarships, but would need to migrate to St Catherine''s to take up any of these scholarships if their application was successful.
 
All of these scholarships, apart from the Light Senior Scholarships, are open to new graduate students commencing graduate study at Oxford in October 2019 and to current graduate students who will have completed no more than two years of graduate research degree study at Oxford in October 2019.
 
Before awarding any Scholarship, the College must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover University and College fees.
 
Applications should be sent by email to college.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk, in a single PDF file if possible, and should be single-spaced and in at least a 12 point font.
 
Applications must include, in the following order:

  • A completed Graduate Scholarship Application Cover Form including the names and addresses of two referees
  • A personal statement (one page)
  • A research outline accessible to non-specialists (up to 1,200 words). For taught courses applicants may provide a statement of their academic interests and motivation for undertaking their course in place of a research outline.
  • A full curriculum vitae (two pages)

Candidates should ask two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send references to the Academic Office at St. Catherine's College to arrive by the closing date of Friday 8 March 2019. Referees should submit references by email if possible (email: college.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk).
 
Alternatively, applicants who will be commencing their studies in October 2019 may request in their application that the references submitted in support of their application to Oxford are used.
 
The College plans to interview short-listed candidates during the weeks ending Friday 26 April, Friday 3 May and Friday 10 May 2019 and expects to notify all applicants of the outcome of their applications during the week ending Friday 31 May 2019.

Ian Shipsey

BSc QMUL, MA Oxf, PhD Edin

Teaching

I teach Physics at all levels.  I am passionate about teaching both one-on-one and in large lecture format. Students at Purdue University USA, where I have spent most of my career, gave me their highest award for teaching.

About me

I develop cameras that enable new ways of seeing the world. Most recently we saw the Higgs Boson for the first time.

I am Chairperson of the Collaboration Board of the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment (CMS) at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland, a member of the Board of Directors of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation, and formerly the co-coordinator of the LHC Physics Center at Fermi National accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), and co-Spokesperson of the CLEO experiment at Cornell University.

I am a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Chair-elect of the APS Division of Particles and Fields (DPF).

My research

I am an experimental particle physicist. I work in large international scientific collaborations.  We seek to understand how the universe was born how it will evolve and how it will end using particle accelerators and telescopes.  I study quarks and the Higgs Boson, search for dark matter, the study of dark energy.

Graduate 

I have had the privilege to have had more than a dozen brilliant students receive a PhD so far and I have also mentored 10 postdoctoral fellows.

Other

I am profoundly deaf.  I have given over sixty colloquia and talks to the public on hearing, cochlear implants and perception since the miracle of a cochlear implant restored my hearing. A recent example is here: https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/bionic-hearing-science-and-experience

Professorial Fellow
Henry Moseley Centenary Professor of Experimental Physics

Forms & Surveys

Within this section you fill find a range of forms and surveys.

Peter Ireland

MA, DPhil Oxf
Donald Schultz Professor of Turbomachinery

Philip Torr

BSc S'ton, DPhil Oxf

About me

I studied Pure Mathematics at Southampton University, and first came to Oxford to do my DPhil in the Department of Engineering on automated understanding of images (“Computer Vision”) - this is a topic that has fascinated me ever since. After leaving Oxford I joined Microsoft Research, working there for several years both in Seattle and then later at their research laboratory  in Cambridge (England). I then moved to Oxford Brookes to establish a new research group in Computer Vision that won several academic and industrial awards for its output before returning to Oxford University’s Department of Engineering as University research professor.  In 2007 I was made a Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder.  You can read about it here.

My personal webpage can be found here.

Research

Computer Vision is about getting computers to “see” as well as we do. It is an enterprise involving people in many areas from biologists to mathematicians, from psychologists to computer scientists and engineers, who have been working for many years to understand its underlying mathematical and computational principles.

I have been awarded the prestigious European Advanced Investigator Award which provides 2.5 million Euros to set up a new research group at Oxford.

Publications can be found here.

Some videos of my research can be found here and here.

Graduate supervision

I run a large research group of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. I am always on the lookout for new recruits but only if you really rank amongst the best of your peers. Details about the group can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow by Special Election in Engineering Science
Professor of Engineering Science

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