Mark Miodownik hosts Plastic Fantastic

Catz alumnus Professor Mark Miodownik (1988, Metallurgy) has launched a new three-part series on BBC Radio 4, exploring our love-hate relationship with plastic, why we have ended up with oceans of waste blighting the envornment, and what science and society can do about it.

Plastic Fantastic kicked off on 15th May 2018 with an episode that saw Mark looking back at our earliest use of plastic, and tracing how it began to change our world - both for better, and worse.

Our 150th Anniversary celebrated on BBC Radio Oxford

In anticipation of our upcoming 150th anniversary we have been working with the Oxfordshire Family History Society to research our first 59 students, who matriculated into the Delegacy for Unattached Students in the academic year 1868-9.

On 19th March, our Development Assistant Colette Lewis appeared on BBC Radio Oxford to speak about some of our exciting findings so far. You can listen to the full segment below:

Dying is easy, Comedy is hard

On 21 February 2018, Sir Tom Stoppard returned to College to deliver his third event during his time so far as this year's Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre. Joined in conversation by Emeritus Fellow and former Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor Patrick Marber, he gave an insightful talk entitled Dying is easy, comedy is hard. You can listen to the podcast of the talk below:

Alumnus appointed Governor of Montserrat

Andrew Pearce OBE (1979, Chemistry) was recently appointed Governor of Montserrat, his latest posting in his 30 years of service for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Accompanied by his family, Andrew arrived on the Caribbean island on 1st February 2018, and was welcomed with a parade before being sworn in during a special sitting of the Legislative Assembly. He is set to serve as Governor for a three year period initially.

In a statement following his first day in the role, Andrew said:

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